Category Archives: Canadian

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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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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10. NDN Coping Mechanisms (Billy-Ray Belcourt)

First of all, I am disclosing that I am not the best connoisseur of poetry.  Sure I can still recite Stopping in the Woods on a Snowy Evening but I recognize that I am probably missing some of the beauty … Continue reading

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8. The Governance Core (Campbell and Fullan)

The Governance Code:  School Boards, Superintendents and Schools Working together is a collection of leadership suggestions tailored specifically to school boards. This would have been a great book to read prior to starting as a trustee and was a helpful … Continue reading

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5. Broken Man on a Halifax Pier (Lesley Choice)

Broken Man on a Halifax Pier was a quick read about a man, broken, jobless and behind in his rent, who meets a woman on the pier.  She is named Ramona and swoops into his life, pulling him out of … 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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1. The Hour of the Fox

After reading Kurt Palka’s The Piano Maker, which was a 5 star rating for me, The Hour of the Fox was disappointing.   Although it was enjoyable and an easy read, it did not keep me engaged. I did enjoy reading … 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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2. Remember Us (Lindsay Blake/Layne James)

Did I tell you that my friend Layne has written a book?  How amazing is that??  She is a busy mom, photographer and has recently went back to school to finish a masters program… yet somehow, she has found time … 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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