On my adventure last week I mentioned that I stopped into the Calgary Public Library. I haven’t done a library post in a very long time so I’m glad to be able to do one now. 147 more words
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By Sigmund Brouwer
Sometimes good writing isn’t just about the writing; it’s about how you sell the package.
Like a clever parent who finds a way to get their child to eat his or her vegetables, successful Red Deer author Sigmund Brouwer knows a thing or two about making what might seem to be less popular or obscure subject matter —in this case, the role of Canada’s soldiersthe First World War —more palatable and palpable for young readers. 1,032 more words
Son tells the rest of Helen Forrester's remarkable life story, which took her from childhood poverty to literary success
Helen Forrester found some success in Canada, but true fame in Great Britain.
Her four autobiographies — Twopence to Cross the Mersey, Liverpool Miss, By the Waters of Liverpool and Lime Street at Two — sold millions of copies, inspired a musical, and according to her… 634 more words
The Andromeda Strain is a scientific thriller that is rooted in science while positing a terrifying “what if” scenario. First published in 1969, the book includes some scientific breakthroughs that we have not yet achieved, as well as some dated technology – the paper jam problem, the lack of mobile phones, for example. 147 more words