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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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48. Marilla of Green Gables (Sarah McCoy)

As a lifelong fan of the Anne of Green Gables series (written by L.M. Montgomery), I was thrilled to receive an advanced reader copy of Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy.  Thank you to William Morrow Publishers and Harper … Continue reading

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47. One Story, One Song (Richard Wagamese)

“Stories build bridges to undiscovered countries – each other”. Richard Wagamese was a huge loss to #CanLit but his beautiful stories will endure and resonate.  It is not surprising that Joseph Boyden described him as a “national treasure”.  One Story, … Continue reading

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Happy Canada Day 2018

As we celebrate Canada’s 151st birthday, it is time to reflect on some great reading!  We have an amazing collection of Canadian authors to discover and enjoy.  My perennial favourites include: Medicine Walk by the late Richard Wagamese.  I have … Continue reading

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