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2018-08-01 04:33 pm

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2019-04-23 05:18 pm

From Kitchener Public Library

Be advised that we are no longer able to offer interlibrary loan services due to provincial budget cuts to the Southern Ontario Library Service (SOLS) and Ontario Library Service North (OLSN), which operate these services between library systems.

Customers may visit other local library systems to borrow materials not held by Kitchener Public Library. As per our long-standing reciprocal borrowing agreements, residents of Kitchener may sign up for free library cards with Waterloo Public Library, Region of Waterloo Libraries, and Idea Exchange.
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2019-04-23 10:43 am


I remember liking Oldfield's Tubular Bells when I was a teen but now I can't listen to more than a minute of it.
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2019-04-21 04:22 pm
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The Travelling Journal of Himo Holimion, Unjustly Rebuked Sage: Quest for the God's Heart, 5

Ander: Human cleric
Dorritt: Human warlock
Himo: Wood Elf rogue
Kokai: Gnome Mage
Milo: Human Ranger

Alas, my notes seem to be incomplete. Well, no doubt I can reconstuct the missing material at some future date. Suffice to say we have descended into the city and had a few inconclusive encounters with locals.

There are far too many large dinosaur footprints in this city. Read more... )
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2019-04-20 05:22 pm

Do I know anyone

Who can turn a few reviews into epub books?
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2019-04-18 03:21 pm


I think today will be the elderly dog next door's final day. Poor Dakota is very, very old for a dog and time has caught up with her.
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2019-04-18 11:05 am

Hugo Help Please

Which twelve of my reviews in 2018 were the best?
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2019-04-16 04:39 pm

According to this back of the envelope calculation I just made

following a moan about the demographics of the authors whose work I review:

In 2018 only about one in four books I reviewed were by white dudes. On the other hand, that's still about sixty books by white dudes, which is more books by white dudes than got reviewed by any one
of Analog, IO9, Asimov's, Interzone, F&SF, Vector, SFS, NYRSF, Foundation, Lightspeed or Cascadia Subduction Zone in the most year for which I have stats.
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2019-04-16 03:52 pm

Paris has some very good fire fighters