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: Once a Bitcoin Miner by Ethan Lou

Book Review: Once a Bitcoin Miner by Ethan Lou

The subtitle of Ethan Lou's book Once a Bitcoin Miner is: Scandal and Turmoil in the Cryptocurrency Wild West, which is both a figurative and literal reference to what is discussed in this entertaining work of journalism. I'll admit to being immediately put off by the...

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Book Review: The Dilemma by B.A. Paris

Book Review: The Dilemma by B.A. Paris

I know I've said this before on the blog, but I really think books need trigger warnings, and selfishly, I'm thinking of a trigger warning that's a little out of the norm. I usually avoid this as much as possible, but I need to include a *spoiler alert* in this...

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Book Review: The Holiday Swap by Maggie Knox

Book Review: The Holiday Swap by Maggie Knox

Watching cheesy Hallmark Holiday movies seems to be a regular Christmas tradition these days, but I've never seen one of these movies, and I don't intend to start. I have so many questions about them too, mainly, where does one find them? Do you still have cable to...

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Book Review: The Retreat by Elisabeth de Mariaffi

Book Review: The Retreat by Elisabeth de Mariaffi

This isn't the first thriller I've read about being trapped on a mountain resort during an avalanche, but even knowing the storyline was one I had read before, I still jumped at the chance to read The Retreat by Elisabeth de Mariaffi because a) I loved her last book,...

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Book Review: Householders by Kate Cayley

Book Review: Householders by Kate Cayley

Having read a few reviews of Householders by Kate Cayley, I started to view this book that Biblioasis sent me (bless them) as a hidden gem that only people 'in the know' were reading and writing about. A starred review in Quill and Quire cinched it for me - I had to...

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Book Review: The Prairie Chicken Dance Tour by Dawn Dumont

Book Review: The Prairie Chicken Dance Tour by Dawn Dumont

I'm no dancer, but I FEEL like doing a little jig of excitement when I see Indigenous author Dawn Dumont has a new book coming. She is without a doubt one of my favourite writers, and in my humble opinion, one of the best Canadian writers working today. If you have...

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Book Review: The Silver Shooter by Erin Lindsey

Book Review: The Silver Shooter by Erin Lindsey

I just read a string of particularly grim books so the thought of sinking into the pleasantries of a cozy mystery (by a Calgary author no less!) was more than appealing. The Silver Shooter, A Rose Gallagher Mystery by Erin Lindsey was released in 2020, and although it...

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Book Review: The Shaytan Bride by Sumaiya Matin

Book Review: The Shaytan Bride by Sumaiya Matin

A morbid curiosity first drew me to this book, but The Shaytan Bride by Sumaiya Matin also stood out to me as a memoir that every feminsit should read. There are also elements of the supernatural, as the Shaytan is a spirit from Islam that supposedly possesses women,...

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Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: Friendships that Last a Lifetime

Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: Friendships that Last a Lifetime

Anything Cale Atkinson writes and/or illustrates tends to go over well in this house. His graphic novel series for early readers is a new favourite of my kids because it's not too text-heavy and the pictures are super cute. Simon and Chester first appeared together in...

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