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“Swinwood, 49, was a police officer in Halton Region before joining Harlequin as a district sales manager where he worked with distributors getting books in to grocery stores and Walmarts from Thunder Bay to Windsor. It was a perfect fit, said Swinwood, who rose to higher positions in sales and marketing over 26 years with the company. Harlequin is owned by Torstar Corp., which publishes the Toronto Star.” Toronto Star

“PictureBox released books from many of my favorite artists and “comix” innovators, including Brian Chippendale, Sammy Harkham, Renee French, Julie Doucet, Marc Bell, Gary Panter and filmmaker Michel Gondry. Nadel says the decision was personal, and the company “is no longer feasible for me as a thoroughgoing venture.”” USA Today

“According to the project’s website, “these groups have been chosen for their scholarly importance and for the strength of their collections in both libraries, and they will include both religious and secular texts.” NPR

“Forceps were first developed in the 16th Century by the Chamberlen family, Huguenot surgeons who fled to London from France, and kept their invention under wraps. Once their secret got out, other surgeons copied them. “The Victorian era saw some monstrous modifications such as attaching the handles of the forceps to a winch, while the mother was tied down, in order to improve the traction,” says Damian Eustace from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. However, the forceps in use today haven’t changed much since the late 1800s – the more complicated they become, the harder they are to use and the more expensive to sterilise.” BBC News

isn't sure if she's an average Romance reader, or even an average reader, but a reader she is, enjoying everything from literary fiction to philosophy to history to poetry. Historical Romance was her first love within the genre, but she's fickle and easily seduced by the promise of a good read. She approaches every book with the same hope: that she will be filled from the inside out with something awesome that she didnʼt know, didnʼt think about, or didnʼt feel until that moment. And she's always looking for the next mind-blowing read, so feel free to share any suggestions!

2 Comments

  1. Lindsay
    Dec 05, 2013 @ 17:44:15

    Oh my goodness, time to spend way too much time on that Best Books list! I’m looking and have only read like, three of them (and agree they’re great), going to give my wishlist a workout.

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