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Getting Caught into Watching Television | Review of "Caught" by Lisa Moore (2013) House of Anansi

There is something engaging when we read a book and then watch a movie or a television show based on that book. Many of us readers do enjoy comparing and contrasting the plot lines from the two medium. 882 more words

Heart Residence

The collected poems of Dennis Lee comes to about an inch and half thick, bound together in a volume called Heart Residence.

I tend to prefer my poetry books slim and able to hold in one hand, plus this one was due back at the library, so I only read the poems marked 1996, 2017 and a smattering of others. 267 more words

2017 Vancouver Writers Fest

The Old World and Other Stories

Conceptually, I’m pretty on the fence about The Old World and Other Stories.

Author Cary Fagan has produced a book of 35 short stories that are based on old, found photographs. 246 more words

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This Accident of Being Lost

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson’s writing is angry. It’s also funny, self-effacing, relatable, sassy, vulnerable and provoking.

In This Accident of Being Lost, the Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg writer uses songs, stories and essays to poke at the world, Canada, colonialism and whatever else Simpson puts her eye on. 308 more words

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Book Review – Arrival: The Story of CanLit

In 2018, we take it for granted that Canada has an abundance of authors with international reputations. But sixty years ago – not that long ago, really – there was no such thing as CanLit. 772 more words

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Mystery Monday | The Imam of Tawi-Tawi (Ava Lee #10) by Ian Hamilton

Mystery Mondays is an occasional review feature here on Words of Mystery that showcases books in the mystery (and on occasion thriller) genre that we are currently reading and our thoughts on them.

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Minds of Winter

I think—I think I might be a little tired of reading about the Northwest Passage and Arctic exploration.

Ed O’Loughlin’s novel, Minds of Winter, looks amazing. 466 more words

2017 Vancouver Writers Fest