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Happy Father’s Day!!

As I reflect on Father’s Day, I think of how lucky that I am to have an amazing Dad who is always here for me, treats my husband like his own son and supports and has a lot of fun … Continue reading

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Canadian Favourites

Hi fellow CanLit lovers!! I am planning on a Canada 150 blog post to celebrate the sesquicentennial and need your help.  I am hoping that followers of http://www.ayearofbooks.com will share their favourite Canadian book and the reason why is a book … Continue reading

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Beauty (Bill Wallace)

Thanks to my youngest son, I have another book to add to my ‘to be read’ list!  I loved reading his review of Beauty, which he read with his grade 4 class.  I have added a picture of the recommendation portion … Continue reading

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Novel Questions: Nadia Hashimi

“Being a writer means being a spy” In 2015, I was privileged to meet Nadia Hashimi.  She is the amazing author of When the Moon is Low, The Pearl That Broke It’s Shell and The House Without Widows (on my TBR shelf), … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!!!

In celebration of Mother’s Day 2017, I am updating last year’s comments! Mother’s Day is a spring day to celebrate and appreciate our mothers and reflect on our own role as a mother.  Mother’s Day, as we know it, was … Continue reading

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36. The Nightingale (Kristin Hannah)

The Nightingale is a compelling audiobook which is well-narrated and a detailed depiction of a horrendous part of world history.  The story follows the experience of two French sisters, Isabelle and Vianne, fighting to survive during World War II.  Their strength, resilience and bravery … Continue reading

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Jamie Tennant: Author Event

Different Drummer books in collaboration with East Plains Church, in Burlington, hosted a trio of authors on Tuesday evening.  Many eager readers enjoyed the presentations of three authors with diverse books.  Jamie Tennant, author of The Captain of Kinnoull Hill, … Continue reading

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Guest Post with Lisa Hood: Will Ferguson

Thanks to Lisa Hood for taking the time to write a guest post about her experience meeting Will Ferguson.  Lisa is a busy mom to the adorable Patrick, works full time and still finds time for volunteering…. and some reading!  I first … Continue reading

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Novel Questions: Terry Fallis

If any of you have seen me driving alone and laughing out loud, I might have been listening to the podcasts of the award winning novelist, Terry Fallis.  Although I have enjoyed reading his books, they are also so fun to … Continue reading

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31. Son of A Trickster (Eden Robinson)

I have to admit that I almost did not buy a copy of Son of a Trickster!  I am ok with swearing and graphic language but really struggle with that “c”word which is sprinkled throughout the first chapter.  During the … Continue reading

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