Month: June 2022

Janine Hannis

BOOK BASH! CHAMPION Janine Hannis Janine Hannis credits reading as keeping her sane during the crazy times,  and currently runs the Greater Victoria Alliance for Literacy and is Board Chair for the Victoria Literacy Connection. Favourite Book: mpossible to choose! A huge fan of Canadian lit, so have read everything by Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro, …

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Melanie Ihmels

BOOK BASH! CHAMPION Pastor Melanie Ihmels I am a Mom, Wife, and Minister who has read voraciously for 50 of her 51 years! Favourite Book: Only one? That is impossible! I have a number of favorites: The Blue Castle by LM Montgomery, The Pern Series, by Anne McCaffery, The Valdemar Series by Mercedes Lackey, anything …

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Emma Shelford

BOOK BASH! CHAMPION Emma Shelford Emma Shelford feels that life is only complete with healthy doses of magic, history, and science. Since these aren’t often found in the same place, she created her own worlds where they happily coexist. If you catch her in person, she will eagerly discuss Lord of the Rings ad nauseam, …

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Jack Knox

BOOK BASH! CHAMPION Jack Knox I’m staggering to the end of a 45-year career in journalism. My fourth book, based on my column in the Victoria Times Colonist, will be published in October. Favourite Book: At the moment, my favourite book is Madeleine Thien’s novel Do Not Say We Have Nothing. After staying up to 3 a.m. …

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Teale Phelps Bondaroff

BOOK BASH! CHAMPION Teale Phelps Bondaroff Dr. Teale Phelps Bondaroff is a researcher and community organizer who lives in Saanich. As a volunteer member of the board of the Greater Victoria Placemaking Network, Teale heads up the Pocket Places Project, which helps promote, map, stock, and build little free libraries around the CRD. To date, he …

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Kathryn Marlow

BOOK BASH! CHAMPION Kathryn Marlow I was the kind of kid whose favourite thing about the last day of school was that it was also the day we went to our local library to sign up for the summer reading club. As a teenager, my first formal job was shelving books at that same library. …

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