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Introducing Book Time, and the love of reading.

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Canadian Steph Jagger finds – and lives – an authentic life, sharing her journey in Unbound: Finding Myself on Top of The World from HarperCollins

Memoir is a funny look at Jagger's quest to follow winter, and ski four million vertical feet in one calendar year So why does a successful woman pack in her career, take a second mortgage out on her home and ski... Continue Reading →

Samson in the Snow and Piggy picture books show there is nothing better for loneliness then friends

Samson in the Snow by Philip C. Stead (Roaring Brook Press, $20.50) is about a lonely wooly mammoth who meets a red bird bringing flowers to a friend, who is having a bad day. Suddenly, a snowstorm hits and Samson,... Continue Reading →

Miscommunication is the root of all problems in We Were On a Break by Lindsey Kelk

“The story of Adam and Liv is heartwarming and relatable, and with Lindsey's (Kelk) trademark humour sparkling throughout, it will have you laughing out loud.” This quote, found on the back the copy I received from HarperCollins of We Were... Continue Reading →

How do #IloveDK books? Let me count the ways – What Next? Complete Children’s Cookbook, Utterly Amazing Science and The Incredible Math Games Book, among others

When DK Books invited me to participate in their #IloveDK campaign by blogging about my one favourite DK Books, I might have snorted. My eight year old said it best - “Just one? Can I pick two?” Of course, I... Continue Reading →

Vampire Academy, book slumps and Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

My stepdaughter gave me Vampire Academy (RazorBill) by Richelle Mead for Christmas this year. The Vampire Academy is one of her favourite series, one she said she liked better than Stephenie Meyer's Twilight. As a teen, and into my early... Continue Reading →

What She Knew by Gilly MacMillan is full of twists and turns and fraught with emotion

I didn't think I could read What She Knew by Gilly MacMillan. There seemed to be many similarities between Ben, who disappeared without a trace while walking through the forest with his mom Rachel, and my son. I could understand... Continue Reading →

Reviewing the fabulous book Rockets Versus Gravity by Toronto’s Richard Scarsbrook

I am having such a hard time writing a review for Rockets Versus Gravity by Toronto author Richard Scarsbrook (Dundurn), not because I didn't like it – I loved it. I thought it was such an amazing book. I started... Continue Reading →

Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, and a happy and healthy 2017 filled with joy, and piles of books. Lisa Day

Rooting for the characters in Hannah Pittard’s Listen To Me

Listen To Me by Hannah Pittard (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Raincoast Books, $36.50) is aptly named as it seems like Mark, one of the two main characters in this book about a couple trying to move forward after the wife, Maggie,... Continue Reading →

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