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 Circle by Dave Eggers

It's been awhile since I've devoured a 500 page book this quickly. You would have seen this coming, if I had been able to post my reading status on goodreads, but for some reason this book wasn't on it yet, and I'm too lazy to add it myself, so you'll have to take my...

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Book Review: Hellgoing by Lynn Coady

Short stories aren't for everyone, I realize that. In my personal experience, only the dedicated book lovers can really grow attached to short stories. They're rarely on the best-seller list, and Indigo doesn't really push them, so many publishers are reluctant to...

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Book Review: Night Film by Marisha Pessl

This is a fantastic book, and it's an absolute perfect read for this time of year. What's better than cozying up on the couch with a big creepy hardcover book when the weather gets cold? Nothing really, in my opinion, although this thought is much more appealing when...

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Book Review: Burning From the Inside by Christine Walde

Ok, before I even begin this post, I wanted to point out the fact that I don't usually review young adult fiction, and I've even said no to some people who have asked me to, because I told them "I don't review ya fiction" but here I am eating my words. I've accepted...

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My Last Two Summer Book Recommendations

Well, we've come to the end of summer, and this means my summer book recommendations on the CBC is also coming to an end. To commemorate the occasion, I got a little picture of myself and the trusty Doug Dirks to post up here, so you get a peek at the studio I...

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My Apologies

I'm so sorry I haven't written to this blog for a week now, I'm ridden with guilt! But fear not, I haven't stopped reading, in fact I'm preparing for my last summer books show with the CBC for Tuesday. To make up for my tardiness in posting, I've included a photo of...

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CBC.ca | The Homestretch | Short fiction picks

Has anyone ever heard of YOSS? Well it stands for Year of the Short Story, and it happened a couple years ago, but I'm still trying to keep the momentum alive by highlighting how important short fiction is. Listen in for my (somewhat) convincing arguments! CBC.ca |...

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Book Review: I Know Who You Remind Me Of by Naomi K. Lewis

As a follow-up to a recent CBC segment, I'm happy to write that I'm following through on my oft-muttered promise  that I hope to review lots of Alberta authors on this site. So far, I haven't really done that vow justice, so I'm really quite excited to write about the...

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CBC.ca | The Homestretch | WordFest Authors

Well I almost put my foot in my mouth here, but I stayed strong and kept the secret of the WordFest line-up! Although I no longer have to do that because you can visit the website yourself to see who's coming in October. For those of you who don't know me personally,...

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CBC.ca | The Homestretch | Calgary writers

I'm going to go ahead and say this was my favourite segment to date. Why? Because the wonderful Chris dela Torre made me feel so comfortable in front of that mic, and I got to talk about some of the fabulous people that I've had the chance to work with over the past...

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