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FILM VERSUS BOOK: The Fault In Our Stars

So I waited until two days ago to read the incredibly famous The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. On purpose of course; to maximize the amazing TFIOS concentration that I anticipated with today’s release of the movie based on the book. I read 200 pages of the book on Wednesday, and the rest […]
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Rebound Read: The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart

I heard a lot of good things about E. Lockhart’s May 2014 Young Adult release: outstanding reviews, recommended on Books On A Nightstand, Hyped on Book Riot, adored all over twitter; and the plot was all very hush hush. So as soon as it came out, I grabbed it. One of the tangental thoughts that […]
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Review: Children of the Depressed by Dr. Shoshana S Bennett

I grew up in a home where one of my parents was depressed. And I will go into my personal analytics another day. For the purposes of this book recommendation, I will disclose that in the twelve years since moving out on my own, I have done A LOT of work on myself to get […]
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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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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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Review: A King’s Ransom by Sharon Kay Penman

  A King’s Ransom is a beautifully written and researched novel about the last years of King Richard the Lionheart and the many, many interweaving stories of family members and alliances throughout Europe and the Middle East. We follow Richard from his pilgrimage to the Holy Land, all the way to the grave. We follow his Mother, […]
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Review: Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi

I decided to read Helen Oyeyemi’s 2011 release, Mr. Fox, after recently enjoying her newest book, Boy, Snow, Bird. I had never heard of Oyeyemi before, mostly because I wasn’t involved in any reading communities that could have pointed me in her direction. What I have found, is that this author writes in such a […]
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The “Who” and The “Why” of it

I’ve always loved to read. When I was seven years old, my parents encouraged me to read bigger and more grown up books, like Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House collection, which I completed with enthusiasm. I was never in doubt about my reading skills, because I always had people in my life who reminded me […]
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Review: Paper Towns by John Green

Paper Towns was a fun, fast paced story. John Green has some really interesting ways of putting words together, making for some really good laughs and had plenty of teenage angst, for those of you who thrive on such feelings of oppression and hard-done-by-ness. However, I also found myself thinking, “that doesn’t seem like something that […]
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