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Following on from this year’s incredible success of two of her books, I want to introduce you to my friend, Bren MacDibble, whose work is earning her rave reviews and awards. Starting with the usual first question: Why do you write? Probably for the same reason I read… and drink for that matter, it makes …

Following in the footsteps (and blogposts) of Kiersten over at, Once Upon A Spine, I’m doing The Lady Janies Book Tag created by Rebecca and Ellyn. The Rules • Thank the person who nominated you • Answer all the questions below • Pingback the creators: Rebecca and Ellyn • Nominate 5 or more blogger to …

DETAILS Title: THE CHALK PIT (DNF) Author: Elly Griffiths Publisher: Mariner ISBN: 9781328915351 Genre: Crime Fiction BACK COVER BLURB Far below Norwich is a maze of old mining tunnels. When Ruth Galloway is called to examine a set of human remains in one of them, she notices the bones are almost translucent, a sign they …

So this week’s topic for Top 5 Tuesday from Shanah at the Bionic Book Worm is: Bookish Maps or, books with maps in. Once again I will be sticking to talking about books I’ve personally read and loved that have included a map or maps. So here they are: No. 1 — Hogwarts School (J.K. …

DETAILS Title: THE LOCKSMITH’S DAUGHTER Author: Karen Brooks Publisher: William Morrow ISBN: 9780062686572 Genre: Historical Fiction BACK COVER BLURB Mallory Bright is the only daughter of London’s master locksmith. For her there is no lock too elaborate, no secret too well kept. Sir Francis Walsingham, spymaster and protector of Queen Elizabeth—the last of the Tudor …

Another book arrived yesterday, in the post, that I had forgotten I had ordered. The weird smelling Indigo/Chapters packaging was, itself, wrapped in a Post Canada clear plastic bag. Apparently there had been a mishap somewhere at a sorting office that had resulted in the package being damaged … I opened the plastic wrapper and …

It’s that time of week, again, and time for another First Impressions Friday. For those who are unfamiliar, FIF is a weekly meme created by J.W. Martin. The goal is to talk about a book you recently started reading. Share you impressions, predict what you think will happen, say whether you think you’ll enjoy it, etc. …

Following Norrie’s lead from—readingundertheblankie—because who wouldn’t, right? I’m doing the Three Things #Tag. Three Read Once and Loved Authors — Louise Penny, of course, I love her and the Three Pines series. — Laurie R. King, most definitely, I started with her Kate Martinelli series. — And in the last year, both Kathleen Kent and …

So I did it again. I bought more books after promising myself to take the time to read at least 2-3 more off the TBR. But no—that ain’t gonna happen any time soon. We were in Montreal this weekend, and, of course, couldn’t resist going to Chapters Indigo, my favourite stop in all of Montreal—I …

Anyone who knows me and knows me well, knows I love science fiction and was, up until a few years ago, a SF reading machine. That is, until I got jaded by the then up and coming authors writing books that weren’t just door jambs, but were a trilogy in one volume. I simply lost …