Book Reviews

I typically post between two and three book reviews a week. Please refer to my review policy if you’d like to submit a book for consideration. I invite you to subscribe to my newsletter to get a summary of my reviews every three weeks.

Book Review: Little Deaths by Emma Flint

Book Review: Little Deaths by Emma Flint

Clearly I am some sort of masochist because I picked up Little Deaths by Emma Flint knowing it was a book based on the real-life murders of two small children. Did I think this was going to be an easy book to read? Of course not, yet I read it anyway because my...

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Video Book Review: One Brother Shy by Terry Fallis

Video Book Review: One Brother Shy by Terry Fallis

So I shot this video on vacation in a rental home, therefore the lighting is terrible and the sound is echo-ey. My bad. Oh, and Smokey isn't with me, because my husband draws the line at taking our cats on vacation with us (sigh). I'm reviewing Terry Fallis's latest...

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Book Review: The Change Room by Karen Connelly

Book Review: The Change Room by Karen Connelly

Oohhhh boy. I'm struggling with how I'm going to word this review because The Change Room by Karen Connelly is full of...sex. A lot of it. Not like, harlequin romance sex where almost every other page is full of sweaty bodies, but like, at least 5 fairly descriptive...

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Radio Segment: Bleak and Bleaker

Radio Segment: Bleak and Bleaker

My latest segment for the CBC focused on memoirs, two in particular. You can listen to it here. Bleaker House by Nell Stevens (which Smokey has read and adored) and You Don't Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie. After listening to the recording just now, I've...

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Anne Logan’s Advice for Authors

Anne Logan’s Advice for Authors

So I've been doing this blogging thing for a few years now, four to be exact. And before I started this blog, I was the programming manager for a literary festival. And before I did that, I was a book publicist for an award-winning publisher. And before I did that, I...

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Radio Segment: All in the Family

Radio Segment: All in the Family

This past week I spoke about books that deal with the subject of family. I realize this is a pretty broad topic and can encompass most everything that has ever been written, but I used it as an excuse to talk about my favourite picture book ever: A Family is a Family...

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Video Review: Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

Video Review: Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

So onto my next video review. The book I review below is called Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, and I picked it up because of the premise-it's timely and unique. It's also a translation, which prompted me to read it because I love exploring books from cultures...

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Radio Segment: The Thrillah

Radio Segment: The Thrillah

Are you experiencing thriller overload yet? There are so many dang suspense novels on my shelf right now, I'm almost getting sick of them. ALMOST. But every time I find one that I love, I want to shout from the rooftops because there is nothing better than reading a...

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Book Review: Winter Child by Virginia Pesemapeo Bordeleau

Book Review: Winter Child by Virginia Pesemapeo Bordeleau

Writing a review about a book that describes a child dying is always a difficult task, especially for a parent that always thinks the worst (I have an overactive imagination!), but I'm trying to choose my words carefully because I don't want you to be scared off. It...

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