Archive for May 10th, 2012

Fifty Shades of Grey banned

- May 10th, 2012

The Guardian has an article about how some libraries in Florida have banned the hot selling Fifty Shades of Grey.

Banning books is just wrong.

This weekend when I stopped in at Chapters I noticed a pretty big display in the front of the store with quite a few copies of Fifty Shades of Grey. Several people checking them out. I’m tempted to at least get the first book just to see what the hype is all about. But isn’t that how this thing turned into a best-seller in the first place? It has decent success online and the more people talk about it, the more curious we get and then we finally break down and buy the thing. I wonder what we’ll think of the novels in three years time.

Local author nominated for Arthr Ellis Award

- May 10th, 2012

Ottawa resident Roger White has been nominated for the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Crime Novel.

Published by BPS Books, Tight Corner: A Capital Crime is about a former public servant turned classic car repair shop owner who is ensnared in an immigration identity document scam run by a murderous gang.

White spent 25 years in federal government communications and before that worked as a reporter/editor at various weekly and daily newspapers in Ontario.

The Arthur Ellis Awards were established in 1984 and are named after the pseudonym of Canada’s second official hangman. The winner will be announced on May 31 in Toronto.

For more information, check out the website.