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  • Heroes

    Heroes

    Jed Baker strode across the landing strip with his usual measured pace. His co-pilot Chas Blair was already checking the fuel and instruments. ‘There’s only a small window in the weather Skipper’ said Chas. ‘So are we ready for take off? Don Carlos is a fool if he thinks Felicity Fairdew’s family are going to […]

  • The Great Debate ~ Books vs Movies

    The Great Debate ~ Books vs Movies

    A debate between Riley and Omar Al-Masry on books and movies. The debate over which are better movies or books has been going on for years. Here’s some more interesting points. Omar: Books are better than movies. A false statement used to conclude a meaningless debate. Have you ever felt that a movie was better than the book […]

  • From My Bookshelf: David Adams Richards

    From My Bookshelf: David Adams Richards

    By Lynn Willoughby Principles to Live By ~ David Adams Richards I have read several other works of fiction by this Canadian author. I find them intellectually stimulating, beautifully written, with parts that make me laugh out loud and parts that send me running to Google. They often make me ashamed of Canada’s past. This […]

  • The Choices of Ignorance ~ Part 2 of 2

    The Choices of Ignorance ~ Part 2 of 2

    Continued from Part 1: “We always have choices, we have always *had* choices, but we don’t always remember that we had them. It is convenient to forget we had choices.” X: That doesn’t actually respond to my point though…. 🙂 The YM: Which point? Sister: > Like I said, I “chose” in ignorance and innocence. […]

  • SCI-FI/FANTASY: Dirt (Book 1, Series 1) by C.C.Hogan

    SCI-FI/FANTASY: Dirt (Book 1, Series 1) by C.C.Hogan

    Dirt! ​What sort of name is that for a book? Well, in this case it actually is a very good name – there seems to be quite a lot of dirt in the story, right from the very first page. In actual fact Dirt is just the first of many books based around the characters […]

  • The Choices of Ignorance ~ Part 1 of 2

    The Choices of Ignorance ~ Part 1 of 2

    X: Dreamed of telling Y I actually did want some of my mother’s stuff – one of the torcheries. Then I offered her some tiny souvenirs I got in China TYM: Lol!! In the abstract that there is something of hers that is valuable /desirable/wanted – haha, but not worth that much. X: Oh! Later […]

  • 10 Essential Skills for Every Writer [INFOGRAPHIC]

    10 Essential Skills for Every Writer [INFOGRAPHIC]

    So, you think you just wrote an excellent book. You used a proper structure, selected the right words, and made a really great happy end. You think you chose a suitable writing style that invites to keep reading right from the first chapter. You nailed the first draft that does not require a lot of […]

  • From My Bookshelf: Michael Crummey

    From My Bookshelf: Michael Crummey

    By Lynn Willoughby The Wreckage ~ Michael Crummey In 1929 a tsunami struck Newfoundland and instantly wiped out several outport communities. Aloysius Fuery’s parents are gone and his life is forever changed. However, the novel actually opens during WWII in the South Pacific, seen through the eyes of Nishino, a Japanese soldier. So we have […]

  • A Wife For Life

    A Wife For Life

    The mist still hung over the bracken, the Thames meandered peacefully by. A pair or antlers rose above the bracken, tilting back as a black nose sniffed the air. The morning stillness was broken by the thunder of hooves and the cries of young men. Harry led the way on his strong grey stallion, his […]

  • HISTORY: Kinmel Revisited – Robert James Bridge

    HISTORY: Kinmel Revisited – Robert James Bridge

    The author moves into a house in Abergele and finds documents in his loft. They are the writings of Captain George Sawley about the events at Kinmel camp in 1919 where several thousand Canadian soldiers were waiting to go home. Ships to their homeland had been cancelled and the war weary soldiers felt resentful at […]

  • Bones On The Beach  – Short Story

    Bones On The Beach – Short Story

    Bones On The Beach The gentle waves seemed at odds with the macabre bones they washed over. The skull grinning up from the disassembled pile was the only indication that these were human remains. I was shocked and excited in equal measure. As a new reporter on the local paper for a forgotten stretch of […]

  • From My Bookshelf: Sarah Pelekanan

    From My Bookshelf: Sarah Pelekanan

    By Lynn Willoughby [break] Things You Won’t Say ~ Sarah Pelekanan [break] The perfect husband, the ideal family – Jamie thinks her life is wonderful.  But her husband, Mike, is a cop and when his longtime partner is shot, Mike becomes an invisible casualty. Then things get worse. [break] When we depend upon others for […]