Author Archives: AYearOfBooksBlog

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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March Book Blitz

27.  American Dirt (Cummins, Jeannie) Despite the raging controversy, American Dirt is a difficult book to put down. It starts with unbelievable violence that leaves Lydia and her son with one option, to take their chances on La Bestia (riding … Continue reading

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20. Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club (Coles, Megan Gail)

As everyone knows, I am a HUGE fan and supporter of Canada Reads.  Each year the CBC chooses 5 defenders who each choose a book to debate in the gameshow/literary prize program which I look forward to.  Canada Reads inspires … Continue reading

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February Book Blitz

As readers will notice, I have fallen behind in my posts.  Returning to work in February and the subsequent COVID19 pandemic have kept me distracted but I continue to read.  In an effort to catch up, I will do a … Continue reading

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14. The Spy (Paolo Cohelo)

The life of Mata Hari continues to be surrounded by mystery and intrigue.  The Spy was an interesting account of her life, known as a double agent and accused of sharing secrets between the German and the French during the … Continue reading

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13. Everyday Ubuntu (Ngomane, Mungi)

“Ubuntu is a Xhosa word originating from a South African philosophy that encapsulates all our aspirations about how to live life well, together. It is the belief in a universal human bond: I am only because you are. And it … Continue reading

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12. The Wake (Linden MacIntyre)

Did you know that there was a tsunami in Canada?  It is hard to believe that a tsunami in Newfoundland is a piece of history that most Canadians are not aware of. The Wake describes the terrible tsunami, which was … Continue reading

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11. 101 Ways to Go Zero Waste (Kathryn Kellogg)

With the thought of protecting our environment, in January, I read a library copy of 101 Ways to go Zero Waste.  Although full of good ideas, this book was really a review of similar zero waste books and reinforced what … Continue reading

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