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Michelle Obama – Becoming

Michelle Obama took to the stage in Toronto and shared a powerful message to 15000 (mostly) women!  It was an amazing evening, listening to Michelle speak about her book, Becoming, with my daughter, mom, sister in laws and friends!  Her … Continue reading

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Canada Reads – Finale

What an amazing day!!  What could be better than spending a great day with fellow book lovers including my daughter and friends at Canada Reads?  After a bit of panic with a delay on the highway, we made it to … Continue reading

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Canada Reads – Day 3

Canada Reads is down to the final two.  Both books are non-fiction and both tell harrowing tales, one of the horror of the Holocaust and the other the plight of a young refugee whose family had fled Iraq to the … Continue reading

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Canada Reads – Day 2

Day 2 was full of great discussion and I was sad to see Suzanne be voted off.  Although it was difficult to like the actions and decisions of Suzanne, it was a book that did move me to consider the … Continue reading

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Canada Reads: Day 1

Canada Reads is the most exciting “book holiday” of my year!!  I love the focus on CanLit, the competition, the strategy and the game show antics.  I have enjoyed reading the books (well, most of them) and am so excited … Continue reading

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January Book Review Blitz

3.  Eat Move Think:  The Path to a Healthier, Stronger January was a month of thinking about resolutions and Eat Move Think was the book to inspire a few changes.  The book was a little light on research but it … Continue reading

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2. Remember Us (Lindsay Blake/Layne James)

Did I tell you that my friend Layne has written a book?  How amazing is that??  She is a busy mom, photographer and has recently went back to school to finish a masters program… yet somehow, she has found time … Continue reading

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1. Bear Town (Fredrik Backman)

My apologies to the readers who follow this blog.  Although I had good intentions to stay on track in 2019, the busy days have taken over so I have some catching up to do! I started 2019 with Bear Town. … Continue reading

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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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