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: Boundary Problems by Greg Bechtel

If I had taken science past the required grade 11 in high school, I'm pretty sure I would have failed it. And reading books like this, books that reference physics and other sciency-things of a similar nature remind me of this sad fact. Good thing I stuck to what I...

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Alberta Literary Awards Shortlist Announced!

Oh hi there Alberta book lovers (and book lovers in general). Many of you may already be aware that the Alberta Literary Awards Shortlist was announced, but if you're not, you can find the list of nominees here. There, now that you're up to speed, you can decide...

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Book Review: The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon

The horror genre is a paradox for me. I love reading scary books and watching scary movies, but as soon as I close the book or turn off the television, I regret my actions immediately. I'm the kind of person that has an overactive imagination (I blame all the books I...

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Another Reason to Rant: Annoying Facebook Posts

Another Reason to Rant: Annoying Facebook Posts

A good friend of mine posted this on my facebook page this past weekend. If you read it first, the following few paragraphs will make a lot more sense.  Now, there are so many aspects to facebook postings that are ripe for complaining about (see below). However, I...

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Book Review: Dead Brilliant by Christopher Ward

Book Review: Dead Brilliant by Christopher Ward

Do you recognize the two men above? The shaggy head with the over-sized sunglasses is none other than Jon Bon Jovi, but that's not who I'm interested in here-the other man, Christopher Ward, was the original MuchMusic VJ, and the writer of the most recent book I just...

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Book Review: Red Rising by Pierce Brown

So full disclosure here: I've seen the Hunger Games movies, but I haven't actually read the books (gasp!). Why would a book-lover like me not read the books if I enjoyed the movies? Well, dystopian sci-fi isn't really my thing, so I figured watching the movies was...

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Book Review: You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz

I read this book really fast, fitting in quick little reading sessions as often as I could because I enjoyed this book so much. Although You Should Have Known was fairly lengthy, I raced through its pages, reading it in less than a week. It's a thriller for sure, and...

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A Reason to Rant

I don't typically use this blog to rant, although I like to ridicule many things offline so it was only a matter of time.  This article came up on my Facebook feed a few weeks ago because one of my contacts had shared it on his wall. For those of you who don't want to...

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Book Review: Cockroaches by Jo Nesbo

So first off, I know I'm technically writing Jo Nesbo's name wrong. He's from Norway, so he's got this cross symbol in the 'o' of Nesbo (you know the one). I highly doubt WordPress has any way of inserting this symbol easily into a post, so I'm just going to let it...

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Book Review: Quiet Dell by Jayne Anne Phillips

Was that last Dean Koontz creepy enough for ya? Time for another story that will keep you up at night! Quiet Dell is based on a true story-a true crime story in fact. You can read about the murders here, but essentially the book focuses on the victims of serial killer...

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