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The Orthodox Church in Canada will celebrate Christmas on January 7th according to the Gregorian calendar.  One hundred years ago today (January 6, 1917), prayers were held for the first time in the newly-opened Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Eastern Church on the southwest corner of Dreaney Avenue and Layard Street. That building is still standing today.   

100 years ago yesterday on January 3, 1917, the O'Brien Business College was opened by William J. O'Brien in the Alma Block on the west side of Richmond Street between King and York streets.  In 1925, it was purchased by Norman Stonehouse (1897-1975) who operated the college under the name of the London Business Institute until 1952. 

I have been eagerly awaiting Ruth Ware's new novel, The Woman in Cabin Ten - pretty much since I turned the last page in her first book - In a Dark, Dark Wood! Yes, her books are that good!

book cover image The Faith of Christopher Hitchens

At the time of his death, Christopher Hitchens was one of the most notorious atheists in the world. And yet, all was not as it seemed.

Sixty years ago on January 1st, 1957, Elvis Presley's first film, Love Me Tender, opened at the Capitol Theatre, 204 Dundas Street, London, Ontario. The Capitol was original Allen's Theatre which opened on February 23rd, 1920.  Renamed in 1924, the Capitol continued to operate until it closed in 2002.  

Book Cover Image - The Rains

Quite a few of my favourite adult authors have started writing young adult books - many of them series. Gregg Hurwitz has just released The Rains  - the first in his new young adult series

Book Cover Image - The Witches of New York

Don't you love the cover of Ami McKay's latest book - The Witches of New York?

book cover image John Quincey Adams

What is it about the Adams family tree? Every branch seems to be sprouting a biography.

book cover image: Eggnog murder

Well, after reading a great Christmas/romance/wedding novel that had all the quintessential trappings of an old-fashioned, small town Christmas story I decided to up the ante and go for a Christmas murder story