Book Escape in New West: Reviews & News

From suspenseful reads to literary tweeds…

Book Review – On Writing by Stephen King

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft is the best book I have read on writing. It covers the questions of new writers and would provide interest to more experienced … Continue reading

July 18, 2012 · 7 Comments

Book Review – Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book

What a completely charming book! Now I know why Neil Gaiman has won so many awards for this. The Graveyard Book is a children’s novel, but an adult would enjoy it … Continue reading

July 16, 2012 · 2 Comments

New Westminster Show and Shine Car Show July 2012

New Westminster Show and Shine Car Show July 2012

Collector car at show. What a beauty! One of the largest car shows in North America on our heritage Columbia Street.

July 10, 2012 · 1 Comment

Book Review – A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb

What is it with the fascination with the Young Adult [YA] genre of fiction nowadays? Do we want a faster pace in books as box office results illustrate we do … Continue reading

July 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Book Review – Skinny Rules by Bob Harper

Okay, so Bob and Greg Gritser, a science and medical journalist credited on the book’s cover, will not be winning the next Pulitzer Prize. I actually found the writing to … Continue reading

July 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Book Review – How to Be Good by Nick Hornby

The temperature was definitely rising at last night’s Burnaby New West Women’s Wine and Book Club meeting. How to be Good by Nick Hornby creates scenarios where you will find … Continue reading

June 28, 2012 · 2 Comments

Fraser Cemetery

A tour of the Fraser Cemetery may not be everyone’s first choice on a sunny June afternoon, but it was mine. I was hoping to unearth some tidbits on the … Continue reading

June 26, 2012 · 2 Comments

Fraser River

Fraser River

June 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Burnaby – New West Women’s Wine & Book Club

I founded this club in March 2010. It is a great group of women who enjoy getting together to discuss a book, fiction or non-fiction, once per month. We meet … Continue reading

June 22, 2012 · Leave a comment


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