Open those ears wide this summer.
Never forget "The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole."
This list goes beyond Robert Munsch and Lucy Maud Montgomery.
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Barring a few twists, turns and name changes, Either Side of 55 is a reflection of a period of the author's life, and offers insight into the lives of the men who blazed survey lines and staked and jumped claims on both sides of the 55th Parallel in the quest for mineral riches for themselves and their employers.
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Not only should we be proud of our vast land of great lakes, natural beauty and hearty foods, but we should also appreciate our piles and piles of books. Amazon Canada and 49th Shelf (the site's po...
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Canadian authors refuse to fit into any one category, despite how much we may try to pin them down. Sure, we can now lay claim to a Nobel Prize in Literature, and know that we're beloved across the wo...
In February, 2012, as I worked to complete my book, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was thrust into a world of MRIs, visits to the cancer clinic, operations, radiation. I was afraid. Yet, to my surprise, I found myself writing in a more focused way than ever before, with more efficiency and less drama. Even on bad days, I headed to my desk. By disappearing into writing, I had a refuge, and to my surprise the stories I had been having trouble finishing finished themselves. The cancer may have nailed me, but I really felt, as I sat writing under that apple tree, that I was nailing it back.
I have done it in a plane. On a train. There was that time amongst Cuba's sugar cane. Always too often in the rain, and even yes, once in Spain (well a Spanish restaurant). I have never organised or a...
So I received a proposition this week from a man I met online. I'm still trying to decide if it's indecent. Is it different? Yes. Freaky? Borderline. Am I considering it? Hmmmm...kind of. This large, manly, uber sexy hunk has an unusual desire: He wants to be my domestic. That's right. Domestic. As in as in down on his hands and knees, cleaning my toilets and floors and whatever else I want him to do.