Category Archives: Author from Montreal

This is Your Brain on Music by Daniel J. Levitin (233)

This is a book about the science of a human obsession. It is a comprehensive scientific understanding of how humans experience music and why it plays such a unique role in our lives. In this book. Levitin unravels the mystery … Continue reading

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The World in Six Songs by Daniel J. Levitin (232)

This is another book by Daniel Levitin.  It is a book about the brain and how music influences it and vice versa. According to Levitin, our brains made music, art, science and society possible. He uncovers six fundamental ways that … Continue reading

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A Field Guide to Lies by Daniel J. Levitin (231)

This book is all about how to think critically in the information age.  Things are usually coming at us so fast, that it is hard to think critically. However, we must try to do so as much as possible. We … Continue reading

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Party Wall by Catherine Leroux (145)

This is a wonderful and unique collection of stories the likes of which I never read. The stories don’t have common themes except for the fact that they are about pairs who are joined in surprising ways. What a unique … Continue reading

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Montcalm and Wolfe by Roch Carrier (136)

This is another historical book about the plains of Abraham. It took me back many years to my days of taking history in high school. I decided to start my year reading history books in the hope of understanding our … Continue reading

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The Right to Die By Gary Bauslaugh-nonfiction book for January challenge (133)

This is a book that is fitting for our time and it is about a topic that many people are very passionate about. It is about the right to a dignified death. The book is well argued with actual cases … 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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