April Fool by John Neufeld – Book Giveaway

We’re not all pleasant people; we have flaws, some of us more than others.  Sometimes we do or think despicable things.  This may not be the best way to conduct life, but it does make for an interesting character for a book.  In April Fool, George Willets is at a point in his life where [...]

The Chinese Knot by Lien Chao

Life as an immigrant is filled with challenges–learning a new language, living in a different culture, being far away from home.  The Chinese Knot is a series of short stories by writer Lien Chao, focusing on Chinese immigrants in Canada.  Chao’s own experiences as a Chinese-Canadian in Toronto is one major influence on these stories, [...]

Walking Through Walls by Philip Smith

Congrats to winner Susan!  You’ll have a lot of fun reading this one.  Sometimes memoirs are stranger than fiction.  Maybe that’s why I love them so much–the knowledge that the stuff you’re reading actually happened.  So is the case with Walking Through Walls by Philip Smith.  Probably the most unusual memoir I’ve ever read, Walking [...]

The Front Porch Prophet by Raymond L. Atkins – Book Giveaway

Congratulations to Rebekah, the winner of The Front Porch Prophet.  

A.J. has just discovered his best friend is deathly ill, so he decides it’s time they got over their rift and made amends.  But Eugene is no simple friend.  His dying requests are killers.  What A.J. has to face is more than just sorting through [...]

A New Look for carp(e) libris reviews – Pardon Our Dust

It’s been a long time coming – the old template wasn’t keeping up with me, and I really wanted something 3-column.  While this isn’t the final look for carp(e) libris reviews, it’s at least a start!  So hang on with me because the fish are coming back.  You see, I can’t part with the fish. [...]

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