A ‘Stranger’ At the Library

When a book gets adapted, I look the title up at the Winnipeg Public Library site to see if it's available or its current status. If the book title involves Richard Armitage, double or triple that curiosity. I took a peek at Heads You Win by Jeffrey Archer, a sliding-doors-esque novel with 37 copies and …

Book Talk: Wanderers By Chuck Wendig

Around page 534 of Wanderers, I made a rare status update while updating my Goodreads books. Holy Crap this book, I wrote making me begin another novel, something fun to overlap it and be the next read.  I continued reading the book, and when I turned the last page, I felt something rarely felt after …

It’s Time to Read: All Systems Red — Readers’ Salon (Repost)

Dear Readers, would you believe I’m worried? I’m worried about whether or not I can sell you all on a sci-fi novella in which the main protagonist is called Murderbot. Oh, and did I mention the cover looks straight out of the video game Halo? Not that I’m against sci-fi, novella’s, or things named Murderbot …

(Audio)Book Talk: Joy Ellis’ Intrigue on the Fens

I came for Richard Armitage's performance reading Joy Ellis' Their Lost Daughters. Mysteries are not normally my thing compared to other people. Winnipeg has a bookstore called Whodunit, richly deserving of its recent expansion, for anyone's mystery needs. McNally Robinson has a pretty good section, and readers love their UK writers. I remember during my …

Book Talk: People I Want to Punch In The Throat by Jen Mann

Jen Mann represents one of many bloggers, like Jen Lawson, turning their blog into a book, in this case, a no-holds-barred look at parenting in the suburbs.  Her book also represents why I love libraries so much. In a bookstore, I never touch the parenting section unless a book shows up a gift list, this …

The Library TBR or When Time Outstrips Intent

I had 12 books out of the library at one time.  I had a plan, usually involving renewals, with three renewals the going limit until I finally read the book. This time, I decided to return the ten books I had out, including two that reached their limit but finally began reading.  Both books, Blackout …

Soggy Books, New Books, TBRs, and Books in Progress

Last week I posed a picture of my damp copy of Health at Every Size. How bad did it look after drying off? I went online to order a replacement copy, and a couple of more items. One particular book titled Cinnamon and Gunpowder shapes up as my next read. It tells the story of a …