The Blythes are Quoted by L.M. Montgomery

The Blythes are Quoted, the last book in the Anne series, is a short story collection made up of stories about people who are the friends/neighbours/acquaintances of the Blythes. In every story the Blythes are mentioned or quoted, sometimes fondly, sometimes not-so-fondly. I would like to write everything about this book. I would love to … Continue reading The Blythes are Quoted by L.M. Montgomery

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Highlights of 2016: Part 1

Atlantic Canada This year I tried to focus more on Reading Atlantic Canada, and ended up reading 22 books. 32% of my CanLit reading was from Atlantic Canada. Newfoundland - 7 Nova Scotia - 12 New Brunswick - 3 PEI - 0  (I'm remedying this right now by reading The Blythes are Quoted by L.M. Montgomery. … Continue reading Highlights of 2016: Part 1

Willem de Kooning’s Paintbrush by Kerry Lee Powell

Willem de Kooning's Paintbrush was longlisted for the Giller Prize, is a finalist for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Awards. So, of course I had to read it. As I have mentioned before, I prefer novels to short stories. However, short stories have their place in … Continue reading Willem de Kooning’s Paintbrush by Kerry Lee Powell

‘Flannery’ by Lisa Moore and ‘Trapped In Ice’ by Eric Walters

Flannery by Lisa Moore I have to admit that when I saw that Lisa Moore's new book was written for young readers, I was disappointed. But, there was no need. I was sucked into this book from page one; Lisa Moore has a way with words and characters that still surprises me. Young and old readers … Continue reading ‘Flannery’ by Lisa Moore and ‘Trapped In Ice’ by Eric Walters

‘The Fortunate Brother’ by Donna Morrissey and ‘The Couple Next Door’ by Shari Lapena

The Fortunate Brother by Donna Morrissey Donna Morrissey is a well-known and accomplished author from Newfoundland (who now lives in Nova Scotia), and I'm embarrassed to admit that this was my first time reading one of her books. However, I am happy to say that I couldn't have been more pleased with my experience, and … Continue reading ‘The Fortunate Brother’ by Donna Morrissey and ‘The Couple Next Door’ by Shari Lapena

This Marlowe by Michelle Butler Hallett

I was lucky enough to win this book through a giveaway at 49th Shelf. Thanks to 49th Shelf for hosting the giveaway and to Goose Lane Editions for sending me the book! ************************** I couldn't be more impressed with the amount of knowledge and historical detail that went into the writing of this book. "Sweet Christ … Continue reading This Marlowe by Michelle Butler Hallett