On the topic of luck, my personal belief if that we make our own: put yourself in the right place at the right time with the right credentials and experience and you are bound to “luck” into some good fortune. Today, this Friday the 13th, I find myself almost literally buried in luck, with a great big stack of great books that have come in from local publishers and which I am writing single sentence reviews of below. Know that if a book appears here on V.I.A. it is most definitely awesome, we don’t ever present stuff we aren’t supporting. If you’ve read any of our book reviews in the past you’ll notice that we usually get more in-depth than one sentence, and I don’t mean to push my luck here but I hope you’ll do some digging yourself and find out more about these titles below.
This stack of books which are bound for the V.I.A. library (which doubles as our meeting room here at our Chinatown office) fall under three categories: Books With The Word Vancouver In Their Title and Kids Books and Miscellaneous. Let’s start with…
BOOKS WITH THE WORD “VANCOUVER” IN THEIR TITLE
Plenty of great stories dotting many walks, I learned that the neighbourhood I live in (Mount Pleasant) was “Vancouver’s first suburb”
Vancouver: A History in Photographs
Aynsley Vogel and Dana Wyse
A condensed version of our city’s history from it’s inception until the 1960′s, perfect for those intrigued by it’s stories but not committed enough to go deep and join the Historical Society. …READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY>>>