Can-Lir · Canada · Funny/quirky

I Am A Truck: Wonderful in a quirky way

Book Review: I Am A Truck by Michelle Winters is a delightful and quirky short novel that brought a smile to my face the entire read. Thanks go to my language teachers and my jaunts to Charlevoix and Bas-Saint-Laurent for helping with the occasional phrase slung in that rural French-Canadian staccato and happy memories of …… Continue reading I Am A Truck: Wonderful in a quirky way

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A Man Called Ove reveals humanity and love in those you’d least expect

Anyone who’s lived in a condominium or in coop housing will recognize Ove as the overbearing, narrow-minded grouch who makes everyone else’s life a misery through his ultra rigid enforcement of “the rules.” Author Fredrik Backman, however, slowly paints a more complex portrait of Ove by interspersing his back story as a child and young…… Continue reading A Man Called Ove reveals humanity and love in those you’d least expect

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Plastic pollution: Not the Pepsi generation we imagined

A couple of stories caught my eye about the tsunami of #plastic_pollution that’s accumulated in the world’s oceans and poses a serious threat to aquatic life. A lobster became an unplanned member of the #PepsiGeneration after it was caught off New Brunswick and Karissa Lindstrand, in charge of banding the claws, noticed an unusual tat on…… Continue reading Plastic pollution: Not the Pepsi generation we imagined

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Late Bite

Originally posted on jbronderbookreviews:
Late Bite: Vampire On Trial The Toronto Vampire Chronicles, Book 1 By John Matsui Genre: Dark Fantasy, Horror, Action Thriller Police capture Dragul Mangorian in Toronto’s sewers on a series of blood-sucking assaults. Media worldwide and local citizens and politicians buzz with news the perp is ‘a real vampire.’ ​ Mangorian’s…

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Watch for virtual blog tour of Late Bite

I’m excited about my first virtual blog tour that is running from Nov. 1- 7, hosted by Sage Blog Tours. The featured work is my first novel, Late Bite. Take a look: https://www.sagesblogtours.com/late-bite.html Here’s a copy of the banner: Here are the scheduled tour stops for features and reviews of LATE BITE on the following…… Continue reading Watch for virtual blog tour of Late Bite

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Oh Crap! Now YA, steam punk, time travel thriller?

A few weeks back, I was sitting at a keyboard trying to push some words into a new chapter for my third book in the Toronto Vampire Chronicles (Book 2 – Lycanthrope Rising released Oct. 1, 2017) and a prequel and sequel to Gravity Games for my Nathan Sherlock Foodie Thriller series. Nothing happened. Whether…… Continue reading Oh Crap! Now YA, steam punk, time travel thriller?

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Photo art, choose silent beauty over noise

An Artscope post by Oliver reminded again me how much I’ve fallen away from appreciating the magnificence of photography. In the following photo link, Diana Klute captures a paddleboarder off the Cape Verde Islands as nature sends the sea and spray to create a pointillist effect worthy of George Seurat’s brush. <p>Source: <a href=”https://artscope.de/2017/03/01/oliver-5/”>Oliver</a></p&gt; In…… Continue reading Photo art, choose silent beauty over noise