Wednesday, September 2, 2015

G623 No Poverty Between the Sheets a Memoir

Title of the book: No Poverty Between the Sheets a Memoir

Author: Pauline Kiely

Publisher: A passionate pen

Publishing Date: 2012

ISBN: 978-1-927396-00-1


"If you were so poor why did you have ten children?" "To be certain, there was no poverty between the sheets!" This book flows like a river, spanning four generations. It shares characters, voices, & hilarious stories of a large half Irish and half French Canadian family. It is full of gems. A horse theme and song lyrics are nicely woven throughout. It is straight from the hip aimed at the heart.

Author Info:
(From iRead Book Tours)

Buy the book:   Amazon
Pauline Kiely author pic
Meet the Author:

Pauline Kiely has been an avid student of Creative Writing her entire life. This author has consistently taken various courses and workshops offered at University of Toronto and Trent Universities. A year long memoir course with Susan Reynolds brought out this witty honest voice that shoots straight from the hip aiming for the heart.  

Connect with the author:   Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook
Personal Opinion:

Okay, there are things I liked about the book, and there are things that I wasn't very fond of. What I enjoyed about the book is learning about the author's family, and how much attention she pays to her Irish father. Considering the modern day culture that I grew up in where distant relatives aren't connected to one another and rarely help, at least in my family, it was an eye opening experience of how close and well established the relationships between various family members are. I also enjoyed learning about life in Canada, in Qubec in particular and learning about how the culture functioned. What I didn't enjoy about the book is that the story seemed to lack a single narrative or focus. One minute the author is discussing something that I think would be important to the story, then the next minute she is talking about something that doesn't seem relevant. Also, while including a lot of focus on the closeness of the family members and neighbors, the author neglected to detail how these experiences shaped her personality for better or worse. I feel that I barely got to know the author throughout the book. I think if you're interested in Canadian life or culture, or else are seeking nostalgia of how things are better, or are part of the author's family, then the story will be enjoyable. If you're looking for a single narrative story, or are hoping to see a character grow up, then its not the right book or story.

This is for iRead Book Tours

Tour Schedule:

Aug 10 - Library of Clean Reads - review / giveaway
Aug 11 - Life as Leels - book spotlight / giveaway
Aug 12 - I'd Rather Be at the Beach - review / giveaway
Aug 13 - 100 Pages a Day - review / giveaway
Aug 14 - Book and Ink - review / author interview / giveaway
Aug 17 - - review / giveaway
Aug 18 - Just One More Chapter - review / giveaway
Aug 19 - The World As I See It - review / giveaway
Aug 20 - One Frugal Girl - review / giveaway  
Aug 21 - Deal Sharing Aunt - review / giveaway
Aug 24 - Svetlana's Reads and Views - review
Aug 25 - 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Aug 26 - Cheryl's Book Nook - book spotlight / giveaway
Aug 27 -prettypandareads - review 
Aug 31 - Laura Fabiani - Top 500 Reviewer - review\

3 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)

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