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Terrific Canadian Graphic Literature

I started a post on graphic novels and found that I had selected all Canadian books, and they’re great. So here are my top graphic picks (3 of 5 are non-ficiton), none of which could be confused with comic books. 353 more words

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Mystery Monday | The Princeling of Nanjing (Ava Lee #8) 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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The ninth instalment in the ever popular Ava Lee detective series, picks right up where readers were left off in The King of Shanghai. Back in Shanghai again after her introduction to the Triad Societies and the gang warfare that ensued, Ava is trying to maintain a lower profile. 233 more words

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For six years, Quebecois pop sensation Marilou struggled with a crippling eating disorder that began to take a detrimental toll on her health, her career and her relationships.   355 more words

Book Of The Week

It's September 2015. Get Your TBR List Ready!

Summer is over and my TBR lists are getting shorter. Not my personal TBR list, but the new releases list that I feature here every month on the blog. 572 more words

Get Your TBR List Ready!

Enlightenment without Words | Review of "Sidewalk Flowers" by JonArno Lawson and Sydney Smith (2015) Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press

It is difficult to imagine a poet bringing a story to life without words. And it hard for us adults to imagine being moved by such a story in a book form. 364 more words

Cursed by Living in 'Interesting' Times | Review of "Under the Hawthorn Tree" by Ai Mi/Translated by Anna Holmwood (2013) House of Anansi

The expression “May you be cursed by living in interesting times” has been attributed to the Chinese. No doubt by their history, they have had their share of interesting times. 742 more words