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Oilsands poet launches Fort McMurray fire book to aid library

Putting the Fort McMurray wildfire’s trauma into words is helping turn the page on it, says the man behind a book of poetry inspired by the disaster. 441 more words

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Saskatoon author takes readers on a historical voyage in Nova Scotia and beyond


By Terry Jordan, Coteau Books, $21.95

There probably comes a point in most people’s lives when they wonder if they’ll have what it takes to face disaster or mortal threat straight on and not shy away in any form of cowardice. 799 more words


Slow and steady wins the day (twice) for poet Kelly Norah Drukker

A word to all you multiple literary award nominees out there: be ready when the time comes.

Kelly Norah Drukker can testify from fresh experience. At the recent QWF Literary Awards, when most thoughts in the room seemed inclined toward the just-departed Leonard Cohen — and maybe, in a very different way, the newly elected Donald Trump — the Montreal poet effectively stole the show by walking off with the Concordia University First Book Prize and the A.M. 1,135 more words


Read My Book featuring Rescued, by Janice Howden

Rescued tells the story of Hawkeye, the Tibetan Terrier who was raised in a place where dogs are bred and sold for profit. He and his brother Freddie are forced to leave the “puppy mill” and head out into a large, unknown world. 381 more words


Did I ever tell you about the time…

I am currently reading The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini, translated by John Addington Symonds.

Cellini was a 16th century artist of some note, and- to hear him tell it- one of the most remarkable men who ever lived.  72 more words

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Netflix Introduces Downloading For Those Times You Want To Binge But Just Can't Stream

Anyone who’s ever watched streaming content on a mobile device then lost that precious Wi-Fi connection has faced the dilemma of continuing to watch — and racking up potentially huge data charges — or waiting until Wi-Fi can be regained. 162 more words


A Guide on Studying

Hello all! Sorry for leaving bookstagram for so long, i’ve been caught up with school and family business and the blog totally slipped my mind. Anyway, since i’ve spent 90% of my time studying for the past month, I thought i’d set up a little guide for my favourite nerds. 624 more words

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