Carolyn’s Canadian Reading 2021

I am happy to rejoin my Ontario friend, Shonna, who is the very wonderful, creative hostess of the Canadian Reading Challenge theme.  Here is to year #15!  Human rights, animal rights, colourful cultures and lands, memory, friendship, and literature:  here they are in the Canadian themes that make up our nation.

I send my love to and support of the Aboriginal children buried at residential schools and everyone concerned about them.  May no one believe ever again that other lives, customs, languages, races, ages, or genders are beneath anyone.

I relaunch into this comforting activity, in honour of our 4 precious family members.  They recently ascended to the afterlife.  Here is to you:  my dearest Mom, our sweet baby cat Spirit, and our precious, queenly Daughter cat, Marigold!

We are distressed to add that our precious McCartney joined them in the afterlife this March 2022!  He would be 22 years-old in June.  Rest in peace, our sweet Son.

May our dear Conan soon be home with us at last.  Friends, please always check for an ear tattoo, or post photos and ask around about unknown cats near your homes.  Never assume they come from neighbours.  When someone finally asks how to use tattooes, posts, or looks for his picture:  our very well identified and advertised, orange & white Conan shall be back with us.

With all of our love:  Momma Carolyn, Dad Ron, McCartney, Angel, Petal, Conan.


Here is what I have read in our 2021 & 2022 reading session.

Ghosts Of James Bay”  John Wilson  2006
Out The Door”  Emily Carroll  2010
Except The Dying”  Maureen Jennings  1997
Falling Backwards”  Jann Arden  2011
Have You Seen Candace?”  Wilma L. Derksen  1991
Stoppel”  Andrew Mikolajewski  2017
Alexander Alexander”  Algernon Blackwood  1919
Dream Comics”  Emily Carroll  2010
In The Waves”  Lennon, Maisy, MaryLynne Stella & Steve Björkman (illustrator)  2015
10) “The Mystery Of The Turtle Lake Monster”  Jeni Mayer  1990

A Haunted Island”  Algernon Blackwood  1899
The Broken Girls”  Simone St. James  2018
Alison’s Ghosts”  Mary Alice & John Downie  1984
His Face All Red”  Emily Carroll  2010
The Jump Rope Rhyme”  Jo Walton  2017
Under The Dragon’s Tail”  Maureen Jennings  1998
The Beautiful Mystery”  Louise Penny  2012
Sleeping Giants”  Sylvain Neuvel  2016
Haunted Manitoba:  Ghost Stories From The Prairies”  Matthew Komus  2019
20) “The Plain Old Man”  Charlotte MacLeod  1985

Anne Of Windy Poplars”  Lucy Maud Montgomery  1936
Writers’ Ink:  The Red Deer & District Writers’ Club ~ Volume 3”  Murray F. Fuhrer (editor)  2002
Mystery Of The Secret Tunnel” (“Mystery In Newfoundland”)  Frances Shelley Wees  1965
The Guardian Circle”  Margaret Buffie  1989
Grandma And The Pirates”  Phoebe Gilman  1990
On A Personal Note”  Rita MacNeil  1998
A Question I Was Asked”  Emily Carroll  2011
The Indigo Survival Guide”  Olena M.A. Gill  2006
The Green Library”  Janice Kulyk Keefer  1996


~ Upcoming ~

Heart Of A Stranger”  Margaret Laurence  1984
The Root Cellar”  Janet Lunn  1981
Northwestern Ontario Journeys And Vistas”  Dale F. Burmaster  1994
This Marvellous Terrible Place:  Images Of Newfoundland And Labrador”  Yva Momatiuk & John Eastcott  1988
The Ghost Of Northumberland Strait”  Lori Knutson  2008
Fifty Stories And A Piece Of Advice”  David Arnason  1982
“Bone Dance”  Martha Brooks  1997
“Dance On The Earth:  A Memoir”  Margaret Laurence  1989
“My Mother’s Ghost”  Margaret Buffie  1992
“1967:  A Coming Of Age Story”  Richard W. Doornink  2019


“My Mother’s Ghost”  Margaret Buffie  1992
“False Light”  Caroline Llewellyn  1997
“Canadian Animals Are Smarter Than Jack”  Jenny Campbell  2004
“Weird Canadian Words:  How To Speak Canadian”  Edrick Thay  2004
“Bathroom Book Of Canadian Quotes:  Humorous, Witty, Ridiculous, & Inspiring”  Lisa Wojna  2005
“Journeys Into The Unknown:  Mysterious Canadian Encounters With The Paranormal”  Richard Palmisano  2006
“The Magyar Venus”  Lyn Hamilton  2004
“Reflections Of Eden: My Years With The Orangutans Of Borneo”  Biruté M.F. Galdikas  1995
“Great Canadian Short Stories”  Alec Lucas (editor)  1971
“Translations Aístreann”  Tammy Armstrong  2002
“Led Astray:  The Best Of Kelley Armstrong”  Kelley Armstrong  2015
“The Ghost Of Avalanche Mountain”  Julie Lawson  2000
“Lost In The Barrens”  Farley Mowat  1956
“The Recycled Citizen” Charlotte MacLeod  1987
“The Silver Ghost”   Charlotte MacLeod  1987
“The Gladstone Bag”  Charlotte MacLeod  1989
“Mistletoe Mysteries”  Charlotte MacLeod  1989
“An Owl Too Many”   Charlotte MacLeod  1991
“Solace For A Sinner”  Caroline Roe  2000
“Lady Oracle”  Margaret Atwood  1976

Here are Manitoba authors, or previous residents.
“Mozart: A Meditation On His Life And Mysterious Death”  Dr. Stefan A. Carter  2005
“Paddle To The Amazon”  Don Starkell  1990
“The Cashier”  Gabrielle Roy  1954
“The Hidden Mountain”  Gabrielle Roy  1961
“The Road Past Altamont”  Gabrielle Roy  1966
“Wildflower”  Gabrielle Roy  1970
“Garden In The Wind”  Gabrielle Roy  1975
“Children Of My Heart”  Gabrielle Roy 1977
“A Dry Spell”  Susie Moloney  1997
“The Darkest Road”  Guy Gavriel Kay  1986

“Settlers Of The Marsh”  Frederick Philip  1925
“The Lamp At Noon And Other Stories”  Sinclair Ross  1968
“The Mysterium”  Eric McCormack  1992
“The Dragon & The Dry Goods Princess”  David Arnason  1991
“If Pigs Could Fly”  David Arnason  1995


Carolyn’s Canadian Reading


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I cherish animals, plants, reading, music and free spirituality. I welcome you for articles, literary activities, and interaction! Surrounding ourselves with good people is a delight. I occasionally review at The Book Depository.
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