Category Archives: Canadian

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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34. The Year of Less (Cait Flanders)

As I strive to live a more minimalist lifestyle, I listened to The Year of Less:  How I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings, and Discovered Life is Worth More Than Anything You Can Buy in a Store.  It is … Continue reading

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33. The Woefield Poultry Collective (Susan Juby)

By coincidence the Woefield Poultry Collective is the second book detailing the experience of  city dwellers moving to the country that I read this weekend.  It is the book of the month for the CanadianContent Goodreads group, chosen for the … Continue reading

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31. Heart Berries (Terese Marie Mailhot)

Heart Berries is a tragic, raw story chronicling a young, indigenous woman’s journey through a dysfunctional childhood and her own tragic experiences prior to her diagnosis with post-traumatic stress disorder and bipolar disease.  She bravely shares the trauma and abuse … Continue reading

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29. Brother (David Chariandy)

Brother helps to open reader’s eyes to the grit, tenacity and struggle of growing up in the housing projects of Scarborough.  It describes the challenges of a single mother, raising two boys between the cultures of Trinidad and Scarborough.  The … 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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Canada Reads Day 2

Sadly, I was not in the studio audience for Day 2 and like many Canadians had to listen to the excitement following a busy day at the office.  During the day, it was very difficult to avoid the results of … Continue reading

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Canada Reads: Let the Debates Begin!

Canada Reads is an exciting time of year for CanLit lovers!  It combines the passion of literary contests with the excitement and strategy of a game show.  Does the best written book win?  The most popular book?  Perhaps not, books … Continue reading

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Canada Reads: BPL Edition

Canada Reads:  BPL Edition has inspired, prepared and motivated a group of readers for CBC’s Canada Reads. It has helped the audience to consider which book is the one book to open your eyes and deserves to be the “literary survivor“. … Continue reading

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