Author Archives: AYearOfBooksBlog

Guest Post by Dominique O’Rourke: The Confidence Code (Kay & Shipman)

Thank you to my wonderful friend, Dominique O’Rourke, for sharing her review of The Confidence Code.  We first met at the University of Guelph while studying leadership and shared two years of essays, assignments, residence stays and fun.  Her blog … Continue reading

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Coming soon…

In case you have been wondering, while I have not been blogging for the past couple of weeks, I have been reading and reviews are pending!

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Celebrate Canada with 150 Books!

What a better way to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial than reading some great CanLit suggested by a few authors, my family and friends from the Canadian Content Goodreads group?  It was a difficult task to narrow down to one favourite book … Continue reading

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48. Commonwealth (Ann Patchett)

“Franny, half asleep on top of the bedspread beside her husband, was unable to map out all the ways the future would unravel without the moorings of the past”. An uninvited guest shows up a christening party bearing a bottle … Continue reading

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47. The Underpainter (Jane Urquhart)

After reading Away and and advanced reader copy of A Number of Things written to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial , I was thrilled to meet the fascinating Jane Urquhart at the Hamilton Public Library event. After the event, I was keen to read another one … Continue reading

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46. Island of the Blue Dolphins (Scott O’Dell)

Island of the Blue Dolphins has been on my TBR list for a long time.  My daughter had enjoyed it so when I saw it was available from my library’s overdrive list, I signed it out and listened to it … Continue reading

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45. Start With Why (Simon Sinek)

“It all starts with clarity.  You have to know WHY you do WHAT you do” Start with Why was an inspiring book to listen to during my commutes – so inspiring that I needed to purchase my own copy!   … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day!!

As I reflect on Father’s Day, I think of how lucky that I am to have an amazing Dad who is always here for me, treats my husband like his own son and supports and has a lot of fun … Continue reading

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Michael Kaan: Author Event

Different Drummer books in collaboration with East Plains Church, in Burlington, hosted a trio of authors on May 2nd including Michael Kaan, Jennifer Robson and Jamie Tennant.  I have been tardy in posting this review but am looking forward to … Continue reading

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Canadian Favourites

Hi fellow CanLit lovers!! I am planning on a Canada 150 blog post to celebrate the sesquicentennial and need your help.  I am hoping that followers of will share their favourite Canadian book and the reason why is a book … Continue reading

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