Three Books To Help You Build A Better Life In The New Year

Today is the first day of the last month of the year.  Christmas is nearly upon us and New Year's is following close on its heels.  It's a busy month and often an emotional one.  We're getting ready to take a much needed break, preparing to spend time with our families, and as we set... Continue Reading →

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2017’s Award Winning Books: The First Half

The literature prizes of the second half of the year are about to start announcing winners.  Before we get into those, here's a recap of some of the big winners from the first six months of 2017. La Rose by Louise Erdrich 2017 NBCC Prize Winner "North Dakota, late summer, 1999. Landreaux Iron stalks a... Continue Reading →

6 Books for Aspiring Copyeditors

Having a working knowledge of copyediting can't hurt; it can only make you a better writer.  With that in mind, this book list is for aspiring copyeditors, freelance or otherwise, but it is also for anyone in the world of words from publishers, editors, and proofreaders, to writers, authors, and bloggers.  It's for anyone who... Continue Reading →

Terry Pratchett & the Discworld Series

Yesterday we received the sad news of Terry Pratchett's passing.  Pratchett is a beloved fantasy writer best known for his Discworld series.  He has been honoured with an OBE and many literary awards for his work.  His books have sold upward of 85 million copies and have been translated into 37 languages.  His popularity is... Continue Reading →

A Guide to Reading Wilbur Smith’s Series

Wilbur Smith is a best-selling author with four series of wonderful novels.  He was born in Kabwe, Zambia in 1933 and went to university in South Africa.  His novels span centuries and follow different people and families on the African continent.  He has also written a number of stand alone novels so don't miss out... Continue Reading →

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