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November 2016

It’s Christmas time so it’s time to read Christmas books including Richard Paul Evans

I have a pile of books I want/need to read but they are going to have to wait. It's November, Christmas is less than a month away and I am reading what I am always reading at this time of... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Picture Book Month with Nimbus Publishing, Sourcebooks and more

I love picture books. My personal favourite as a child was Oh What Busy Day by Gyo Fujikawa. I remember getting it from my local library as often as I could, and my mom reading it, over and over. I... Continue Reading →

Reading Jane Yolen’s Briar Rose, and talking about the Holocaust

I have a friend who won't read any sad books. When I recommend her books, I have to remember nothing horrific, just a happy story that she can escape to for a few minutes. Briar Rose by Jane Yolen wouldn't... Continue Reading →

Judging JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them The Original Screenplay by its cover

I was once accused of judging books by their covers. A person called me out when I said I would read the book in question because I loved the cover. His point was that I really should be thanking the... Continue Reading →

The magic of Christmas in books

I am a firm believer in the magic of Christmas, and work very hard to ensure the magic remains. It's for that reason, I read every Christmas book that comes my way before reading it my seven-year-old son. I have... Continue Reading →

Q&A with Jennifer Mathieu about Afterward

Raincoast Books suggested I read and review Jennifer Mathiew's book Afterward - a young adult novel with a different twist. Q. I loved Afterward. It was sad, but also powerful. It was hopeful. It was also, as you have said, about finding light within... Continue Reading →

Reviews on The mask that sang and I Am Not A Number, stories about Canada’s Residential Schools for First Nations children

November's Book Time theme is about war, and while more reviews will be coming on that, the mask that sang by Susan Currie (Second Story Press) and I am Not a A Number by Jenny Kay Dupuis and Kathy Kacer... Continue Reading →

Q&A with Toronto poet Dennis Lee about Melvis and Elvis

#BookTime #Reviews: winter and Black History Month

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