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Canada Reads 2017

What a great time of year for readers who have been waiting for the Canada Reads list to be announced!  This year’s theme is “What is the one book that Canadian’s need now”? Who is going to join me in … Continue reading

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4. Forgiveness: A Gift from my Grandparents (Mark Sakamoto)

One of the many wonderful things about Canada Reads is that it encourages Canadian’s to read books… books that you might not normally come across, books that make us think, books that we can debate and books that change us! … Continue reading

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2017: A Year in Review

As we leave 2017, it is time to reflect on a year of reading and I will share a few highlights from 2017.  Although my stretch goal had been to read 125 books I completed the year with just 106 … Continue reading

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64. How to Be Bawse (Lilly Singh)

“This journey has taught me to always pick yourself up, not allow anything to stand in your way and that the only secret to achieving your dreams is hard work.” I had never heard of Lilly Singh until meeting Humble … Continue reading

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13. Books for Living (Will Schwalbe)

“People who write books generally read books, and most books carry with them the traces of some of the hundreds or thousands of books the writer read before attempting the one at hand”. Clearly, I love books.  I read them. … Continue reading

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Eden Robinson Event: Laurier University

“Writing can teach you a lot about who you are, if you are willing to listen”. After meeting Eden Robinson, I am left smiling as I recall her infectious, hearty laughter which filled the lecture theatre as she discussed her newest novel, … Continue reading

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Book Signings/Events

February 11, 2018 – Kristin Hannah (The Great Alone, The Nightingale) February 1, 2018 – A.J. Finn (The Woman in the Window) January 25, 2018 – Jennifer Robson (Goodnight fromLondon, Somewhere in France, Moonlight over Paris, After the War is … Continue reading

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23. Things to Do When It Is Raining (Marissa Stapley)

Sincere thanks to Simon & Schuster Canada who sent me a copy of Things to Do When It Is Raining for an honest review. This book arrived at the perfect moment, just before March Break and our trip to Myrtle … Continue reading

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21. The Marrow Thieves (Cherie Dimaline)

The Marrow Thieves is my third read from the Canada Reads 2018 short-list.  A fictional story, it that challenges readers to consider the history and fictional future of indigenous people.  The reader is introduced to the experiences of residential schools, … Continue reading

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12. Suzanne (Anais Barbeau-Lavalette)

Suzanne was a beautifully written, creative fictional story of the author’s maternal grandmother.  She researched, imagined and pieced together a life lost to her family.  She wrote the story trying to recreate her grandmother’s life after discovering a selection of … Continue reading

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