Thank you for stopping by. My name is Anne Logan, and like you, I adore reading books.
When I was little I would take out book stacks taller than myself at my local library. My love of reading carried me through high school, and I completed a bachelor of arts in English Literature at Queen’s University, then went on to complete a post-graduate certificate in Creative Book Publishing at Humber College in Toronto.
I was lucky enough to land an internship at Cormorant Books straight out of school, then I moved to Calgary and became the Artistic Associate at Wordfest, a local literary festival that’s a cornerstone of the publishing industry in Alberta. I worked at Wordfest for 5 years, eventually becoming their Programming Manager.
When I left Wordfest in 2013 I started this blog, a place where I post my reviews of recently released books. In addition to reviewing books online, I review for publications such as Alberta Views, Freefall Magazine, and Quill and Quire. I’m also the books columnist for CBC Calgary where I chat all things literary on the Homestretch radio program, as well as the CBC News at 6 broadcast.
I never read a book twice because there are so many new and exciting stories to discover each and every day.
One of my favourite things to do is host and participate in book clubs. For three years I hosted the We’ve Read This book club in partnership with Wordfest, and I currently host the ivereadthis online book club on facebook. You’ll find lots of resources for book clubs as you browse through my site, and I encourage you to get in touch with me directly if you have any questions about how we can work together.
I consider myself extremely lucky to do what I do; I don’t work a day in my life because reading is my passion! I try to give back to the writing and publishing community as much as possible, as these organizations and people are what allow my business to flourish. I am a Past President of the Writers’ Guild of Alberta Board of Directors, and I currently sit on the Board of Directors of Calgary Reads.
My favourite author is David Sedaris, and I never read a book twice, there’s just too many darn books out there left to read! I don’t watch a lot of television, but when I do, I love the classic Murder She Wrote. Aside from books, I also consume chocolate daily, and although I don’t have any at the moment, I also love cats, and look forward to my children getting a bit older so we can adopt another one (cat, that is). Originally from Southern Ontario, I now live in Calgary with my two children and my wonderful husband.
Check out the most recent book reviews.