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OCD, Crete and hockey – books reviewed

Another great book from Wesley KIng, this one with a young man trying to deal with OCD alone until he meets someone who may see right through him. Also reviewed, the latest by Nadia Marks, and a hockey picture book.

Friendship and book lovers – middle grade and young adult books reviewed

Two middle grade books and a young adult book about books, friendship and the ice age.

Toronto’s Jennifer Turliuk helps people find happiness in their careers with her new book

Interview with Toronto author Jennifer Turliuk about her Dundurn Press book How to Figure Out What to Do With Your Life. Jennifer talks about the importance of finding a job that makes you happy and how you can do it.

A Summer of Beach Reads

It's summer - enjoy the heat and sunshine on the beach while reading Haven Point, Hurricane Summer and The Promise, three great beach reads. Source: A Summer of Beach Reads

Heartbreaking but great: Sirens of Memory and Born Behind Bars reviewed

Great books in both Sirens of Memory about a woman who flees an abusive relationships after the Iraqi invasion and Born Behind Bars, which is about child born in jail and released to the streets of Indian when he is nine.

Reviewing holiday reads – The Rest of the Story, Orphan Train and the Ocean at the End of the Lane, among others

I read a fair bit on my holidays and review The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen, The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman and Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline, among others.

Book Time: 7 summer reads

If you are looking for a perfect summer read, I have listed out some of my favourites including two debut novels - Haven Point and Hurricane Summer. This blog originally was posted in Newmarkettoday.ca

Q&A with Brenden Carlson about science, writing and Midnight, a ‘gritty, tech-noir’ book set in the 1930s

What a great interview with Ontario-based author Brenden Carlson's whose "gritty, tech-noir version of 1930s Manhattan" comes out July 20. It's from Dundurn.

Dogs, magical races, fitting in and David Bowie: picture books and graphic novels reviewed

I review two picture books and two graphic novels for kids about friendship, fitting in and David Bowie.

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