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“The Winter Riddle:” A Dark Farcical Yuletide Fantasy

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As winter time fast approaches, ’tis the perfect excuse season to bury yourself in blankets and curl up with a good book. Just in time for the holidays for fans of Sam Hooker’s first book, The Peril in the Old Country, or admirers of Terry Pratchett, The Winter Riddle (Black Spot Books) will captivate and delight. Set in the North Pole, Sam Hooker’s latest features an alliance between the Winter Witch and Santa. These characters are anything but how you expect them though. The Winter Witch Volgha would rather spend her time alone with her spells than get involved in any kingdom affairs. To her evil forces are just as bothersome as navigating social niceties. Santa too is not the jolly old man he is…

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A Whole New World: 7 Books that Will Make You Rethink the Climate Change Debate

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Record cold, mudslides, hurricanes, forest fires that won’t end – the weather has only been getting more and more extreme in recent years. And with the threat of global warming hanging over all of us, it’s only going to get worse. While some are still denying that climate change is even happening, the world around us is changing at a rate so rapidly that it’s often difficult to keep up. In times like this, it’s always helpful to turn to literature to look for answers. From describing why our world is getting hotter, to envisioning what a global warming-affected future looks like, books can provide answers, hope, or wake us up to a much needed dose of reality. Here are…

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