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January 2018

Toronto author speaks climate change, Donald Trump and Solomon’s Ring: review, blog tour and contest

Sometimes important details slip from my mind. When Dundurn Press asked me to participate in the Solomon's Ring blog tour late last year I had wondered if it mattered if I hadn't read the first book. While they said it... Continue Reading →

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#ILoveDK and What Next? career book by Toronto’s Barbara Moses

Pick one DK Book , they say. Pick your absolute favourite DK Book and blog about it using #ILoveDK. Does DK Books know how hard this challenge is? While #ILoveDK may be a conversation starter, for me it's a longtime fact... Continue Reading →

Ban This Book: review

I loved how it took the banning of Amy Anne Ollinger's favourite book - From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler – from her school library to turn the quiet and shy braid-sucking fourth grader into an activist,... Continue Reading →

Reviewing blogger and YouTuber Tanya Burr’s latest cookbook Tanya Bakes

If I had all the ingredients I needed on hand right now, I would make Tanya Burr's Victoria Spongecake or the Brownie Cake. Wait, maybe I would make the Raspberry & Lemon Friands, a small almond cake, instead or the... Continue Reading →

Three Hot Books to Leave the Cold Behind

Check out my other book blog, which I hope will inspire you to travel someplace hot. It’s cold outside! Let these three books inspire you to travel to hot destinations such as Greece, Fiji and other exotic locations throughout the... Continue Reading →

Spend an afternoon with a host of wonderful characters in The Agony of Bun O’Keefe

  I started and finished The Agony of Bun O'Keefe by Heather Smith ($21.99, Penguin Teen Canada) in one afternoon. Set in Newfoundland in 1986, Bun O'Keefe, who learned about life through VHS tapes her mother, a compulsive hoarder, brings... Continue Reading →

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