What We’re Reading This Month: May 2016

Good morning, Savvy Readers! Can you believe it’s already May? The weather has yet to convince me, but the number of books out this week alone (both adult and YA) is a good indicator that summer (and summer reading!) is on its way. May also means that we’re 1/3rd through our 50 Book Pledge! Sitting at […]

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My night at the Giller Awards

It’s been a busy Fall for book events. Since the last week of August I’ve visited Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, London, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Victoria and Winnipeg from my home in Toronto (with a quick vacation to Ireland jammed in between somewhere). Each event was wonderful and fun. Speaking with readers and booksellers across the country […]

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The 99-Year-Old Woman and the 100-Year-Old Man

Last Spring I was given a letter written to Jonas Jonasson, author of The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared. The letter, written on lined notepaper in a tiny, clear scrawl was from a reader in Montreal, “Mary.” Mary had written to thank the author for his “wonderful” book. She could identify with […]

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