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 World According to Bob by James Bowen

Book Review: The World According to Bob by James Bowen

A fellow book blogger had reviewed a 'Bob the Cat' book a few weeks ago (sorry I can't find the post again!), and it prompted me to track down The World According to Bob, The Further Adventures of One Man and His Street-Wise Cat by James Bowen. This memoir is the...

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Book Review: Last Days of Night by Graham Moore

Book Review: Last Days of Night by Graham Moore

Graham Moore's The Last Days of Night is a jolly good time. Moore's name may sound familiar because he is the academy award winning screenwriter behind the movie The Imitation Game. He also wrote a book called The Sherlockian, which was apparently quite popular as...

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Radio Segment: The Magic of Nature and Stuff

Radio Segment: The Magic of Nature and Stuff

Up until last week, the weather was turning quite comfortable in Calgary; sunny skies, warmer temperatures, and not a bit of snow in sight. So of course I started daydreaming about gardening, hot summer nights, and having to shave my legs regularly. That all came...

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Book Review: Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller

Book Review: Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller

There is so much to say about this book that I'm going to have trouble focusing on just a few parts of it. But, this isn't a 'long review' type of blog, so I'll try to keep my points as succinct as possible. First off, Claire Fuller's Swimming Lessons switches between...

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Book Review: Faithful by Alice Hoffman

Book Review: Faithful by Alice Hoffman

Alice Hoffman has quite a following, in fact one of her books was awarded the prestigious 'O Book Club' sticker, and she's written a ton of stuff since so she's no stranger to the literary spotlight. Despite her fame, I've never read a book of hers until now. Faithful...

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Book Review: Every Man a Menace by Patrick Hoffman

Book Review: Every Man a Menace by Patrick Hoffman

Do you watch CSI: Anywhere? Do modern day thrillers with drugs, violence and crime interest you? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, there is no doubt in my mind that you will enjoy Every Man a Menace by Patrick Hoffman.  The book is split into five...

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Book Review: Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson

Book Review: Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson

I've never read any of Eden Robinson's work before, but people discuss her books like she is always writing something worth reading, so I had high hopes when I picked up Son of a Trickster. Unfortunately, I typically approach indigenous writing with a bit of...

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Radio Segment: Books That Take You On a Journey

Radio Segment: Books That Take You On a Journey

So you can always tell when I've been travelling, because the pictures of my books don't feature Pearl or Smokey. I went on a lovely road trip to the UK a few weeks ago with my husband, and while away, I read a few books about travelling, just to help me get in the...

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