Category Archives: Adult

Cruelest Month

The Cruelest Month is a Three Pines Mystery written by Louise Penny. They are all apparently set in the Canadian province of Quebec centering around a small Anglo-town called Three Pines and feature Chief of Homicide Detective Gamache.The characters were … Continue reading

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Only Son

Only Son by Kevin O’Brien is really about three people, Amy, Carl and Sam/Eddie, and their lives from 1977 to 1989. Eddie was born to Amy and her husband, Paul, during the late spring in 1977. Paul, a brutish and … Continue reading

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A Mass of Mini-Reviews 3

The Tales of Beedle the Bard J.K. Rowling‘s compilation of the tales featured in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7) are not for children. Beedle the Bard’s stories are violent and quite scary. The book’s premise is that … Continue reading

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The Bell Jar

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath is a very thinly disguised autobiographical look at Plath’s own mental breakdown. While I realize that this book has become a canon for some in regards to mental health and feminist issues, I have … Continue reading

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To Kill a Mockingbird

When I was in grade nine, every other class read Harper Lee’s only published book: To Kill A Mockingbird. My class read The Pigman by Paul Zindel. I have no idea what Irene Bergeron’s (our English/Reglion/Something-else-that-I-can’t-remember-right-now teacher) rational was. Now … Continue reading

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Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures

This book was lent to me by my friend, Kathryn. She really liked it because it is set in Toronto where she lived for a long time. She liked literally seeing the actual settings in her mind again. While I … Continue reading

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Boxall’s 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

So, this one isn’t really like many of the others. Boxall’s 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die will be used as a reference for some of the books covered in this book review blog. I mentioned it in … Continue reading

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A Mass of Mini-Reviews 1

Recently I have been very busy and haven’t found time to publish. That doesn’t mean that I haven’t been writing, just that I haven’t been able to actually complete and edit an entire review. That, also, does not mean that … Continue reading

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