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My latest Labour Day weekend was filled with an eclectic group of activities and people. It started with art and followed by an impromptu picnic in a downtown Toronto Park. We saw family and friends we didn’t expect to see this weekend and tasted epicurean delights that created wonderful taste sensations in the mouth and [...]

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Tonight I will review two books to make up for the omission of a review yesterday night: (Cover image Copyright@2008 Brian Deine) A Bear in War by Stephanie Innes and Harry Endrulant and illustrated by Brian Deines (ISBN: 97815547009674, Key Porter Books, 2008) and (Cover image Copyright@2010 Liz Amini-Holmes) Fatty Legs by Christy Jordan-Fenton and [...]

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When I was asked by Annick Press to participate in the Spooky Blog Tour for The Night Wanderer by Drew Hayden Taylor, I was thrilled. I am a big fan and adored his recent Motorcycles & Sweetgrass (Knopf, 2010) which was just nominated for a Governor General’s Award. Plus, when I heard the premise of his [...]

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I’m so excited this week to participate in the Spooky Blog Tour for The Night Wanderer by Drew Hayden Taylor! Each day this week, one of my fellow book bloggers will be reviewing this new spooky teen read and giving their own personal stamp on it. (Copyright@2010 Annick Press) The Tour starts tomorrow so be [...]

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On my way into work today, a young woman to my peripheral left caught my attention. She was carrying a skateboard and I thought “you don’t see that very often” and I was immediately intrigued. From the ankles up she could’ve been any other young urban professional slogging it to work; non-descript grey pants, button [...]

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One universal aspect of human cultures is the desire to create, share and hear music. Since the beginning of time music has had the power to affect our lives like no other medium can, it seeps into our soul and changes us forever. Even our base instincts respond to rhythm, think of the thump thump [...]

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For the last week I’ve been trying to craft a review for Shin-Chi’s Canoe by Nicola I Campbell and illustrated by Kim LaFave (ISBN: 9780888998576 , Groundwood Books,2009) and frankly I haven’t been satisfied with what I have written. It is such a beautiful and truly haunting book on such an important topic I feared [...]

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Some people like to imagine what type of car they would buy, designer clothes, upscale homes or places they would visit should they win the lottery. I have a list like that too except mine is for art. I would love to have my own collection one day and my dream has always included owning [...]

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