Shadowing the Best of CanLit

Featuring the Shadow Giller

We would like to introduce the Shadow Giller Jury for the 2021 Giller Award season.

The 2021 Shadow Giller Jury is comprised of Penny from Literary Hoarders, Lindy from Lindy Reads and Reviews and announcing our new addition, John from The Book Mine Set.

Naomi (Consumed by Ink) is taking a sabbatical year this year! She may pop in, perhaps more on our social media pages and we do look forward to her return next year.


Literary Hoarders

Hello there! I am one-half of the Literary Hoarders, something I’ve been a part of for over 10 years.

Reading consumes my life, and has for a very long time. You would most often find me at the library (where as a kid the librarians were a little skeptical that I would truly read all the books I borrowed) or in my reading chair – a dedicated reading chair is something I’ve had since I was a young girl aged 10.

CanLit obviously has a special place in my reading life and I’m thrilled to be a member of the jury for the Shadow Giller.

When I’m not reading I’m working at my city’s university and I’m very #WindsorProud


Lindy Reads and Reviews

Readers’ services—and staff training on that art—was my passion during my 27 years at Edmonton Public Library. Now that I’ve retired, my reading pace has remained constant: about one book every day or two. I read to enlarge my sense of our world and to take delight in language. Audiobooks and comics format further engage my senses. My tastes are eclectic, but I gravitate towards Canadian and minority voices, particularly when these are written by women. 

Nature, gardening, textile arts, photography and vegetarian cooking help to satisfy my curiosity and creativity when I put down my books.

Find me here: Lindy Reads and Reviews



The Book Mine Set

A book blogger since 2006, these days I’m more active on Twitter than anywhere else, but my love of books hasn’t waned any. In fact, it led to a career change about 6 years ago, jumping from a teaching career into librarianship.

I’ve traveled all over Canada, and have lived in Newfoundland, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories. Likewise, my reading tastes are all over the map. Perhaps not surprisingly, I gravitate mostly towards Canadian books which makes me super excited to a member of the Shadow Giller jury.

Find me here: The Book Mine Set


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