Five Series Made Up of Standalone Novels

While reading Molly Templeton’s recent essay, Is Series Fatigue Real?, I noted an interesting phrase: “the loose series where the books are standalones but they also fit together.” I realized that I tend to divide series fiction into two sets: A) series in which the books are clearly linked by setting and characters but which … Read more

MP Charlie Angus brings history of Cobalt, Ont. to Kingston with a new book – Kingston

Federal Member of Parliament Charlie Angus spent a couple of busy days in Kingston. The NDP MP for Timmins – James Bay was on hand to support a couple of area provincial candidates running in the upcoming election. He played a gig in town on Friday night with his band known as “Grievous Angels”. And … Read more

the queen was just the same at nine as she is in her 90s, says AN Wilson

When Prince Philip turns up, with his “sharp, clever face and piercing blue eyes”, Wilson captures the overbearingness, as well as the charm. Where the reader may think him pushy and unpleasant – men whose “mischief was all a joke” are often bullies – the Queen, of course, is enchanted. Having encountered her future husband … Read more

This week’s bestsellers | Books and Authors

Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, May 7, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. 22 Seconds. Patterson/Paetro. Little, Brown 2. Run, Rose, Run. Parton/Patterson. Little, Brown 3. Book of Night. Holly Black. Tor 4. Dream Town. … Read more

The Big Fat Book of Indian (English) Poetry

WB Yeats, in his introduction to Rabindranath Tagore’s Gitanjali (1913), explained his research methodology for finding out how important the Indian poet was to his countrymen: “An Englishman living in London in the reign of Richard the Second had he been shown translations from Petrarch or from Dante, would have found no books to answer … Read more

2022 Times Colonist Book Sale continues on Sunday

2022 sale is at Victoria Curling Club, 1952 Quadra Street; 9 am to 5 pm today Times Colonist Book Sale customers poured into the Victoria Curling Club as they returned Saturday to a favorite event last held in 2019 prior to the pandemic. With eyes bright with anticipation, many said, “Thank you” to the volunteers … Read more