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September 2017

Beautiful, powerful and inspiring: To Look A Nazi in the Eye book review

To Look A Nazi in the Eye was a beautiful and powerful book, exactly what I would expect from Toronto's Kathy Kacer. Kacer, who I have interviewed for Book Time, has published a number of Holocaust-related books, both fiction and... Continue Reading →

Fast-paced beginning and end in Shari Lapena’s thriller A Stranger in the House

Shari Lapena's thriller A Stranger in the House ($24.95, Doubleday Canada,  #strangerinthehouse) pulled me right in and kept me reading for the first couple hundred pages. A Stranger in the House is about Karen and Tom Krupp, a happy couple... Continue Reading →

3 journals to help you be creative and grateful

I may have mentioned my love of journals and journaling before. While I still believe A Line a Day is a beautiful book, I will confess after a week or so of using it I stopped recording a daily note.... Continue Reading →

“Imagine” a peaceful world on International Day of Peace and always: book review

John Lennon's iconic song is made into a book in order to encourage peace and goodwill “Imagine all the people sharing the world” the late John Lennon writes in his song Imagine. Imagine, the song, has been made into a... Continue Reading →

Enter for your chance to win #PlayTestShare activities including Family Time and Ghost Story Box courtesy of Raincoast Books

If you had a choice between Animal Friends on Parade Puzzle, Family Time, Ghost Story Box and Star Wars Super Graphic A Visual Guide to a Galaxy Far, Far Away, among others, what would you choose? I had a hard... Continue Reading →

Learning about leukemia, residential schools, healthy eating and engineering with non-fiction picture books

My eight-year-old son and I have been reading non-fiction picture books and along the way we got to discuss residential schools for our First Nations people, practiced our Ojibwe (he took lessons a couple of years ago so I made... Continue Reading →

Reviewing graphic novels about time travel, family, Olympians and “Real Friends”

I have been a comic book fan since sneaking into the room where my older brother had his collection, which he forbid me to look at, and carefully sliding the books out of their protective covers and even more carefully... Continue Reading →

Blog tour: Speaking with Toronto author Jennifer Gold about On The Spectrum, Paris and eating disorders

Second Story Press invited me to participate in a blog tour promoting Toronto author Jennifer Gold's latest book On the Spectrum about Clara, who growing up in the shadow of a famous mother, has never felt good about her body.... Continue Reading →

Ann Cleeves’ The Seagull is a fast-paced detective story featuring Vera Stanhope and her police officers

I have never read author Ann Cleeves before nor have I watched Vera, a TV show based on the main character in a series of detective books including the recently released The Seagull ($31.50, PGC Canada, MacMillan). The Seagull is... Continue Reading →

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