There are a few things that really attract me to a novel - family secrets, close sisters, an idyllic summer setting, the 1940's, and love stories. As Close to Us as Breathing by Elizabeth Poliner ticks off every item on that list. Engaging and...Read More »
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In 1766, when New Brunswick was still part of Nova Scotia, a group of German families sailed from Pennsylvania and settled at Hall's Creek in what is now called Moncton. Some traveled with a company owned by Benjamin Franklin.
Growing up, I was a big reader (no surprise there) and a huge fan of Lemony Snicket's books
Until recently, dystopian fiction has never appealed to me, and I think I first decided to give something a try when my cousin told me to read
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Spring is here and I am feeling motivated to take on some home improvement projects. Painting is a great way to update your home or apartment on a budget. Having just moved, there are a number of rooms that I would love to freshen up with some...
"The annual for superior achievement in horror literature. Named in honor of the author of the seminal horror novel Dracula, the Stokers are presented for superior writing in eight categories including traditional fiction of various lengths,...Read More »
Every so often the call goes out to non-Indigenous Canadians to do our part to preserve the languages of First Nations' peoples. Former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson made such an appeal in a Globe and Mail
The 2015 Agatha Award finalists have been announced. The Agathas recognize mysteries that best exemplify the work of Agatha Christie. Amongst the nominees you will find mysteries of the "cozy" variety, which steer clear of explicit sex, language...Read More »