Literature

A Safe Girl To Love

Back in the day, I read McSweeneys all the time. Not just the features or short stories, but even the web-only stuff, like their annual column contest. It’s been years since I even visited the…

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FanExpo 2010: Recap

Friday: 6:45 pm: The Expo officially opens Friday evening at 4pm, but knowing that I’d be there all weekend, I end up heading downtown late. The commute downtown is not so bad, and my arrival…

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Keep Toronto Reading 2011

  Having been a novice in attendance, I had no clue what to expect. What ensued that night was a series of readings by Anthony De Sa, Cesar Polvarosa Jr, and the MAD Poet. The…

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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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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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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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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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