Monthly Archives: June 2017

The Canadaland Guide to Canada by Jesse Brown (241)

This is a book that is about Canada but is published in America. The benefit of having an American author write about Canada is that she finds all the humorous aspects of our culture and times. I just absolutely loved … Continue reading

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The Secret Path by Gord Downie and Jeff Lemire (240)

I decided to end this year by reviewing a few graphic novels. It is all in the name of fun. And rounding up this year is hard to do. So, I will end all my many book reviews with these … Continue reading

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The Vintage Book of Canadian Memoirs by George Fetherling (239)

I am SO glad that I picked up this book from my local library. It is one of these books that I will treasure for a long time and it makes the Canadian Book Review Challenge even more exciting for … Continue reading

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The Ontario Naturalized Garden by Lorraine Johnson (238)

Who decides which plants are weeks?  Why do North Americans insist on trying to grow a perfect lawn? How can planting wildflowers contribute to a healthier, global environment? The author provides insightful and thought-provoking answers to these and other questions … Continue reading

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DNA Is not Destiny by Steven J. Heine (237)

This is a brand new book that I found in my local library on the new book’s shelf.  I am SO glad that I read it! So many of us believe that if we have parents who are prone to … Continue reading

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Hell Going by Lynn Coady (236)

This is a book of nine stories that covers a lot of topics.  It has an amazing depth and breath. In one of the stories, a young nun is charged with talking an anorexic out of her religious fanatics toys … Continue reading

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Food Rules by Michael Pollan (235)

This is a definitely book on food wisdom. It is a book that you will read and re-read year after year. Eating doesn’t have to be so complicated. In this age of ever-more elaborate diets and conflicting health advice, this … Continue reading

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