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: 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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Book Review: Bedrock Faith by Eric Charles May

Bedrock Faith is the first novel from author Eric Charles May, a Chicago native that's also a journalist and teacher. He has also written a few short stories in his time, which is reflected in this book  because his writing is so precise and careful. Keeping that in...

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CBC.ca | The Homestretch | Book suggestions

CBC.ca | The Homestretch | Book suggestions. Not only do I enjoy referring to cats on a regular basis on this blog, but I also like to BROADCAST the fact that I'm a crazy cat lady as well. Click on the link above to hear that and my book picks for this holiday season....

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Book Review: Mother, Mother by Koren Zailckas

Do you have Mommy or Daddy issues? Many people will answer "who doesn't?", but if you're currently receiving therapy for any f family-related problems, you should avoid this psychological thriller at all costs. Why do I begin this review with a warning? Because this...

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Book Review: Corpse Flower by Gloria Ferris

I really like the mystery genre. Regular readers of this blog will already know that, but I wanted to reiterate it in case you're new. I've had Corpse Flower  on my shelf for awhile, the lovely people at Dundurn sent it to me quite a few months ago, and I'm...

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Book Review: Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen

I just finished reading this book a few minutes ago, and raced to my computer to write a review  so I could share it with my readers (yes-both of you!) as quickly as possible. I really enjoyed Mrs. Poe, and I'm sure many will not be familiar with it, so I wanted to...

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Book Review: Are You Ready to Be Lucky? by Rosemary Nixon

Rosemary Nixon is a well-known figure in the Calgary literary scene, so I've been eager to something of hers  for awhile. Her last novel Kalila didn't appeal to me because of the heart-wrenching subject, so when a book of linked short stories labelled 'humorous' came...

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