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Lyrical Super 8 memories: Review of Brown Girl Dreaming

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson My rating: 4 of 5 stars It seems pointless to write a review of a book that has been universally praised and received so many awards, but I couldn’t put Brown Girl Dreaming down … Continue reading

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Revenge of the Vinyl Cafe: Paint-by-numbers Canadiana

Revenge of the Vinyl Cafe by Stuart McLean My rating: 3 of 5 stars I discovered Stuart McLean and The Vinyl Cafe about ten years ago at the Vancouver Public Library. I checked out a collection of his CDs and … Continue reading

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Station Eleven: Can-Lit disguised as American Fiction

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel My rating: 3 of 5 stars I’m one of those people that worries about the Apocalypse. I don’t stand on the corner with a tin foil hat on my head and a sign … Continue reading

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“Let the Right One In”: A Perfect Winter’s Tale

Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist My rating: 4 of 5 stars I LOVED this book. I read maybe two or three horror novels a year, usually Stephen King. I had read positive reviews for both the … Continue reading

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Tomorrow is another day: A Single Man, by Christopher Isherwood.

A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood My rating: 5 of 5 stars I read A Single Man shortly after my partner passed away. At the time I opened it on my Kobo, I was looking for something quick to read, … Continue reading

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“Like No Other” – Like “Eleanor & Park” , but Different

Like No Other by Una LaMarche My rating: 4 of 5 stars I dove into Like No Other after Eleanor & Park because I felt like my heart hadn’t quite been ripped out of my chest and I wanted to … Continue reading

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Coo Coo for “Eleanor & Park”

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell I read this book because Linda Holmes is always talking about it on Pop Culture Happy Hour (and it was one of Kindle’s Daily Deals a while ago). I’ve read a lot of good … Continue reading

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