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Come out and support your local authors. These talented folks are setting up shop in a featured Chapters Indigo Book Store in the next month, so come and grab your autographed copies everyone!
In Conversation: Roger L. Martin
About this event: Discover five strategic choices that will be the key to your success. Join Indigo’s Chief Booklover Heather Reisman in conversation with Roger L. Martin, Dean of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, about his new book, Playing to Win. Book signing to follow.
Where and When?
Tuesday, More >
Jill had a stroke at age 37 and the illness changed her life. She no longer was the same person. She is a neuro-scientist who found the stroke to be fully dimensioned and instructive. She remembers every detail of the experience. Ms. Taylor became interested in the workings of the brain because of her love for her schizophrenic brother. She strived to More >
By Jo Ramani
Prometheus is yet another Sci-Fi thriller with a more serious portfolio to it. The movie involves exploration of the universe, and with the universe comes the concept of aliens in every Sci-Fi movie. This movie isn’t any exception too. Find out below if Prometheus will give you something different.
The story of the movie involves a group of explorers who want to make a break through discovery by finding the source of the human origin on Earth. They take on a journey which leads them to the most haunted places of the universe, which will not only More >
By Marko Strbac
George R. R. Martin began a fantasy series of books under the name of A Song of Fire and Ice. The adventure began in 1996 with the publication of A Game of Thrones book. The first book was intended to be the beginning of a trilogy, but its popularity grew so much after publication, Martin has continued to publish books in this series. Currently there are five in publication with two more planned in the future.
They say there are two different kinds of people, those who have read Lord Of The Rings and those who are going to read Lord Of The Rings! For those of you who have been living in a cave or on another planet then Lord Of The Rings is possibly one of the greatest books (it’s actually a trilogy) of all time and definitely one of the top fantasy books!
By M. Harmon
Werewolves, vampires and zombies – Oh My! Thanks to wildly successful series like Twilight by Stephanie Meyers and HBO’s, True Blood based on the books by Charlaine Harris, new legions of readers are on the hunt for their next paranormal fix.
Thanks to Amazon, lovers of the things that go bump in the night, never have to go without a new supernatural read. Many writers are using Amazon‘s Kindle Direct Publishing as a way to get their stories to fans faster than ever before.
What is the best news for the avid reader? Many of these More >
When I tell people I love Vampires, they start talking about Twilight and Anne Rice instead of Guillermo Del Toro‘s The Strain. When I tell people I love Sci-Fi, they stare at me as blankly as a Scottish Cow.
A girl? Who likes Sci-Fi? Oh, I know… And then I am asked about Lord of the Rings. *Pav slams head on table three or four times before looking up at oblivious offender*
No, Lord of the Rings is fantasy, I don’t like that, I like Sci-Fi. The face before me squishes up as it tries to understand, and then a light comes More >
Each year the world of fantasy books has offerings from both favourite authors and promising newcomers, and 2012 is no exception. Vampire books and young adult fantasy are as hot as ever. If you are looking for something exciting to add to your reading pile, tuck into some of the best fantasy books out this year.
1. The Wind Through the Keyhole, Stephen King. The renowned author may be known for horror books, but his Dark Tower series is one of the best fantasy series ever written and it has a fierce following. This instalment stands on its More >
What is Raft People About?
Raft People, by author ML Katz, is a story of how a global catastrophe, like a sea level rise, affects some average people in a Texas Gulf Coast suburb. Having been through some disasters myself, I know that there is a period of time when average people just have to “hunker down” and fend for themselves. Government and community services are stretched too thin to help everybody.
These can be hard times because we have to go without basic services like electricity and emergency transportation. These More >