In the Cage by Kevin Hardcastle

In the Cage is pretty much the opposite of the last book I wrote about. Far from "heartwarming", it's rough, gritty (yes, "gritty"), and sad. This is not a criticism - many of you know I like dark, heavy books. However, I wouldn't normally be drawn to books about fighting or fighters, but I have … Continue reading In the Cage by Kevin Hardcastle

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The Blue Castle Readalong: #ReadingValancy

Back in May, Sarah Emsley extended an invitation to read and discuss The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery in November. May was a while ago, but November is coming up fast, so this is a friendly reminder. Please join us by commenting, talking about the novel on Twitter (hashtag #ReadingValancy), and/or by writing a blog … Continue reading The Blue Castle Readalong: #ReadingValancy

Library Finds: ‘Nine Bells for a Man’ and ‘Victory Meat’

Nine Bells for a Man by Peter Unwin (2000) All along I thought I would read one of my Jane Urqhart books for the letter 'U' in my A-Z CanLit Project. But no, I couldn't be sensible - I had to ignore the five Urquhart novels I have on my shelf and search the library for … Continue reading Library Finds: ‘Nine Bells for a Man’ and ‘Victory Meat’

Blog Tour: The Road To Atlantis by Leo Brent Robillard

The unimaginable happens in this book. I knew it was going to happen, yet I still wanted to read it. How would the author handle it? Would it feel right? Would everything be conveniently fixed, or would it be depressing as hell? Everything starts out okay. David and Anne are on vacation with their two … Continue reading Blog Tour: The Road To Atlantis by Leo Brent Robillard