A Survivor’s Story: Read and Destroy. 

When she was 10, he began to molest her. When she was 13, he stopped. And then, on and off for a decade, they exchanged letters through the mail. Karen Durrie looks back on the abusive relationship that changed her life, and the disturbing correspondence that followed in its wake To read, follow the the link: https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/life/read-and-destroy/article34776671/?ref=http://www.theglobeandmail.com&service=mobile

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Quote of the day: “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of good fortune must be in want of a wife.” – Jane Austen, Pride and Preudice

The opening line of Pride and Prejudice demonstrates Austen's genius. She introduces her novel with one sentence that first; informs the reader of Mr Bingleys arrival,  secondly; introducing a key (if the not THE Key) theme of Marriage and its close relationship to money/status and finally; subtly setting up her own stance towards it - bemusement at... Continue Reading →

Harry Potter and the Philosphers Stone

Full of sympathetic characters, wildly imaginative situations, and countless exciting details, the first installment in the series assembles an unforgettable magical world and sets the stage for many high-stakes adventures to come.

A Million Little Pieces

At the age of 23, James Frey woke up on a plane to find his front teeth knocked out and his nose broken. He had no idea where the plane was headed nor any recollection of the past two weeks. An alcoholic for ten years and a crack addict for three, he checked into a treatment facility shortly after landing. There he was told he could either stop using or die before he reached age 24. This is Frey's acclaimed account of his six weeks in rehab.

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