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Calgary Public Library

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

Books And Literature

Author uses real-life 'animal heroes' to make Vimy Ridge battle appealing to young readers

Innocent Heroes

By Sigmund Brouwer

Tundra Books

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


Why You Should Become a Reader and How to Start

Why you should become a reader:

Picture waking up on a Sunday morning, drinking your coffee, and basking in the first morning rays of sun that are beaming through your window while you are immersed in your favorite book. 969 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


Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

This month’s book club pick was Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier.  This was the third book of hers that I had read and I was very pleased with it. 148 more words

Books And Literature

Review: The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton

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


Pilgrim's Progressivism

The leaks are real. The news is fake. The sky
is blue. Love always lasts. The dead return
to life at night. The fire will not burn… 85 more words