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 once  a month.

Book Review: The Library Book by Susan Orlean

Book Review: The Library Book by Susan Orlean

Us book-loving Calgarians have a major milestone to celebrate in exactly one week: the opening of our new Central Library. It's a big deal for us because our old central branch was in dire need of a remodel, and this new building is an architectural marvel that's...

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Book Review: A Killer Harvest by Paul Cleave

Book Review: A Killer Harvest by Paul Cleave

Ooooookkkkaaaayyyyy-do you ever read a scary story and think "what happened to that author in his/her life that gave them the inspiration to write such a dark book?" That is exactly what I was thinking when I read A Killer Harvest by Paul Cleave, because this novel...

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Wordfest 2018 Recap!

Wordfest 2018 Recap!

Wordfest ended just a few days ago, and I'm still buzzing from all the bookish excitement! For those who don't visit my blog regularly, Wordfest is my local literary organization that I once worked for, and now that I'm a full-time Mom, I run a book club with them...

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Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: Halloween Picture Books

Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: Halloween Picture Books

We get really excited about Halloween at our house. Pre-kids, my husband and I used to have a huge costume kegger each year, but now that we're parents we decorate our house, go trick-or-treating, and attempt to get our oldest into the Halloween spirit without scaring...

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Book Review: Up From Freedom by Wayne Grady

Book Review: Up From Freedom by Wayne Grady

Up From Freedom by Wayne Grady is the next stop on my 'can-lit' tour, which I read in preparation for the Wordfest event I just hosted on Tuesday. I read his last book Emancipation Day in 2013, and in true Anne Logan style I can't remember a thing about it because it...

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Radio Segment: My Top Picks for Wordfest

Radio Segment: My Top Picks for Wordfest

Ok I know what you're thinking; "when is Anne going to shut up about Wordfest? She's been spamming my feed for weeks now about this stuff!" The answer is next week, because that's when Wordfest is over, but for now, I'm revelling in my favourite week of the year when...

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Book Review: The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner

Book Review: The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner

I'll freely admit that all the knowledge perceptions I have about jail come from Netflix's Orange is the New Black. I also watched a documentary once about solitary confinement, which also happened to be on Netflix. Anyway, my point is that I know barely anything...

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Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: Back to School Picture Books

Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: Back to School Picture Books

Before this year, my daughter attended daycare twice a week to give me some time to myself, but starting this past September, she's begun attending a full-day preschool, which feels awfully similar to Kindergarten (for both her and myself!). It was this shift in her...

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Video Review: Vi by Kim Thuy

Video Review: Vi by Kim Thuy

Technically this is a product + book review, because not only do I regale my viewers with (somewhat) insightful comments on Kim Thuy's latest book Vi, but I also review some local chocolate by Master Chocolat! Yes, I'm really taking to this chocolate blogging thing,...

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Product Review: Sweet Bella Chocolate

Product Review: Sweet Bella Chocolate

I’m a real fan of chocolate. I don’t think I could choose between books and chocolate, because they are my two greatest loves in life (aside from my family, etc). So, you can imagine my utter delight when I was gifted these locally-made chocolate bars in exchange for...

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Radio Segment: Thank God for Teachers

Radio Segment: Thank God for Teachers

Ah yes, it's that time of year again; when parents breath a sigh of relief as they children trot back off to school, and parents of younger children (like yours truly) experience the first-time thrill of sending their kids to preschool and having time to themselves...

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