Tuesday, October 25, 2022

The Annual Canadian Reading Challenge - Month 2!

Today I finished reading Skeletons in the Attic by Canadian author Judy Penz Sheluk. She lives in northern Ontario and this book is one of her series, "A Marketville Mystery". Her website is:  https://www.judypenzsheluk.com/

A good read! wth a hard-to-guess ending.  Family secrets left to fester, with more than one skeleton hidden in the attic. Only Callie is left to figure out the mysteries and try to solve the disappearance of her mother so many years ago. I intend to read more from this author. 

Still time for you to join the 2022-2023 Canadian Reading Challenge. Details here: https://blogspot.com/2022/09/the-16th-annual-canadian-reading.html




Friday, October 07, 2022

Fall 2022 - What's Happening in Canadian and further away Genealogy events?

Still Zooming - and happy still to be talking with genealogists around the world. 

Thngs are looking up locally - hoping to see one or two more 'real person' events coming soon. In the meantime, 

BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS!

ROOTSTECH 2023 REGISTRATION IS OPEN!   2nd to 4th, March 2023 - Choose either to attend in person in Salt Lake City, Utah, or online. Here's the link: https://www.familysearch.org/rootstech/event/rt2023 


GREAT 2023 NEWS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, TOO! 

ABBOTSFORD FAMILY HISTORY DAY!  - all day, Saturday, 15th April, 2023. More details soon.

Vancouver, BC - 2023 UNITED EMPIRE LOYALISTS' ASSN. OF CANADA DOMINION CONFERENCE - “Where the Sea Meets the Sky”, in person and virtual - 1-4 June, 2023. Details here: https://uelac.ca/conference-2023 

Do let me know about any BC or Canadian events coming up.






Wednesday, September 07, 2022

The 16th Annual Canadian Reading Challenge !

 Are you a reader?  Do you read Canadian books and authors? Did you know there's an

Annual Canadian Reading Challenge !


Neither did I till now. But you can sign up anytime, so I just did. 

Go to Canadian Bookworm's website to learn all about the Challenge & sign up!

The main idea is to  "read and review 13 or more Canadian books in a one year span: Canada Day to Canada Day eve".

Usually I do short reviews on Amazon so that's likely where my reviews will be. As it happens I just reviewed a Canadian mystery by a British Columbia author set in Vancouver, British Columbia, The Hanging at the Hollow Tree by Sarah M Stephen, the second book in her 'Journal Through Time Mysteries'. Here is her website if you'd like to know more about her.

I certainly did like the book which ticked a # of my boxes - old Vancouver, an archivist, a deadly mystery - so yesterday I bought her first one which I'll review later. I have quite a few Canadian books sitting in my To-Be-Read piles (physical and digital).

Nowadays, I am keeping track of my book reading at The StoryGraph. I'm very happy there! 

I saw on the Sidekick newsletter that there is a new app - Bookworm.  Looks very cute. What do you like to keep track of your reading? paper & pen, a phone app, typewriter, Goodreads, LibraryThing, The StoryGraph, Bookworm... 
 



"Young lady in [hollow] tree", Stanley Park, 1897, Vancouver, BC, Canada. City of Vancouver Archives: AM1576-S6-12-F47-: 2011-010.1794 - colour transparency of original photograph. Slide 46. Public Domain.