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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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30. for JOSHUA (Richard Wagamese)

A beautiful, honest and reflective voice was silenced this March but lives on through the amazing books published by Richard Wagamese.  His writing reflects his struggles with loneliness, belonging, alcoholism and homelessness.  I am sad that I will never get to meet this humble man who bravely shared his … Continue reading

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How to Increase your Reading

Inspired by the article, 8 Ways to Read (a Lot) More Books This Year, by Neil Pasricha it made me consider the frequency of times that my friends, family and blog followers ask how I read as much as I … Continue reading

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Fun Facts: Canada Reads

This will be my last  Canada Reads post of the season and will include some other interesting details from the week that did not make it into other blog posts but are interesting to share: Measha had the spines cut … Continue reading

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After the Finale: Canada Reads

It is no surprise that I enjoyed Canada Reads!  It will be a quiet week next week without the excitement of debates.  I appreciated reading all 5 books, grumbled, laughed and pondered the debate discussions and topped the week off … Continue reading

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