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Reviews and Such Books

A Song for the Dark Times – Ian Rankin

Early this year, I went through a time of reduced income. That means I haven’t been able to catch up on the reading I would like. A Song for the Dark Times, by Ian Rankin is one of those books. It’s been out since the beginning of summer, but I’ve only just got around to reading it…

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Books Reviews and Such

Rebus – In a House of Lies – Ian Rankin

Two Friday nights ago, I had a treat. I got the chance to meet one of my favourite writers, Ian Rankin. Rankin was in Winnipeg at McNally Robinson Booksellers, to celebrate the launch of his most recent Rebus novel, In a House of Lies. Before I write about the book itself, I’m going to say a little…

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Books Reviews and Such

Snacks: A Canadian Food History – Janis Thiessen

I received a review copy of this book through University of Manitoba Press.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. The official launch for Snacks will be held tomorrow, October 10th, at McNally Robinson Booksellers.  The book launch begins at 7:00 pm and will be held…

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Food Community Music

Bob Watts Trio – Holy Trinity

You’ll notice if you read my Fall Suppers post, that the Holy Trinity Fall Supper is cancelled. Instead, on October 16th, Holy Trinity is holding a fundraising concert featuring the Bob Watts Trio. There is however, a food connection to this event. Money raised from this concert is going to the Holy Trinity’s Mission Ministry. The Mission…

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Reviews and Such Restaurants

Boston Pizza – Taylor Avenue

Boston Pizza is one these places that always leaves me with mixed feelings. It seems to offer so much, but I often come away slightly disappointed. The City Place location is the one I visit the most. So, when I received a gift card the other day, I thought I would try a different site.…

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Reviews and Such Books theology

Endearing Pain:Colleen Peters

This post for Endearing Pain is off the general path for Dining With Donald. However, I knew Colleen years ago when I attended Church of the Way, and I think her story is worth a read. Check out her book launch on May 2, more info at the bottom of post. “Pain is Universal.” That is the…