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Join Public Libraries Across Canada for the First National, Bilingual Digital Book Club!
Alongside more than 500 other Canadian public libraries, we are excited to announce the first national, bilingual (English and French) digital book club!
More than 80% of Canadian public libraries will be offering free, unlimited access to Vi by Kim Thúy, in eBook and eAudiobook formats across different platforms from January 1-31, 2021. Vi will be available in English and French – without holds or waitlists – to all CPL cardholders.
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With all the hype about “Canada Reads” and its worthy winner “Ru, by Kim Thuy” over, we can now give some individual attention to finding that special book for you. I would like to encourage those who are not familiar with our online NoveList Plus link to give it a go. This link can be […]
I am new to the realm of graphic novels and approached ‘Fun Home’ with some skepticism. It was recommended by a friend and I was pleasantly surprised at how good it turned out to be. This graphic novel memoir with its dark, melancholic humour and fiercely dramatic episodes makes for an interesting read. Bechdel covers […]
Image from Craig Thompson’s Blankets We’re starting off this new year with two fresh starts: a facelift for the blog and a new collection we’re thrilled about. We’re so thrilled we even bought balloons. Did you know that a graphic novel won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992. That’s right, 23 years ago, Art Spiegelman […]
Click Here to view title If you are eager to take a break from your serious, “literary” reading to try something a little more fun and edgy, The Rook by Daniel O’Malley should provide you with a satisfying and quirky blend of fantasy, supernatural, action and comedy. Imagine a Great Britain as it is […]
Minders Minders was one of the best science fiction books that I have ever read. I love that the author included a new technology in this book – “Syncopy”- which allows people to enter the mind of another person. I loved how descriptive the author was in this book. I loved how Sadie found that […]
The Catastrophic History of You and Me When dying of a broken heart is just the beginning… Brie has a great life. She has great friends, a supportive family, and a loving boyfriend…..or so she thought. Everything is going great for Brie until her boyfriend tells her he doesn’t love her, and the news breaks her heart—literally. […]
Hey! If you, like me, are now starting to itch for the last book int he Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan here’s a few titles to keep you until the summer. The Unnamables by Ellen Booraem Medford is a foundling on an island where anything has a name that defines it purpose. Everyone but […]
King of the Lost and Found: John Lekich Synopsis: Raymond Dunne has a lot of issues. He sneezes too much, frequently gets nose bleeds, and has been known to pass out from time to time. All of which do little to enhance his popularity at Percy Hargrave High school, or impress his not so secret […]
Miracle Wimp by Erik P. Kraft Synopsis: Tom Mayo is a geek. He isn’t one of the popular kids at his high-school and doesn’t really fit in. His nickname is “Miracle Wimp” because his last name is Mayo just like “Miracle Whip”, which is great on a sandwich but sucks as a nick name. He tries to […]
Sara Manning: Adorkable Synopsis: Jeane is your ultimate geek. A strong promoter of feminism, she is not only a blogging extraordinaire with over half a million followers on Twitter, she also has her own lifestyle brand called “Adorkable”. However, although she has a legion of devoted Twitter followers, what she doesn’t have are real friends. Enter golden boy […]