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2018 Review – update

For those of you that read my posts by email please note that the wonderful books that I have recommended seem to be mixed with those that I would suggest avoiding so please read the post here.

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2018: A Year of Books Review

It seems that 2018 has flown by!  It was an year of less reading, many exiting author events and a hectic pace as I successfully ran for school board trustee (hence less reading). Did I meet all my reading goals? … Continue reading

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Book Review Blitz – December

Clearly, my blogging has been a bit behind this fall so I am catching up and providing mini-reviews of the last books of 2018 as we end the year.  Tomorrow, I will post my reading highlights and lowlights of the … Continue reading

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Book Review Blitz – October/November

68.  An Ocean of Minutes (Lim, Thea) Thank you to Viking Publishing for an advance reader copy of An Ocean of Minutes (won through Goodreads).  Although it took me a while dig into this story, it was terrific that it … Continue reading

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67. Up from Freedom (Wayne Grady)

September was a very hectic month with the kids heading back to school and swimming, with my campaign for school board trustee and catching up at work after summer holidays.  Up from Freedom was the ONLY book that I was … Continue reading

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Book Review Blitz- August

My mission this weekend is to get back on track, to get caught up on my book reviews and make a small dent in my accounts of author events.   These reviews are from the end of August when I … Continue reading

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A Legacy of Little Free Libraries, Rest in Peace Todd Bol

Greetings readers, I am sorry if you have been missing my reviews but don’t worry, I will be back soon!  Although I have been on hiatus, I did want to take a few minutes to recognize a literary hero. Sadly, … Continue reading

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Summer Blitz # 2 (59 & 60)

In an effort to get caught up on my book reviews, here is a snapshot of a couple more books that have been part of my summer reading. 59. The English Patient (Michael Ondaajte) Many of us have read or … Continue reading

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58. Starlight (Richard Wagamese)

Thank you to Allie McHugh at Penguin Random House for sharing an advance reader copy of Starlight in exchange for an honest review.  I had been patiently waiting to learn more about Frank Starlight and understand what had happened after … Continue reading

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Summer Blitz (books 50 to 58)

With apologies to my book followers, this summer has been filled with beautiful, sunny days and I have been a bit slow with my book reviews!  In order to catch up, I am doing a summer blitz, grouping together some … Continue reading

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