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Book Review: The Audition by Maddie Ziegler

Summary (From Goodreads) Twelve-year-old Harper has been dancing practically since she learned to walk. She loves her dance studio and team, and just won her first ever top junior solo in a regional competition. But right before the school year starts, Harper’s parents drop a bombshell—the family has to relocate from their cozy town in Connecticut… Continue reading Book Review: The Audition by Maddie Ziegler

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Book Review: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Summary (From Goodreads) At first sight, Ove is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He thinks himself surrounded by idiots – neighbours who can’t reverse a trailer properly, joggers, shop assistants who talk in code, and the perpetrators of the vicious coup d’etat that ousted him as Chairman of the Residents’ Association. He… Continue reading Book Review: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

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Book Review: Ghost Boys by Shenaaz Nanji

Summary (From Goodreads): Fifteen-year-old Munna lives with his Ma and sisters in a small town in India. Because the family is poor, he is sold to a Sheikh’s camel farm in a Gulf country. Here he must train the young camel jockeys. He must starve them so that they remain light, and he must win the… Continue reading Book Review: Ghost Boys by Shenaaz Nanji

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(Quick) Book Review: “The Snowman” by Jo Nesbo

Summary from Goodreads: Soon the first snow will come A young boy wakes to find his mother missing. Outside, he sees her favourite scarf – wrapped around the neck of a snowman. And then he will appear again Detective Harry Hole soon discovers that an alarming number of wives and mothers have gone missing over… Continue reading (Quick) Book Review: “The Snowman” by Jo Nesbo

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ARC Book Review: “Malagash” by Joey Comeau

Summary (From ECW): A precisely crafted, darkly humorous portrait of a family in mourning Sunday’s father is dying of cancer. They’ve come home to Malagash, on the north shore of Nova Scotia, so he can die where he grew up. Her mother and her brother are both devastated. But devastated isn’t good enough. Devastated doesn’t… Continue reading ARC Book Review: “Malagash” by Joey Comeau

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Blog Tour: Q&A with Ron Sexsmith, Author of “Deer Life”

It’s been an amazing week for the Deer Life blog tour! There’s been giveaways, reviews, and Q&A’s! If you’ve been following my twitter feed, you might have noticed me retweeting quite a bit! Yes, I’m kind of Deer Life obsessed. But that’s ok, because this book is worth it! Shout out to Dundurn Press for publishing… Continue reading Blog Tour: Q&A with Ron Sexsmith, Author of “Deer Life”

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ARC Book Review: “Forest Dark” by Nicole Krauss

Summary (From Goodreads): Jules Epstein, a man whose drive, avidity, and outsized personality have, for sixty-eight years, been a force to be reckoned with, is undergoing a metamorphosis. In the wake of his parents’ deaths, his divorce from his wife of more than thirty years, and his retirement from the New York legal firm where he… Continue reading ARC Book Review: “Forest Dark” by Nicole Krauss