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 Winter War by Philip Teir

Translated from Finnish into English by Tiina Nunnally, The Winter War by Philip Teir is a novel that will resonate with many people, from many difference cultures.  It recounts the slow fracturing of a middle-class family over the course of a winter, focusing a few...

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Books I’ve Read in 2015

It's that time of year again folks; it's when I list all the books that I've read in one year so you can see how much reading I do and how little I  actually parent my child. No-I don't post this list to brag, in fact, I think many people actually see it as proof...

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New Year, New Look

I was getting sick of the way my blog looked before, so I gave it an update, thanks to the fine themes they have available through wordpress. I personally find change difficult, but I hope you, dear readers, appreciate this transformation, because I would like my blog...

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Book Review: Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg

Before I began writing the review for Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg, I googled Clegg, just to see what I could find on him, as this can colour my thoughts on a book. I knew for sure that he would have a website, because he's also a literary agent, so he...

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Book Review: Nora Webster by Colm Tóibín

I've had Nora Webster by Colm Tóibín on my bookshelf for awhile; it was published in October 2014, which is when I received it for review. I don't have a great excuse for not reading it until now, other than the fact that I had never read a Colm Tóibín book before so...

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Give the Gift of Intelligence this Christmas

It's that time of year again, the gift-giving season we all dread/look forward too! Now that I stay at home all day, I have a lot of time to think about what I'm going to get people, and where and when I'm going to get it, so I've been thinking about Christmas since...

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Book Review: Sutterfeld, You are Not a Hero

I'm really torn about this book. It's written by someone I'm not familiar with, Tom Stern, who apparently works in the film business as a writer/director. So, when I was asked to review it, I readily agreed after discovering the author was a writer in a different...

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Book Review: Long Change by Don Gillmor

I live in Calgary, my husband and his family work in the oil and gas industry, and I read books. Clearly, Long Change was written for me. I'm a bit embarrassed to admit that I've never read a book by Don Gillmor before, and I really should have, in fact his last book...

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Touring the Grimm Brothers Museum in Kassel, Germany

On my European adventures I visited many car museums, mainly because that was what my husband wanted to do. However, we also visited some literary hotspots to appease my interests too, and one such destination was Grimm World in Kassel Germany. We walked to this...

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