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This ‘Rocket’ Recollection Launched Fond Memories of the Argonauts

Year of the Rocket Book Review

I am a fan of the CFL and the Toronto Argonauts. But it wasn’t until I picked up The Year of the Rocket by Paul Woods that I had forgotten a previous connection to the league and the fandom.

This book has not only reminded me of that connection but told a greater story surrounding the history and circumstances around the 1991 CFL season. That season, “”The king of comedy, the king of hockey, and the guy who owns the Kings” bought the Toronto Argonauts…

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Get lost in the deep purpose of Eleanor Rigby by Douglas Coupland

Get lost in the deep purpose of Eleanor Rigby

Loneliness, purpose, existence, and the meaning of it all. You won’t get answers to any of life’s questions, but you’ll get perspective and something to think about from Liz Dunn’s first-person narrative and life in Eleanor Rigby by Douglas Coupland.

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Black and Blue is a bruising baseball history of the ’66 World Series

Black and Blue Tom Adelman Book Review

I’ve never met Tom Adelman, but I feel as though we just had a wonderful conversation. Black and Blue: The Golden Arm, the Robinson Boys, and the 1966 World Series That Stunned America was the conversation we shared.

This book is fantastic, and that’s coming from an Orioles fan who has also enjoyed Dodger baseball for the past decade plus. Through telecasts I’ve absorbed the history of both clubs, but this book does something else.

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Straken is excellent fantasy history repeating itself

Straken is excellent fantasy history repeating itself

Straken is the final book in the High Druid of Shannara trilogy, concluding the events of Jarka Ruus and Tanequil. As the third book in a trilogy, this harkens back to The Wishsong of Shannara, the last book in The Sword of Shannara trilogy. There are various groups of characters meeting and leaving, all while a war is raging and other battles are waged for the betterment of all in a good-versus-evil trope.

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