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December 2016

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 →

#WeNeedDiverseBooks and we got them with Freedom’s Just Another Word and Abigail’s Wish

I have loved Toronto's Second Story Press books since the first one appeared at my desk many years ago. According to its website, the publishing company “is dedicated to publishing feminist-inspired books for adults and young readers,” with a mandate... Continue Reading →

Reviewing the graphic novel adaptation of The Lottery by Shirley Jackson and a Guinea pig twist to Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist

Raincoast Books kindly sent me two books, twists on classic stories I have never read before. I picked up Miles Hyman's graphic novel version of Shirley Jackson's The Lottery as I like graphic novels, and wanted to read something different.... Continue Reading →

It’s beginning to look like Christmas – books celebrating the snow

I like winter, particularly when I don't have to drive in it. And there is nothing like the first big dumping of snow of the season – everything is clean, white and beautiful. Last night we got about three inches... Continue Reading →

Need a Christmas gift? Buy a book. Book Time recommends various titles both new and old

I remember getting Anne of Green Gables in my stocking one year. I am going to say I was about 12. I also remember being pulled into Anne's world instantly, and reading it under the glow of the Christmas tree.... Continue Reading →

Q&A with Spilt Milk Yoga author Cathryn Monro about motherhood and self-discovery

“(Spilt Milk Yoga is) designed to be mother friendly, 52 very short chapters, so readers can just dip in and out; open to the chapter that speaks to you at the time and take what you need.” This is the... Continue Reading →

Celebrating First Nations culture and talent with Canadian MP Carolyn Bennett’s #GiftingReconciliation and #IndigenousReads campaign

I can't remember when I first started to get excited about First Nation culture, but it was in early adulthood that I spent a lot of time researching and reading about Canada's first people. I took a course at Humber... Continue Reading →

Enter for your chance to win one of three copies of Jennifer Mathieu’s book Afterward

People often say they won't read young adult as they are not interested in teenaged angst they find within its pages. Personally I find that a rather narrowminded view; I quite like young adult books for a number of reasons,... Continue Reading →

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