Monthly Archives: April 2019

Trust: Twenty Ways to Build a Better Country by David Johnston (185)

This is a much-needed book in our time of political and cultural upheaval. Trust and honesty seem to be gone right by the wayside which is why we are having immense problems now. Even our politicians are not trustworthy and … Continue reading

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The Memory Illusion by Dr. Julia Shaw (184)

This is an eye-opening and startling book. None of us want to think that we may not be who we think we are. That is a surprising thesis one that we don’t want to accept. However, after reading the book, … Continue reading

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Who Will Cry When you Die by Robin S. Sharma (183)

This a book that is full of life lessons on how to live in our fast-paced world. I have reviewed all of Sharma’s books and loved every one of them. I even have some on my home shelf. Many of … Continue reading

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A Girl Named Lovely by Catherine Porter (182)

This is a wonderful book about survival through love and connection. I just love books with this theme. In January, 2010, a devastating earthquake hit Haiti, killing hundreds of thousands of people and paralyzing the country. There are many people … Continue reading

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How to Stop Time by Matt Haig (181)

When I saw this title on the shelves of my local library, I knew I had to read it. The title immediately resonated with me because I was always curious if time can stop pretty well from my teenage years. … Continue reading

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Night Work: The Sawchuk Poems by Randall Maggs (180)

This is a wonderful book for national poetry month!  One of the librarians at my local library suggested it and I am grateful for her suggestion because it was a spellbinding poetry book unlike any that I have ever read … Continue reading

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Small: Beneath the Sky by Lorna Crozier (179)

This is the second book written by Lorna Crozier that I picked up at my local library.  It was just as great as the first. This book is a tender, unsparing portrait of a family. It is also a book … Continue reading

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More Than Balloons by Lorna Crozier (178)

I recently picked up some books by Lorna Crozier for poetry month and the Canadian Book Review Challenge.  So, I will be reviewing these books that I read over the next few blog posts. What a joy to read Crozier’s … Continue reading

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This is Me and Where I am by Joanne Fitzgerald (177)

This is a great picture books for kids of all ages about their place in the world. Many kids wonder if they matter. This picture book will show them that they do indeed matter a LOT! Children are so inquisitive! … Continue reading

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Homes by Abu Bakr Al Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung (176)

This is a refugee story like no other that I have ever read. It is endearing and absolutely marvelous. This book is an intimate view of the Syrian civil war through the eyes of a ten-year-old boy as he struggles … Continue reading

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