Category Archives: Books-Reviews

Malala Yousafzai raises the bar- as a 19 yr old

This young woman, who has experienced so many ills of our planet was honoured today as the sixth Honourary Citizen of Canada. Bravo to Canada and the Trudeau Government for enacting what Stephen harper and Rona Ambrose wished to do … Continue reading

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My winter reading roster..

I’ve had another enjoyable winter reading adventure. Girls on trains, Old Testament, spider webs, dam busters, dogs, sea, sickroom, nuns, emancipation… As a teacher-librarian for 15 years, I read about 3 fiction and non-fiction titles per week-it was a job … Continue reading

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Reading culture – clubs- still vital

It’s exciting to hear of ways our reading culture is buoyant. After reading Jacqueline Van Dyk’s blog ‘Open Book‘ , I reflect again on the state of reading. Social media initiatives like ActionableBooks, give book clubs even a wider diversity … Continue reading

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Consciousness and language- a dog’s life

Giller winner a provocative parable. Full of laughs, disturbing symbolism and reflections about ourselves…. I laughed with tilted head- my dog says to me ‘what the hell did you say? ‘ all the time. 🙂 their body language and facial … Continue reading

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Alice in Wonderland -Maguire’s After Alice is wicked

My current reading selection is a creative inspiration from Wicked author Gregory Maguire. Listen/watch Piya’s interview on CBC Q.     After Alice  A Novel by Gregory Maguire SYNOPSIS Down the rabbit-hole, where adventures await . . . When Alice … Continue reading

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@Bookfin YA book chat Check out Dayna Hart’s blog post for her #YAbookchat Twitter chat and poll.    

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friendship is an opportunity…- Niequist

Friendship is an opportunity to act on God’s behalf in the lives of the people that we’re close to, reminding each other who God is.— Shauna Niequist, Cold Tangerines: Celebrating the Extraordinary Nature of Everyday Life Cold Tangerines: Celebrating the … Continue reading

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