Category Archives: Award

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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5. Do Not Say We Have Nothing (Madeleine Thien)

“I assumed that when the story finished, life would continue and I would go back to being myself.  But it wasn’t true.  The stories got longer and longer, and I got smaller and smaller”. Do Not Say We Have Nothing … Continue reading

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84. I am a Truck (Michelle Winters)

As we get ready to celebrate the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner, I am reading my way through the short-list including:  Son of a Trickster (Eden Robinson, who I had the privilege to meet at a Laurier event in February), Transit … Continue reading

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A Year in Review – 2016

As the year draws to a close, I have been reflecting on my 2016 reading and thought that I would share a few highlights from the year. My goal had been to read 110 books this year and I am … Continue reading

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Plum Johnson: Author Event

  “Seeing a book with my name on it has been a dream of mine since I was 6 years old”. It was an honest discussion by Plum Johnson, winner of the RBC Taylor prize, relating to her challenged with … Continue reading

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45. Medicine Walk (Richard Wagamese)

“The wisest ones got taught more.  Our people.  Starlights.  We are meant to be teachers and storytellers.  They say nights like this bring them teachin’s and stories back and that’s when they oughta be passed on again” Medicine Walk, the … Continue reading


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40. Middlesex (Jeffrey Eugenides)

The Pulitzer Prize winning novel, Middlesex, came highly recommended and was a very interesting novel spanning 3 generations of a Greek family who had fled Turkey in 1922. It is narrated by Calliope/Cal, sharing the genetics and family relationships that … Continue reading

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17. Fifteen Dogs (Andre Alexis)

Fifteen Dogs, the 2015 Giller Prize winner, is our March Book club pick.  It is a unique story of fifteen unrelated dogs who are within a veterinary clinic when the Greed Gods, Hermes and Apollo decide to give human consciousness and … Continue reading

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Sheldon Kennedy: Lincoln Alexander Award Recipient

Even though I have not read Why I Didn’t Say Anything – The Sheldon Kennedy Story yet, I feel compelled to blog about the Lincoln Alexander Leadership Award (LALA) recipient.  As a University of Guelph Alumni (MA Leadership program) I was honoured … Continue reading

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