Category Archives: Canadian

Celebrate Canada with 150 Books!

What a better way to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial than reading some great CanLit suggested by a few authors, my family and friends from the Canadian Content Goodreads group?  It was a difficult task to narrow down to one favourite book … Continue reading

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47. The Underpainter (Jane Urquhart)

After reading Away and and advanced reader copy of A Number of Things written to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial , I was thrilled to meet the fascinating Jane Urquhart at the Hamilton Public Library event. After the event, I was keen to read another one … Continue reading

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Michael Kaan: Author Event

Different Drummer books in collaboration with East Plains Church, in Burlington, hosted a trio of authors on May 2nd including Michael Kaan, Jennifer Robson and Jamie Tennant.  I have been tardy in posting this review but am looking forward to … Continue reading

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Jane Urquhart (Hamilton Public Library Evening for Book Lovers)

“Had it not been for libraries, I would not be a writer” It was a pleasure to attend the 3rd Annual Evening for Book Lovers at the Hamilton Public Library on Friday.  A capacity crowd heard book recommendations from devoted … Continue reading

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43. Rainbow Valley (L.M. Montgomery)

“Once, looking from the attic windows of Ingleside, through the mist and the aftermath of a summer thunderstorm, they had seen the beloved spot arched by a glorious rainbow, on end of which seemed to dip straight down to where … Continue reading

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42. The Weekend Effect (Katrina Onstad)

The weekends always seem to disappear in a blur.  Hours pass running the kids to the pool, watching swim meets and getting organized for the busy week ahead.  Saturday and Sunday are packed full of activities with little time to, as … Continue reading

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Cross-Canada Reading Challenge

Canadians will be celebrating it’s 150 birthday on July 1st! It is a time to celebrate our beautiful country and what better way to acknowledge the greatness, the challenges, the landscape and the history than reading a book set or written by … Continue reading

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40. Juliet’s Answer (Glenn Dixon)

Juliet’s Answer:  One Man’s Search for Love and the Elusive Cure for Heartbreak is the heartwarming account of Glenn Dixon‘s struggles in relationships and his search for love.  This memoir will be featured at the 2017-18 Grimsby Author Series, in the … Continue reading

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Jennifer Robson: Author Event

It was inspiring to meet Jennifer Robson, in Burlington, on May 2nd.  She spoke of her latest novel, Goodnight from London at an event promoted by A Different Drummer Books as a fundraiser for a local church.  As a fan of … Continue reading

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39. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)

The Handmaid’s Tale was first published in 1985 yet has been making the news in 2017! This dystopic novel has not only become a TV series but has frequently been discussed in relation to the dangerous political situation in the United States.  It … Continue reading

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