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The Roanoke Girls – A Review

The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel Published by Crown Published Date: March 7, 2017 Pages: 288 Wow!  This book was just amazing.  I wasn’t sure what to expect going into this book.  I had quickly read the blurb but by the time I started to read I had pretty much forgotten what it was all about.  After starting the first few pages and putting the book down, I thought that it wasn’t really for me and kind of dreaded having to read it. I picked it back up a few days later and settled in for a difficult read, but Read More






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Nutshell – A Review

Nutshell by Ian McEwan Published by Knopf Canada Pages 206 Overview What to say about this book. Hmmm…it was….It was quite an unusual book in so many ways. This is my first Ian McEwan book but he is an author that has been recommended to me on numerous occasions. I think the top title I have been told to read is Atonement. And as much as that novel had been touted as his best work, I decided to start with Nutshell. The premise alone drew me in. There is nothing I love more than a retelling, especially a Shakespear retelling. Read More






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Between the world and me – A review

Published by Spiegel & Grau Released: July 14, 2015 Pages: 163 “In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like Read More






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March TBR

ALL RIGHT LET’S GET THIS GOING… I have quite the list of books that I hope to read this month so, let’s get this train moving!  My first goal is to complete all five novels that have been shortlisted for Canada Reads 2017.  Lucky for me, one of these books was also chosen for our book club pick, whew! The five books for Canada Reads are: The Break by Katherena Vermette, published by House of Anansi Press and will be defended by Candy Palmater.  This is also out book club pick, so I have one less book for the month to get Read More