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Coffee in the Afternoon: a Short Story

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© 2015 Christopher Chinchilla. All rights reserved.

“Coffee in the Afternoon” first published in Fabula Argentea Magazine, October 2014

The blonde woman in the far corner of the café was not the reason he was here, but he wished she were. 4,397 more words


The New Normal (2013)

  • The setting of this book is Calgary, Alberta–where I grew up. This pulled me deeper to the story because I found it exciting to read about places that I recognize like Kensington and the Calgary Tower.
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the ENEMY: a book about peace (2009)

  • I picked this book from the library shelf because I like to see how different children’s authors express sensitive topics like war.
  • Upon looking at the first pages of this book I am immediately in love with the drawings (real pictures of torn paper holes with drawings of tiny soldiers with their little weapons are sticking out)!
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A Review Of : The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle By Haruki Murakami

I used to think Murakami was kind of over-hyped. I read Kafka On The Shore 7 or 8 years ago and enjoyed it, but that was it (although recently I’ve been thinking about giving it a re-read.) So I didn’t have very big expectations for The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. 648 more words

Contemporary Literature

Ground Zero, Nagasaki

Title: Ground Zero, Nagasaki
Japanese Title: 爆心 (Bakushin)
Author: Seirai Yūichi (青来 有一)
Translator: Paul Warham
Publication Year: 2014 (America); 2006 (Japan)
Publisher: Columbia University Press… 1,387 more words

Contemporary Literature

Dear Old Friends - #JNGReads …and Reads…and Reads

Well, I hope you’re all following me over on Twitter because things are really starting to get exciting!

Oh, how things can change so quickly! Last week, I was at a total loss for what quote to feature for my #JNGReads/#JNGListens post, but today, I’m struggling to pick just one quote from my weekly catalogue to highlight. 908 more words