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Reviews948 reviews

TagsFiction (606), Canadian (354), Non-fiction (344), 2012 (133), 2008 (130), 2007 (128), 2013 (126), 2009 (126), 2011 (120), 2010 (112) — see all tags

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About meI am an avid reader and belong to two book clubs: (1) The Rideau Club book club, which I joined with my husband; and (2) A book club run by a local book store. I read a wide variety of books, both fiction and nonfiction.

About my libraryI am using LibraryThing to list the books I read.

GroupsBiographies, Memoirs and Autobiographies, Canadian Bookworms, Canadian Literature, CBC's Canada Reads Fans, Commodity Histories & Micro-Histories, Non-Fiction Readers

Favorite authorsNicholson Baker, John Berendt, Jeffrey Eugenides, Timothy Findley, Mavis Gallant, Scott Gardiner, Barbara Gowdy, John Irving, Mark Kurlansky, Carson McCullers, Joyce Carol Oates, Michael Ondaatje, Jodi Picoult, Marilynne Robinson, Lionel Shriver, Anne Tyler, Jane Urquhart, Markus Zusak (Shared favorites)

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Real nameLynn

LocationOttawa, Canada

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Member sinceDec 14, 2006

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Thank you for reviewing my book Paper Tigress. When I wrote it I took a deliberate decision to remove myself slightly and to come across as more of an observer. I thought that a highly personalized memoir was something that I could not perhaps pull off and I didn't want to try given the potential for causing embarrassment and even pain to people that I know including members of my family. I greatly enjoyed "Bad Blood" by Lorna Sage but even as I read it I couldn't help wondering how she had felt able to write so unsparingly about her father and her first husband while they were still alive!

Rachel Cartland
HI Lynn, Yes, I know what you mean! My TBR is very long too and many books seem to jump the queue. Hope that you like Round House when you read it! Mary
HI Lynn,
Just read your review of Incidents in the Life of Markus Paul. I really liked it too when I read it a couple of years ago and can still remember major scenes from it. Have you read The Round House by Louise Erdrich? I think you might like it too. Mary
My wife and I really admire the amount of books you read.
When I look at a stack of books I am aching to know what is in them. For most of my life I have chosen more physical activities(GOlF) over reading but now really enjoy reading aloud books with my wife and discussing them with her.

Sounds like you have the same match.

My father was Canadian, he never became a citizen of America.
I mention him in my book,Oji-Spy Girls At The Gate. Because of him I have
always had a warm spot in my heart for Canada.

Anyway, keep reading!
WT Naud
Thanks so much. I really appreciate it.
Hi Lynn! Thanks so much for leaving such a comprehensive review on Practical Jean. I look forward to reading it sometime in the New Year. I have an LTER book to read, a book finally came to me re a hold at the library - and then two birthdays -husband and son. It's been a busy month.

Thanks again. It was so thoughtful and timely of you.

Deborah
let me know what you think of Practical Jean by Trevor Cole. It's in my TBR pile

Thanks!

Deborah
Was looking through my old messages and it appears I may have missed your message about my adding a book on the relocation of the Sayisi Dene! Sorry about that! I have not read it yet, I inherited it from a friend who was studying aboriginal issues and moved. I am interested in the area, so I have added it to mount TBR. How did you find the book? What other books would you recommend?
Hi Lynn,

I finished reading _Last_Seen_ before I read your review and was at a bit of a loss of what to think about the book. I knew that I appreciated the writing but felt confused about the story line. Your review helped me to read between the lines.

Thank you,
Barth
Thanks! Merry Christmas to you as well. Cheers, A
A book club on public policy issues? That sounds fantastic! Can you give some examples of recent reads? Is Dead Aid one of them? (It's in my rather large TBR pile... i've heard good things about it.)
I loved your review of Nickolski!

I received a gratis copy as part of the Librarything Early Reviewers program, so I was obligated to post a review and, like you, it took me so long to finally write the review. The book is deceptively facile. Underneath the [mkind of] breezy tale, it's very dense - thematically speaking and left me with so much to think about.

Great review.
Hi, Lynn- Thanks for the info on "Shadow Divers". It looks very good. A good friend lent it to me, he's not much of a reader, so I wasn't sure but now I am, and hope to get to it in a few weeks. Visit me on Mark's 50 Book Challenge sometime and see what I'm reading. Take care!
Mark
Hi Lynn,

Thank you for your wonderful words about Fierce!

Cheers,

Hannah
Noticed that you liked The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, and I was wondering if you'd be interested in reviewing my new novel and posting your comments here (as well as on a few other book-related sites). I thought you might like my novel since it's been compared to that novel by a number of reviewers. I could e-mail you the novel in an e-book format if you'd like. Let me know if you're interested. Here's a link to a summary in case you're interested:

http://christophertusa.com/

Thanks,

Chris
LynnB
I combined The World's Shortest Stories such that there are now 114 copies. I separated out The World's Shortest Stories : 55 fiction (2 copies), as the Library of Congress indicates this book came out in 1995, while the other (whether or not it has the full subtitle (Murder, Love, Horror, Suspense, All This and Much More ...). It may be that both books have the same stories, but we don't know. 55 is the number of words in each story. You go to the author page, and then from there you go its combine/separate page. To do this right, I went to Worldcat and Harvard Univ Lib as well as LOC. There is also a work titled "The World's Shortest stories of love and death", also by Steve Moss, which may just be an audio book, and left it separate. (47 copies)
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