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Sumer is Acomin’ In

Back in May, I attended A Dark Night of Canadian Fantasy, a reading put on by five talented local authors, where I met Nicole Chardenet. Nicole is a transplant from the United States, but I’d say she fits in pretty … Continue reading

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Fantasy Noir: Samuel Spade meets Gandalf the Grey

The premise of the book is that magic is real, wizards walk amongst us, and the general public is increasingly aware of the mystical aspects of the universe. Our protagonist, Harry Dresden, is a struggling private investigator who uses his otherworldly powers to help the Chicago police department investigate crimes with unnatural features. His life gets mighty complicated when a particularly grisly and bizarre double murder puts him squarely in the crosshairs of a calculating mafia don, a vengeful vampiress, and a deranged wizard. Continue reading

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Lifestyles of the (Not So) Rich and Famous

I don’t often read memoirs for fun; in fact, I can’t think of any that I have read for which I didn’t earn some kind of academic credit. But I recently read Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson … Continue reading

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