Monthly Archives: November 2018

Embroidery by Judy Ann Sadler (100)

Yay, I read 100 books up to now in 2018 for the 2018-2019 Canadian Book Review Challenge!  I wasn’t sure if I would get there.  But I did!!! This is a children’s book on how to do simple embroidery stitches.  … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Nobody Cares by Anne T. Donahue (99)

I saw this book on my new book shelf recently, and again, the cover made me pick it up. I am trying to embroider and this cover is just amazing. I include it here for you to see what I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

In Other Words by Anna Porter (98)

I saw this book on the new book’s shelf at my local library. I loved the cover of the book. I include it here. I just love shelves and shelves of books.  What’s not to like, huh? When Anna Porter … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

One Job Town by Steven High (97)

This book is about work, belonging, and betrayal in Northern Ontario. It is a book that is a sign of the times with all the factory closings in Ontario. I am so partial to these poor people who spend a … Continue reading

Posted in Factory closures, Sturgeon Falls | Leave a comment

Irma Voth by Miriam Toews (96)

Here is the second story by Miriam Toews!  I just love her stories and will be reading quite a few more of them in the future. In a small, reclusive Mennonite community in the shadow of the Sierra Madre mountains, … Continue reading

Posted in Author from Toronto, Forgiveness, Mennonite Community | Leave a comment

A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews (95)

When I saw this book on a shelf at my local library, the title immediately resonated with me. Kindness is always complicated, and a life lived with kindness is also extremely hard to bring about. But this story was about … Continue reading

Posted in Author from Winnipeg, Family ties and insults | Leave a comment

Trickster Drift by Eden Robinson (94)

This is a great story that is funny and yet moving. It’s not usually a kind of story that I like.  But this one really kept me glued to the pages of the book until I read the last word.  … Continue reading

Posted in Author from Vancouver | Leave a comment

The Great Trail By Michael Haynes (93)

This is a great book about the Great Trail. I had no idea that it spans so far–it basically spans from Newfoundland to Southern Ontario on the Trans Canada Trail. This book highlights 30 routes, 900 km of trail, and … Continue reading

Posted in The Great Trail | Leave a comment

Power, Prime Ministers ad the Press by Robert Lewis (92)

This is an informative book about the battle for truth on Parliament Hill. The book represents a remarkable celebrate of our country and the value of a free and outspoken press. The history of the press galley is rich in … Continue reading

Posted in Author from Ontario, Author from Toronto, Parliament Hill, Press, Reporting | Leave a comment

An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim (91)

This story is very different in structure and depth from the ones that I usually read. However, when I saw the book at my local library in the fiction section, I decided to give it a try. I was truly … Continue reading

Posted in Author from Ontario | Leave a comment