this is not a review

I don’t review books.

I read them and sometimes I write what I think about the book or what the book makes me think. I write pretty much what I might answer if you were to call me and say: so how’d you like that book?

But I rarely answer the phone, so please don’t call…

(The) Adventures of Miss Petitfour, by Anne Michaels

All Saints,  by K.D. Miller

And the Birds Rained Down, by Jocelyne Saucier

(The) Anthologist, by Nicholson Baker

At a Loss for Words, by Diane Schoemperlen

A Year of Days,  by Myrl Coulter

Back Alleys and Urban Landscapes, by Michael Cho

Beatitudes, by Hermenegilde Chiasson

Boundless, by Kathleen Winter

‘Burt’s Shwarma’, from Boys, by Kathleen Winter

Canada Eats, assembled and illustrated by Margaret Atwood

Close to Spiderman, by Ivan E. Coyote

Comfort me with Apples, by Joe Fiorito

Confessions of an Advertising Man, by David Ogilvy

(A) Crowbar in the Buddhist Garden, by Stephen Reid

Elle, by Douglas Glover

‘(An) Evening in the Café’, from Truth or Lies, by Frances Itani

Every Man Dies Alone, by Hans Fallada

February, by Lisa Moore

Fishbowl, by Bradley Somer

Five Roses, by Alice Zorn

(The) Forgotten Waltz, by Anne Enright

Help Me, Jacques Cousteau, by Gil Adamson

I’m Over all That, by Shirley MacLaine

Important Artifacts and Personal Property, by Leanne Shapton

Indian Horse, by Richard Wagamese

In the Spice House, by Marnie Woodrow

Inward to the Bones, by Kate Braid

Join the Revolution, Comrade, by Charles Foran

Just Add Water and Stir, by Pierre Berton

Liar, by Lynn Crosbie

‘Little Bird’, from Oh, My Darling, by Shaena Lambert

(The) M Word, edited by Kerry Clare

Malarky, by Anakana Schofield

Missing Sarah, by Maggie de Vries

My Life as a Dame, by Christina McCall

Nature’s Little Wonders: Bees, by Candace Savage

Newfoundland: Journey into a Lost Nation, by Michael Crummey and Greg Locke

No Guff Vegetable Gardening, by Donna Balzer and Steven Biggs

One Hour in Paris, by Karyn L. Freedman

(The) Overcoat, Nikolai Gogol

Player One, by Douglas Coupland

Plainwater, by Anne Carson

Plum Dumplings, from Ruins & Relics, by Alice Zorn

Pondlife by Al Alvarez

Practical Jean, by Trevor Cole

Room, by Emma Donaghue

Seeds of Another Summer, by Beth Powning

Somewhere Towards the End, by Diana Athill

Slow Curve Out, by Maureen Scott Harris

Stunt, by Claudia Dey

Swimming Studies, by Leanne Shapton

There is a Season, by Patrick Lane

The Education of Augie Merasty, by Augie Merasty with David Carpenter

This is Not My Life, by Diane Schoemperlen

To Love What Is, by Alix Kates Shulman

Toxin, Toxout,  by Brad Lourie and Rick Smith

Walking a Literary Labyrinth, by Nancy M. Malone

What Happened Later, by Ray Robertson

What We See When We Read, by Peter Mendelsund

(The) Year of Living Danishlyby Helen Russell

These are also Not Reviews; Nor are Names Mentioned

Hypothetically Speaking

Not Reviews, in the form of Q&A

(The) Boy, by Betty Jane Hegerat

Bats or Swallows, by Teri Vlassopoulos

Fatted Calf Blues, by Steven Mayoff

Grid, by Brenda Schmidt

Island in the Clouds, by Susan Toy

Mennonites Don’t Dance by Darcie Friesen Hossack

My Father’s Hands, by Karen Shenfeld

Shore Girl, by Fran Kimmel

When the Red Light Goes on Get Off, by John Wing

(The) Whirling Girl, by Barbara Lambert

Kid Books (not just for kids)

The Cat’s Pajamas, by Wallace Edwards

Not Just for Kids

On the Day You were Born, by Debra Frasier

The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Think Again, by JonArno Lawson

What Milly Did,  by Elise Moser

Why Shouldn’t I Drop Litter? , by MJ Knight

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