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Books, Book, and more Books!

We enjoyed a leisurely 3 hours stroll around the Salon International du livre, yesterday. Taking in all the different publishers, authors, and what felt like, a million books. Yes, a lot of them were in French, but there were also a lot in English, and a couple of other languages as well. It was incredible to be surrounded by so many books, so much talent, and, so much noise. A lot of the Salon is aimed at young children and young adults. There were a ton of publishers there, along with associated authors doing book signings and, as a result, the Salon was—I would say—three quarters full with varying ages of children.

I’m Digging The Woo-Woo

While out at the Salon International du livre here, in Québec City, today, I scored a copy of THE WOO-WOO by Lindsey Wong. Which was recommended to me by Naomi from over at CONSUMED BY INK. I couldn’t help myself, I mean, will you look at that cover, it’s definitely eye-catching, right? 2019 CANADA READS FINALIST Shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust of Canada Prize for Nonfiction In this jaw-dropping, darkly comedic memoir, a young woman comes of age in a dysfunctional Asian family who blame their woes on ghosts and demons when they should really be on anti-psychotic meds. Lindsay Wong grew up with a paranoid schizophrenic grandmother and a mother who was deeply afraid of the “woo-woo” — Chinese ghosts who come to visit in times of personal turmoil. From a young age, she witnessed the woo-woo’s sinister effects; when she was six, Lindsay and her mother avoided the dead people haunting their house by hiding out in a mall food court, and on a camping trip, in an effort to rid …