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The Book Thief

Title – The Book Thief

Author – Markus Zusak

Genre – Fiction, WW2

Rating – 5/5

Death, the narrator, is beautiful. He picks up the souls of the dead so gently, so delicately. 172 more words


October Online ebook club Wrap-up - Tommy's War

In the spirit of keeping it real (our reader’s season theme), our October online ebook club selection was Tommy’s War by Richard van Emden. This book tells the stories of the front-line soldiers in World War I via images, journal entries and letters. 341 more words


VIOLENCE: "Religion is not the problem." Karen Armstrong (Nov. 17 in Vancouver)

I remember interviewing the gifted Canadian author Mordecai Richler in the 1990s..

The Jewish atheist said religion has been primarily a force for destruction. “Through the ages, it’s probable that more deadly sins have been committed in the exalted names of Jehovah, Christ and Allah than were ever perpetrated in the name of pride, covetousness, lust, anger, envy and sloth,” Richler says in my book, … 474 more words


My Poem- The Great We Can Do

Everyday wars are occurring

We’re still ignoring

Not doing anything at all

Why do we think this okay?


Victims are crying

Heros are dying

Each and everyday… 348 more words


Our Superpower

Here’s how it went:

Clara: How would they explain this tomorrow?

Doctor: You’ll all forget it ever happened.

Clara: We are not going to forget an overnight forrest.  147 more words

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