Monthly Archives: December 2016

Mooncop by Tom Gauld (127)

This will be my last book reviewed this year. In my next post, I will be looking back and forward to 2017 and all the wonderful books that I want to read. What a wonderful thing to look forward to! … Continue reading

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Tomboy Survival Guide by Ivan Coyote (126)

This is a memoir about a very interesting tomboy and how she survived in a world that is quite critical of tomboys. It can be hard for tomboys to thrive in a world that shuns things that thy don’t understand. … Continue reading

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Great Questions of Canada by Rudyard Griffiths (125)

This is another great classic about Canada and the state of politics and economy. This is a book for the historian and the person who is simply interested in Canada and receiving as much information as possible. This book answers … Continue reading

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The Illustrated History of Canada by Craig Brown (124)

I am going to finish up this year reviewing a few more books. I read and read over the Christmas Holidays. So, now it is time to post a few more before the stroke of midnight! This is a wonderful … Continue reading

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Canada by Mike Myers (123)

This is a wonderful nonfiction book that showcases Mike Myers’s most introspective memories of Canada when he lived here from 1963 to 1983. I always learn so much from Mike Myers about our wonderful Country! Mike Myers is the man … Continue reading

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Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood (122)

This is a very unique by Margaret Atwood, a wonderful master storyteller! Margaret Atwood has always been fascinated by Shakespearean plays as I realized in her many talks here in Stratford at the Stratford Festival.  She has really thought about … Continue reading

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Bad Things Happen by Kris Bertin (121)

Today is a snow day here in Southwest Ontario.  Everything is shut down, even the transit system!  I just love these days of hibernation–a time that I can just sit down and catch up on my reading and reviewing. This … Continue reading

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Certainty by Madeleine Thien (120)

This month, I have read two books by Madeleine Thien.  She is one of those writers that you can sit with a nice tall cup of coffee or mocha and just peruse page by page.  And that is precisely what … Continue reading

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Simple Recipes by Madeleine Thien (119)

This month, I have read two books by Madeleine Thien.  She is one of those writers that you can sit with a nice tall cup of coffee or mocha and just peruse page by page.  And that is precisely what … Continue reading

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Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among us by Robert D. Hare (118)

This is an important book about the reality of sociopaths in our midst.  They may be disguised as people without feeling and empathy. But there is so much more that is disturbing about them. This book will tell the reader … Continue reading

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