Reading

Mission Biblioteca: Meadows branch

Posted by on Apr 2, 2018 | 0 comments

The first stop on our tour of every library branch in Edmonton was the Meadows branch. And it was stunning. Brand new, the Meadows is located in the southeast side of the city in the new Meadows Community Recreation Centre. Though it seems a bit small (sorry—I compare every library to my childhood “home” of the St. Albert Public Library), the high ceilings and bright windows give it an airy feel. This would be a great place to study or to sit and read for a bit since it’s rather quiet mid-week and midday. Also, because it’s attached to the rec centre, this is your one-stop shop for mind/body rejuvenation. Hit a workout and then hit the books....

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Mission: Visita cada biblioteca

Posted by on Mar 22, 2018 | 0 comments

I’m on mat leave right now, caring for my little guy, and let me tell you—it’s hard to write. If I can get him down for a two-hour nap, I’m golden but the trouble is whether he naps for 15 minutes or two hours, I can’t see into the future to know HOW LONG he’ll nap for. The unpredictability is harsh, and I miss the old working days of knowing I’d at least have 45 minutes over my lunch hour. So because “writers write always,” I have to find other ways of keeping up my writing skills, and if I can’t actually write, then I have to try to read a lot. The other important thing too is I want my kid to appreciate books and...

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Recommended read: Zombie island in Russia?

Posted by on Feb 2, 2018 | 0 comments

Need a little story inspiration? Looking for a hot new travel destination? Look no further! Why not visit Vozrozhdeniya Island, a toxic desert wasteland that was once a biological warfare test site in the former Soviet Union? *May cause some monsterisms and/or...

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Yoo hoo! Summer sale!

Posted by on Jul 1, 2017 | 0 comments

Final Girl is free (for a good, short time) on Smashwords! And you can download Final Girl Part II for 50%! Get your summer read on, final girls and guys! (And why the hell not? Killer Celebrity Island is also free!)

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Back in time

Posted by on May 8, 2017 | 0 comments

During these rocky political times, I think about how people never have the vision to look at the world around them and consider how they could make a better place for everyone through simple actions (like, for starters, not voting for rich, hyper-conservative, out-of-touch goblin butts). Instead, we dream up scenarios of time travel and imagine rocketing back in time to kill Hitler. And when I think about that, I also remember a crazy, fantastic story (in five parts) that a friend of mine, “Joe Wet Cow,” wrote (and I that I hope he won’t mind me sharing here): Anonymous pamphlet found in bus shelter, part 1 of 5 Anonymous pamphlet found in bus...

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