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BookCrossing Release – 2008/10/17

October 17, 2008


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Title: Southern Cross
Location: Tim Horton’s; Adelaide/Commissioners; London, Ontario
Time: 8:15 p.m.

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“In their first appearance (Hornet’s Nest, 1997), Chief Judy Hammer, Deputy Virginia West, and reporter-turned-rookie-cop Andy Brazil battled a serial killer in Charlotte, North Carolina. Now, in Patricia Cornwell’s Southern Cross, the trio are dispatched to Richmond, Virginia–via an NIJ (National Institute of Justice) grant–to quell the growing gang problem and modernize the beleaguered Richmond PD. They bring with them a sophisticated computer program for tracking criminal activity and a tried-and-true methodology for reforming Richmond’s men and women in blue. Unfortunately, Hammer, Brazil, and West could not have been prepared for the resentment they would confront… or the bizarre cast of characters they would find upon their arrival: Lelia Ehrhart–wealthy (and nosey) chair of the Blue Ribbon Crime Commission–whose heavy European accent renders her English dangerously hilarious; Butner “Bubba” Flunk IV–tobacco industry worker, gun collector, and UFO aficionado; Smoke–the sociopathic leader of the Pikes gang; and Weed Gardener–14-year-old painter turned master graffiti artist…The novel becomes a satire on city politics, Southern culture, the ever-tense relationship between the police and the public, and the struggles of the average man and woman with computer technology.”

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BookCrossing Release – 200810/04

October 4, 2008


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Title: The Plains of Passage
Location: Tim Horton’s; Adelaide/Commissioners; London, Ontario
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“In the fourth installment of the Earth’s Children series…Auel again describes her characters’ travails, a passionate interest of millions of readers, in impeccably researched detail…The saga continues the cross-continental journey of Ayla, her mate Jondalar and their menagerie to his homeland. En route, they encounter a variety of problems, yet manage to find panaceas for each. Their enlightened compilation of skills, inventions, therapies and recipes transforms the voyagers into spirit-like personas providing The Others with constant awe.”

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BookCrossing Release – 2008/10/01

October 1, 2008


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Title: Primal Fear
Location: LTC #16 (northbound); London, Ontario
Time: 5:15 p.m.

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“Chicago defense attorney Martin Vail, a prosecutor’s worst nightmare. Vail has vexed the political machine by winning a multimillion-dollar brutality judgment against the city, county and state police, but the powers that be think they see a way to pay him back. After discovering the mutilated body of Archbishop Richard Rushman in the rectory of his church, police find Aaron Stampler cowering in a confessional, blood-soaked and gripping the murder weapon. It seems like an ironclad case–psycho slasher carves up “the Saint of Lakeview Drive”–and a hostile judge appoints Vail as pro bono defense attorney, hoping to publicly humble him. Vail is impressed by Stampler, a runaway from the bishop’s haven, Savior House, and builds a maverick defense team to butt heads with vengeful prosecutor Jane Venable…”

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BookCrossing Release – 2008/10/01

October 1, 2008


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Title: The Name of the Rose
Location: Tim Horton’s
Commissioners/Adelaide;
London, Ontario
Time: 6:00 a.m.

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“Brother William of Baskerville is sent to investigate a wealthy Italian abbey whose monks are suspected of heresy. When his mission is overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths patterned on the book of Revelation, Brother William turns detective, following the trail of a conspiracy that brings him face-to-face with the abbey’s labyrinthine secrets, the subversive effects of laughter, and the medieval Inquisition. Caught in a power struggle between the emperor he serves and the pope who rules the Church, Brother William comes to see that what is at stake is larger than any mere political dispute–that his investigation is being blocked by those who fear imagination, curiosity, and the power of ideas.”

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BookCrossing Release – 2008/09/28

September 28, 2008


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Title: Everglades
Location: Tim Horton’s
Commissioners/Adelaide;
London, Ontario
Time: 4:00 p.m.

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“This 10th novel in the series featuring ex-CIA spook turned marine biologist Doc Ford (Twelve Mile Limit, etc.), finds Doc wallowing deep in his own doldrums. Out of shape, overweight, depressed and drinking heavily to escape from his turbulent past, Doc gets a surprise visit from Sally Minster, a former lover, whose real estate developer hubby, Geoff, is reported to have been drowned in a boating accident…”

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BookCrossing Release – 2008/09/07

September 7, 2008



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  Title: Law of Gravity
  Location: Tim Horton’s
Commissioners/Adelaide;
London, Ontario
  Time: 4:00 p.m.
 
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“Phillip Barkley, the disillusioned protagonist of this nifty political thriller, has been sidelined as an investigator at the Justice Department since he blew the whistle on a fundraising scandal on Capitol Hill. About to chuck his pretense of a job and head to the West Coast to restart his life, he’s still grieving the death of his daughter when Martin Green, the aide to a presidential hopeful, goes missing in what might be the kind of breach of national security that could destroy Warren Young’s hopes for higher office. When Green’s body is found, Phillip is assigned to work with an ambitious young FBI agent who’s too politically naive to understand that she and Barkley are supposed to close the case before it can taint Young’s campaign, not find out who framed Green and why. But whoever it is that doesn’t think they’ve gotten the message will do whatever’s necessary to keep Phillip from stumbling on the same truth that got Green killed–including killing again. Double-dealing abounds in this well-written, fast-paced story, which has as many twists and turns as the road to the White House.”

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BookCrossing Leader Board – 2008/05

May 30, 2008


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BookCrossing Release – 2008/05/22

May 22, 2008


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Ontario BookCrossing Leader Board – 2008/04

April 29, 2008


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BookCrossing Release – 2008/04/17

April 17, 2008


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BookCrossing Release – 2008/04/05

April 5, 2008


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Title: The Witching Hour
Location: Tim Hortons
Adelaide/Commissioners
London, Ontario
Time: 02:00 p.m.

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“…the history of the Mayfair Witches one by one, explaining just how each contributed to the families’ wealth and standing, at the same time weaving a tale of betrayal, incest, and mystery…a realistic world…the story takes place in New Orleans. As the story unfolds you become more and more familiar with this magical city as if you had lived there and each of the characters’ experiences begin to feel as if the were your own.”

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BookCrossing Release – 2008/04/02

April 2, 2008



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Title: Red Sands
Location: LTC
#16 (Adelaide) northbound;
London, Ontario
Time: 07:00 p.m.

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Hieronymus (Harry) Bosch–former hero cop bumped from the L.A. homicide desk to the lowly Beverly Hills squad–gets the call on a drug death at Mulholland Dam. Harry recognizes the corpse as that of a fellow soldier in Vietnam; both were “tunnel rats” who searched for Viet Cong in the network of burrows beneath Vietnamese villages. Investigation connects his old pal to an unsolved bank job–the vault was tunneled into from the storm drains below–and Harry takes his information to the FBI. The Bureau alerts the LAPD, which reactivates internal affairs surveillance (the previous IAD episode is explained throughout the narrative), only to have the FBI backtrack and request Harry as liaison on the case. Paired with beautiful FBI agent Eleanor Wish, Harry makes sense of the Vietnam connection to the bank job–a discovery that puts them both in danger from deadly ex-Marines and a powerful insider from either the LAPD or the FBI itself.

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Earth Hour 2008

March 31, 2008

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Noting that “most United States newspapers did not play up Earth Hour” and that the Canadian papers which were reviewed “previewed Earth Hour a lot more prominently” and “dominated with Earth Hour pictures,” David Gough asks, why did Earth Hour have a larger profile in Ontario? 01

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Ontario BookCrossing Leader Board – 2008/03

March 29, 2008


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Make Our City a Global Hotspot

March 18, 2008

The message is essentially the same as the one that I conveyed to you yesterday, just a bit more poetically: “It is integral to the dignity of mankind that one must be able to read his or her emails in a public place.” 01

Well, actually there’s another message contained in the post, but it’ll require checking it out a bit more; ie, that the other London on the banks of the other Thames River has now become the WiFi capital of the world.

It’s a missed opportunity I tell you! Think of all the hotspots that could be created with all the Ambassador London cash that being scammed out of City Hall . Think of all the feet on the street, stopping for a moment’s relaxation and a quick blog post about our communitiy’s walkability, a sure-fire affordable visitor magnet if ever there was one.

Now think of all the millions of taxpayer dollars that Dave Leckie wants to spend treating cracks in our ever-expanding road system.

Sources:
01. 2008/03/17 – Londonist: London, Wi-Fi Capital Of The World