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As You Were by Gerry Fostaty

This documentary 2011 Goose Lane publication subtitled The Tragedy at Valcartier is a compelling story which you will wish had not happened. It is nonetheless a story which needs to be read and registered by as many readers as possible, young and old and all those in between.

There is a summary of the organization […]

Natural Order by Brian Francis

“The buzzers keep me awake at night. That’s one thing that hasn’t gone – my hearing. Most everything else has faded. My taste. Vision. Even my voice, which comes out sounding like a scratch in the air.”

“My name is on the wall outside my room next to a straw hat with a yellow ribbon […]

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

“They said I must die. They said that I stole the breath from men, and now they must steal mine. …Sometimes I think I see it again, the arm, burning in the dark. Sometimes I can feel the ache of winter in my lungs, and I think I see the flames mirrored in the ocean, […]

Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin

I was looking for a book with a dragon in it and I was already reading the third volume in George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series. I was really looking for a young adult story but I found The Ice Dragon listed in the library catalogue and because it was written by George […]

Five Graphic Novels

In the dull days of February and March I have read five graphic novels: among the five were one standalone (Encyclopedia of Early Earth), one consisting of a series collected into one edition (Amy Unbounded) and the first three in the series Locke & Key. All provided very different reading experiences.

The Encyclopedia of Early […]