Category Archives: Books

Book Review: The Talk-Funny Girl

The Talk-Funny Girl by Roland Merullo Marjorie Richards lives on the outskirts of a small town in rural New Hampshire but even that does not account for her level of isolation. She lives with her parents, who hardly leave their … Continue reading

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Book Review: Picture Me Gone by Meg Rosoff

It is that time of the year again, when I am furiously reading a certain kind of novel, that elusive species of book that can simultaneously entice a girls from the ages of 12 to 17 old, as well as … Continue reading

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Books I Read in 2013

Inspired (okay, idea downright copied) by my friend Saleema’s Post with the exact same name. Screw originality. Who needs it anyway? Like Saleema, I belong to Goodreads. I used to track my books with Librarything, but more of my friends … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous Literary Goings-On

This last couple of months have been fraught with literary activities. Here is a recap, beginning in October and ending last weekend: SCBWI Conference This year the SCBWI Canada East conference took place in Montreal! Now, I love me a … Continue reading

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Hi! I’m Back!

So you know when you have put something off for such a long time and it gets to be so long since you have done it that a task that wasn’t that big to begin with suddenly takes on epic … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Blondes by Emily Schultz

Hazel Hayes has a complicated life. She has just arrived in New York from Toronto to complete her graduate studies. On the same day that she finds out she is pregnant by her married advisor, a crazed blonde woman pushes … Continue reading

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Book Review: Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Across the Universe by Beth Revis Amy is a cryogenically frozen passenger on the Godspeed, a ship that has left Earth in order to find another habitable planet. She is a non-essential, simply along for the ride with her parents. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bride of New France

Bride of New France by Suzanne Desrochers Laure Beauséjour was taken from her beggar parents by the Paris authorities when she was just seven years old and placed in the Salpêtrière, a catch all institute for poor, sick, mentally ill, … Continue reading

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Book Review: My Heartbeat by Garret Freymann-Weyr

Ellen is a fourteen year-old who doesn’t need many friends. She has all the company she needs in her older brother Link and his best friend James, with whom she is “totally madly in love”. But as they enter their … Continue reading

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Book review: The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

Trisha McFarland gets lost in the woods while on a six-mile hike in the Appalachians with her recently divorced mother and her angry older brother. And that, folks,  sums up the plot of this tightly crafted, superb novel for young … Continue reading

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