Tag Archives: Book Review

Review: The Queen’s Exiles by Barbara Kyle

If you know me, you know that one of my key frustrations regarding women in history is not only the abusive, chauvinistic treatment of them, but the insanely submissive way that they take, or are portrayed to take, the lack-of-rights, the cheating, the life lived within the constraints dictated by the patriarchs of their family; […]
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Review: The Bees by Laline Paull

When I finished reading Laline Paull’s The Bees, I felt the next logical step was to go and learn about the behaviour and lifestyle of honeybees. Who knew I would find just what I wanted to know on the Orkin Pest Control website! I found that while Paull’s invented bees were hyper-advanced in their communication […]
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Not a Rant

I just wrote a bad review. I haven’t done a lot of them. I know the key to a good “bad” review is constructive criticism, but what if sometimes you just want to rant? Ranting can be so freeing. However if you aren’t mindful it has the potential to alienate people, which of course I […]
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Review: The Full Ridiculous by Mark Lamprell

Think about what events, experiences, thoughts and conflicts you might capture if you chronicled a year of your life. Be sure to consider what you would most like to remember about your day to day living during this time period. What if you started the project, you were committed to it, and then something traumatic […]
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Review of How Successful People Grow: 15 Ways to Get Ahead in Life

Are you a person who craves to learn, achieve and overcome? John C. Maxwell has written countless books on the powerful subjects of leadership, mentorship, critical thinking, and achieving your potential. He is a world renowned speaker, pastor, and writer. And, his newest book, How Successful People Grow: 15 Ways to Get Ahead in Life […]
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George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Fire and Ice: An Epic Tale of Sex, Violence and Gluttony

I’m coming to the Game of Thrones party late.  I’ve been a fantasy and sci-fi reader my whole life, but for some reason I never picked up on this series, either when written or when HBO started the TV series.  So when my brother-in-law dumped the first four paperbacks on my table, the 4,000 pages […]
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Review: Calculating God by Robert J. Sawyer

I decided to have a go with Calculating God by Robert J Sawyer because the notion of an outsider coming into our society and attempting to prove God’s presence was intriguing to me. I thought the book might offer me some interesting insights on one side of the debate or the other. I was wrong. […]
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Great Expectations: 365 books a year

I would kind of love it if I could do absolutely nothing for 16 hours per day except read books, and write about how I feel about them. I could open a book at nine in the morning (that’s right, SO not a morning person), and avoid closing it (not literally, but you know) until […]
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Review: How not to calm a child on a plane by Johanna Stein

Has your child ever said to you, “Mommy, your tummy looks like a bagel”? I don’t think I have ever laughed so often and hard at any book I have ever read. I would absolutely want to be friends with this woman, because I think she would make my parenting adventure just a little bit […]
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Review: Fifteen Days by Christie Blatchford

Disclaimer – I spent a few years as a soldier in the Canadian Scottish Regiment.  I did my basic training and participated in the regular parades and exercises, but never served on a mission.  That said, my view of war and soldiers is coloured by that as well as some family history in the military, […]
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