Category Archives: Canada Reads

9. Love Lives Here (Amanda Jette Knox)

Wow!!  What a loving family. I am thankful that they were willing to share their story, their challenges, their knowledge and their love with others. The author, Amanda, endured struggles in her teens – with bullying, alcohol.  She got treatment, … Continue reading

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7. We Have Always Been Here (Samra Habib)

For anyone who has been following this blog, you will know that I am a HUGE fan of Canada Reads!  It is an amazing celebration of Canadian authors as 5 defenders sit around a table in the CBC studio and … Continue reading

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2. From the Ashes (Jesse Thistle)

The hardships and lessons in From the Ashes linger in my mind.  The book was a brutally honest account of the generational devastation of an Metis family impacted by the lasting effects of colonialism.  Jesse and his brothers were abandoned … 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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43. Dance, Gladys, Dance (Cassie Stocks)

As followers are well aware, I LOVE Canada Reads.  I love the lead up to the event, reading books from the long list, reading ALL the books from the short-list,  following the event and best of all attending this literary … Continue reading

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Happy Canada Book Day 2018!!!

It is a beautiful day to celebrate Canada Book Day!  Pick up your favourite book and enjoy! Grab a classic like Anne of Green Gables, reread a Canadian Classic like Margaret Atwood‘s The Handmaid’s Tale.  Revisit a book that you read … Continue reading

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Canada Reads Finale

What an amazing day at Canada Reads!  Congratulations to Mark Sakamoto whose compelling family story, Forgiveness has been deemed the one book that Canadians should read to open their eyes!  The winning book was defended by fashion icon Jeanne Becker … Continue reading

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Canada Reads Day 3

The third day of the “title fight” left American War and Forgiveness still standing as The Marrow Thieves by Cheri Dimaline, as debated by Jully Black, was a knockout.  The fighting and biting was diminished, compared to the previous debate, … Continue reading

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