Literature

The Lost Symbol: Not Sign of a Lost Cause

Teaser: by Mia Herrera On Tuesday, September 15th, Dan Brown’s much-anticipated book, The Lost Symbol, was released – his third book featuring the Harvard symbologist, Robert Langdon. In Brown’s earlier bestsellers, Langdon ventured out to uncover…

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Literature

Book Review: Gwenhwyfar by Mercedes Lackey

Teaser: by Mia Herrera As part of Penguin Canada’s Bloggers and Books Network, I received Mercedes Lackey’s new book, Gwenhwyfar: The White Spirit. Released on October 6th, Gwenhwyfar provides a new look at King Arthur’s legendary queen…

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Literature

Indie vs. Indigo

Teaser: by Mia Herrera   With the seemingly continuous expansion of the Chapters/Indigo bookstore chain and the consequent closures of long-established independent booksellers, one is left to question Canada’s book industry. Indeed, the future of…

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Literature

How to Become a Bookseller

Teaser: By Mia Herrera     More than half my articles on Live in Limbo have been about the uncertainty of the book industry. Perhaps this is a drum that I’ve been beating for far…

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Literature

Book Review: Fired Up

Teaser: by Mia Herrera   Fired Up, the first novel in Krentz’s new Dreamlight Trilogy, features Chloe Harper and Jack Winters – two people with psychic abilities. Centuries ago, Jack’s ancestor, Nicholas Winters, altered his…

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Literature

Book Review: The Line

Teaser: by Mia Herrera Good books tell good stories. Great books tell good stories well. The Line by Olga Grushin is a great book. Grushin’s story is simple in summary, but richly complex in execution….

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Book Review: The Surrendered

Teaser: by Mia Herrera The Surrendered presents two people whose lives are unavoidably entangled after the Korean War. June Han, orphaned during the war, and Hector Brennan, an army man, come together after years of…

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Literature

Live Literature, Live Life

Teaser: Hi Everyone! As a new writer on LiL, I plan on reading and reviewing the newest and hippest books and immersing readers in the literary culture of Ontario. Before starting off, however, I thought…

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