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Book review – A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler

A Whole Life is a quiet story of a man’s life, from his early childhood to his last days. He, Egger, is one of those people whose life looks unremarkable, but feels extraordinary. Egger’s life is never easy and he … Continue reading

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Book review – The Children’s Home by Charles Lambert

The Children’s Home, which was part of my May #getaholdofyourshelf challenge, is an odd little book that left me a bit confused, but it’s also a fascinating and engrossing story. It starts off with a disfigured man living in an … Continue reading

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Book review – Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Exit West is a book that’s hard to review because it’s so many things layered and intertwined. It starts with Saeed and Nadia’s love story and uses this as a means to help navigate us through the changes they face … Continue reading

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Book review – Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Today is the SavvyReader readathon. I was hesitant to participate, because 12 hours of reading seems like a hell of a lot. But, then I remembered that I have a million books to read and several of them were short. … Continue reading

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Book review – Wildwood Imperium by Colin Meloy

Colin Meloy’s writing is delightful. It’s full of imagination and quiet beauty. You’ll find yourself letting out little guffaws now and then, as unexpected bits of humour and sarcasm sneak into the story (particularly when certain characters, like Septimus, are … Continue reading

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Book review – Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

I’ve read so many great books this year, so it feels weird to be posting a review that’s negative. March’s Novel Editions box included Behind Her Eyes. The one thing I knew about it was that people were raving about … Continue reading

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Book review – Shot-blue by Jesse Ruddock

Shot-Blue, by Jesse Ruddock, is one of the most splendid books I’ve read in the past year. I don’t think I have been as charmed by a book since I read And the Birds Rained Down, last year. It’s one … Continue reading

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Book review: Locavore

On a whim, I decided to read some of the books recommended by the David Suzuki Foundation’s Book Club. The first I read was Locavore: From Farmers’ Fields to Rooftop Gardens – How Canadians Are Changing the Way We Eat, by Sarah … Continue reading

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Book review: How to Live on Other Planets

I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned this at least a dozen times, but I’m have a friend who owns an indie publishing company, Upper Rubber Boots. She publishes both poetry and short stories, the latter being one of my all time favourite … Continue reading

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The Tale of the Zany Book That Perplexed Me

I’m currently reading “Buying Cigarettes for the Dog” by Canadian writer/poet/etc Stuart Ross. It’s a collection of short stories that can only be described as odd, quirky, and zany. You dive right in with the first story: a man starts … Continue reading

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