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5. The Real Mystery of Tom Thomson ( Richard Weiser)

Although I found the content interesting, I struggled through parts of this book. Starting with his family’s immigration to Canada in 1832, it read like a who’s who of Canadian art. It provided a timeline and thoughts of the many … Continue reading

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4. good food, bad food (Abby Langer, RD)

Sadly, I have read a lot of diet and “healthy eating” books over the years. I was a teen in the 80s thinking about my weight, eating salads and got caught up in the sugar free era of diet Cokes … Continue reading

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3. Robert’s Rules of Order – Newly Revised, In Brief

Robert’s Rules of Order is not the most exciting book to read. It is dry and very specific but it is a helpful read for anyone that sits on a board. It helps provide structure and fairness to proceedings and … Continue reading

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2. State of Terror (Clinton, Hillary Rodham & Penny, Louise)

For some reason, I struggled to open State of Terror, the first book club read of 2022. Perhaps it was my lack of focus in the New Year, competing priorities or just that I am not usually drawn to political … Continue reading

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1: Unreconciled (Jesse Wente)

Unreconciled is the first book written by Jesse Wente. As a reformed commuter, I enjoyed listening to Matt Galloway on CBC’s Metro Morning and hearing the weekly movie reviews from Wente. At the time, I had no idea that the … Continue reading

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A Year of Books – 2022

I have taken a bit of a break from this blog… life has been busy BUT reading continues to be my source of pleasure, learning and source of reflection. My 2022 reviews may not be as comprehensive as past years … Continue reading

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Today, I will reflect…

Canada Day has been celebrated by my family for many years. As children, my brothers and I would pile into the back of the Thunderbird and we would head to Port Dover for a parade, waving our flags and eagerly … Continue reading

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Seven Fallen Feathers by Tanya Talaga

Seven Fallen Feathers is a book that ALL Canadians need to read. The book tells the story of seven students who moved to Thunder Bay to attend high school and died. It also describes the impacts and experiences of systemic … Continue reading

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Don’t just “read the North”, learn from some amazing Indigenous authors. Post 1: Richard Wagamese

Hi all, my blog has been dormant as life has been busy and although I have been reading, I have just been adding brief reviews to my Goodreads account. Today, I need to speak up and share some of the … Continue reading

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Canada Reads 2020

While the CBC studio was devoid of book loving spectators, it was full of discussion, passion, strong personalities… ¬†and 5 great books! ¬†Canada Reads is a wonderful event that is part game show and part literary event which gets Canadians … Continue reading

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