Crime · Fable · Family · Fiction

Rose and Poe by Jack Todd

Publisher: ECW Press Date Published: October 17. 2017 My Rating: 4/5 stars * Thank you to ECW Press and Goodreads for the advanced copy that made this review possible! In this reimagining of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Jack Todd has provided us with a novel about the power of immeasurable love and the frightening consequences of ignorance. Poe was… Continue reading Rose and Poe by Jack Todd

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The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books Saved My Life by Andy Miller (And my own personal “List of Betterment”)

What makes a great book?  This is the question that Andy Miller needed to ponder as he set off on a quest (be it brave or foolish) to spend a year reading all of the the “Great Books” he always pretended to have read.  For him, even though he liked his job and loved his… Continue reading The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books Saved My Life by Andy Miller (And my own personal “List of Betterment”)

Fiction · Mystery/Thriller · Suspense

No Kiss Goodbye by Janelle Harris

My Rating: 3.5/5 stars Imagine that you and your children are in a horrific car accident.  When you wake up in the hospital, unable to walk, everything seems off.  You have blackouts where you wake up and people around you are walking on eggshells expecting the worst of your temper.  Your husband is acting suspiciously… Continue reading No Kiss Goodbye by Janelle Harris

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BUT I’M NOT A READER! WHERE DO I START?!?

In University, I took a class on 19th century literature.  I’m not sure who I was trying to impress.  I think I had the idea that since Jane Eyre was my favourite book, I could totally handle other texts from that time period.  Maybe I was trying to be a show-off.  I learned exactly one… Continue reading BUT I’M NOT A READER! WHERE DO I START?!?

Fiction · Realistic Fiction · Suspense

The Teacher’s Secret by Suzanne Leal

My rating: 4/5 stars I love a book about teacher problems and classroom lives (for obvious reasons), but The Teacher’s Secret by Suzanne Leal is every teacher’s worst nightmare come to life.  I was completely absorbed in this story from start to finish. Terry Pritchard is a passionate Year 6 educator at Brindle Public school.  As the… Continue reading The Teacher’s Secret by Suzanne Leal

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Should We Censor Our Childrens’ Reading Choices?

If you’re a parent, you are most likely inundated daily with child-rearing choices you hope won’t screw up your kids.  We wouldn’t want to give them more fodder for their future therapists, now would we?  And if you are a reading family, books are going to cross your radar at one time or another.  Are… Continue reading Should We Censor Our Childrens’ Reading Choices?