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Summer book group anyone?

Recovering from a staph infection that required hospitalization has forced me to slow down considerably. My energy levels are low, and my ability to focus has been drastically reduced. I am definitely on the upswing, but recovery is going to … Continue reading

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Best books of 2016 – fiction

I love ‘Best of…’ lists, especially ‘Best books’ lists. Here’s my annual offering – I hope you find something to look for on your next visit to the library! (Note: although I read the following books last year, many of … Continue reading

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Best Books of 2015 – Fiction

It’s no secret that my favourite fiction genre is the murder mystery, and this year I finally cracked open the first Chief Inspector Gamache mystery by Louise Penny, Still Life, and then went on to devour the next three before … Continue reading

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Best Books of 2015 – Children’s

Most nights Rebecca or I read to our kids, Maggie (11) and Seth (10) at bedtime. Some books because they relate to something they’re studying in school; others because they’re fun; and others because they speak to things we think … Continue reading

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Best Books of 2014 – Fiction

In no particular order, here are the novels I particularly enjoyed reading last year. The Woman Who Walked Into Doors is a compelling first-person narrative of a woman whose husband is shot dead by police during a botched kidnapping/robbery. Her … Continue reading

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Best Books of 2014 – Non-Fiction

I read 70 or so books last year, heavily weighted on the fiction side: of the non-fiction books, many were written by friends which no doubt added to my enjoyment of them. If you’ve still got giftcards or ebook credits … Continue reading

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Best Books of 2014 – Children’s

Most nights at bedtime I read to Maggie (10) and Seth (9). Some books because they’re fun. Some because they’re classics. Others because they speak to things we care about. Here are my favourite chapter books from 2014. Top honours … Continue reading

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