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.

Big News in the Canadian Writing World

Two important things happened this week in the Canadian book scene. The first, and probably most interesting (yet complicated) is the fact that the Writers Union of Canada will now allow self-published writers to join their ranks. Find out more about it here on their...

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Book Review: Innocence by Dean Koontz

I may be one of the few people who read widely, and yet have never read a Dean Koontz book. For those of you who are in the same boat as me: he's a very popular author, and has written many best-sellers. He's also been around for awhile; I remember my aunt (who also...

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Book Review: That Part was True by Deborah McKinlay

Everyone needs a little romance in their life, and by the same token, a little romance book never hurt either. That Part was True reminded me of a Nicholas Sparks story, so that should give you an idea of what you're in for if you pick up this book. Mind you, I've...

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Are you Addicted to Books?

Are you Addicted to Books? (Pictures) A wonderful friend of mine posted this article/list of pictures a la buzzfeed on my facebook wall a few days ago, and reading it made me realize that I'm not addicted to books (technically), but I love them alot*, more than most...

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Book Review: All the Broken Things by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer

Living in Alberta, I typically see bears in their natural habitat (in the mountains while hiking, driving through, etc.). When I lived in Ontario, I usually saw bears in an unnatural habitat-digging through garbage bins around cottage country. All the Broken Things by...

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Sunday Afternoon Cat Naps

What's better than lazing around on a Sunday afternoon with a good book? Nothing much, except of course if you have some wonderful feline friends to accompany you while you relax. That seems to always brighten my weekends, so I thought I'd take a few pictures to show...

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Book Review: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Yeah I'm going to go ahead and say this was the longest book I've ever read.  Yup, I'm going to state that right here. Clocking in at 771 pages (with tiny font and small margins!) this book was super long. However, this isn't a fault that I'm drawing attention to,...

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Book Review: Double Happiness by Tony Brasunas

Ok I think this is a first for ivreadthis.com-a travel memoir to review! Yes, how exciting, but not just for you dear readers, but for me as well, because I was lucky enough to experience some oft-overlooked areas of China by flipping through the pages of this book....

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Book Review: Whiskey Creek by Dave Hugelschaffer

A forest ranger who puts out fires. A forest ranger who puts out fires and solves mysteries. A forest ranger who puts out fires, solves mysteries and looks good in the process. A forest ranger who puts out fires, solves mysteries, looks good in the process and does...

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Books Ive Read in 2013

For those of you who followed my dalliances into blogging while I was at WordFest,  you will recognize this list of mine. It's a record of every book I read this year, in order of reading. Not the most exciting post I've ever made, but I find that people are...

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