Out of the Ordinary – That doesn’t Even Cover it (A Book Review)

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Well.

I’m not sure I was prepared for this book.  I mean, I have read many historical fiction pieces.  In fact, historical fiction might just be my favourite genre.  But this novel fell under more than one category.  Mystery, romance and comedy would definitely have worked as well.

Out of the Ordinary is the first novel I’ve read by author Jen Turano.  The next time I’m looking for a light read, one that is sure to have me laughing out loud and all but forcing my husband to hear the odd line or two, I might just have to see what else she has come out with.  I won’t have to look far, since Out of the Ordinary is actually second in the Apart From the Crowd series.   The debut book to the series (in case you want to pick it up) is called Behind the Scenes.  Unfortunately I didn’t have time to get my hands on that one before reading the sequel, so I was at a bit of a disadvantage.  However, I was caught up to speed easily by the author’s great ability to pull the reader along and fill in any blanks I was wondering about.

Are you wondering why I wasn’t prepared for this book?  I guess this is a good moment for a spoiler alertRead More »

Why We Remember On November 11th

Here in Canada it is Remembrance Day.  November 11th at 11:11 am people all across this nation stop what they are doing for a moment of silence to remember the lives lost in line of duty.  Many attend parades or services, we wear a poppy on our shirts and coats, kids are taught in their schools the importance of this day.

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It’s about honouring.  Honouring our servicemen and women past and present.

Because today is Saturday, my four year old, attended his first Remembrance Day assembly at school yesterday (on the 10th).  He has been singing his own rendition of Oh Canada all week.  He’s still working on the correct Read More »