Monthly Archives: October 2017

Getting on board with Canadian First Nations writing

Monkey Beach, by Eden Robinson Monkey Beach tells the story of a girl growing up in the small First Nations community of Kitimaat on the west coast of British Columbia. The story is told in a series of flashbacks while … Continue reading

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What do Memento, Seinfeld and a crazy-girl mystery book have in common?

All The Missing Girls, by Megan Miranda All the missing girls is yet another book in the genre of “girls gone crazy” which has been sweeping the bookstores lately (think Gone Girl, Girl on a Train, Perfect Stranger – by … Continue reading

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Creepy Reads – A New Halloween Tradition

The Island of Doctor Moreau, by H.G. Wells This is a weird and creepy book that most people have probably heard of, but probably not read. The story is straightforward enough (spoilers….): A man gets shipwrecked and ends up on … Continue reading

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Girls just wanna join cults?

The Girls, Emma Cline There was a hearty debate about this book in my BBCE book club. Oddly enough, one of the topics at issue was when it becomes disingenuous to claim that a book is based entirely on fictional characters … Continue reading

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