Canada Reads – Day 1

Yesterday was the first day of the Canada Reads debates. I watched them on TV at 4:00pm CST and live-tweeted my thoughts. I figured today, I would try and form some of those thoughts into a coherent post about what I thought about day 1 of Canada Reads. Here there be spoilers. I will preface […]

March 28, 2017
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Top Ten Books I Read in One Sitting

Top Ten Books I Read in One Sitting

  Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the fine folks over at The Broke and the Bookish. They totally rock, so check them out! While Top Ten Tuesday was on hiatus, I did some back topics. This week’s official topic is about authors I would love to meet. Which I actually did […]

March 28, 2017
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Top Ten Tuesday – March 7

Top Ten Tuesday – March 7

  Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the fine folks over at The Broke and the Bookish. They totally rock, so check them out! Top Ten Tuesday is on official hiatus for a few weeks because the folks over at The Broke and the Bookish very much deserve a break! So my […]

March 7, 2017
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Top Ten Tuesday – February 28, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday – February 28, 2017

  Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the fine folks over at The Broke and the Bookish. They totally rock, so check them out! Top Ten Tuesday is on official hiatus for a few weeks because the folks over at The Broke and the Bookish very much deserve a break, and the […]

February 28, 2017
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My Canada Reads Books Arrived!

My Canada Reads Books Arrived!

I received a lovely package from CBC Books today. Not pictured are the awesome bookmarks they sent to be put into the Little Free Library. I have some reading to do, methinks…

February 27, 2017
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Canada Reads Shortlist: The Right to be Cold by Sheila Watt-Cloutier

Canada Reads Shortlist: The Right to be Cold by Sheila Watt-Cloutier

 The Right to be Cold by Sheila Watt-Cloutier 368 pages Published: March 21, 2016 by Penguin Canada About the Book: The Arctic ice is receding each year, but just as irreplaceable is the culture, the wisdom that has allowed the Inuit to thrive in the Far North for so long. And it’s not just the Arctic. […]

February 26, 2017
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Little Free Library #41163 – February 26, 2017

Little Free Library #41163 – February 26, 2017

Today I overhauled the Little Free Library. I got my stamp to help prevent reselling, so I put all stamped books out and took all the unstamped ones in for stamping. And in celebration of the weather being a little warmer-ish, I put some more kids’ books out!

February 26, 2017
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Canada Reads Shortlist: The Break by Katherena Vermette

Canada Reads Shortlist: The Break by Katherena Vermette

The Break by Katherena Vermette 350 pages Published: September 17, 2016 by House of Anansi Press About the Book: When Stella, a young Métis mother, looks out her window one evening and spots someone in trouble on the Break — a barren field on an isolated strip of land outside her house — she calls the […]

February 26, 2017
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Canada Reads Shortlist: Nostalgia by M.G. Vassanji

Canada Reads Shortlist: Nostalgia by M.G. Vassanji

Nostalgia by M.G. Vassanji 258 pages Published: September 20th, 2016 by Doubleday Canada M.G. Vassanj is a two-time Scotiabank Giller Prize winner. About the Book: In the indeterminate future in an unnamed western city, physical impediments to immortality have been overcome. As society approaches the prospect of eternal life, a new problem must be confronted: with […]

February 25, 2017
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Canada Reads Shortlist: Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis

Canada Reads Shortlist: Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis

Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis 171 pages Published: April 14, 2015 by Coach House Books This book won the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize About the Book: “I wonder”, said Hermes, “what it would be like if animals had human intelligence.” ” I’ll wager a year’s servitude, answered Apollo, that animals – any animal you like – […]

February 25, 2017
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