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Buy Nothing Day, Borrow a Book Instead

November 27, 2015 | Lynn | Comments (2) Facebook Twitter More...

Yesterday was America's Thanksgiving, which makes today Black Friday, a chance for consumerism to run rampant. Not all people choose to run out and shop like mad, some people choose to celebrate this day as Buy Nothing Day, which makes a visit to the library perfect. For those who may not know, Buy Nothing Day was started by a Canadian in 1992 and has spread to a number of other countries. On this day why not visit your local library and borrow a book or DVD or magazine instead of buying one.  We are always adding to our collections, such as new adult fiction, mysteries, ebooks and titles for teens and children.


by Marissa Meyer

This is to be the final story in a futuristic take on fairy tales. Marissa Meyer has already written stories Cinderella, Little Red Riding HoodRapunzel and this one is Snow White.  

Crimson Shore
Crimson Shore
by Preston and Child

This is book number 15 in the Aloysius Pendergast series. It is a series full of intrigue, potential mystical aspects and many thrills. A great read for those who enjoy a mysterious protagonist.

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Even Dogs in the Wild
by Ian Rankin

I have been a Rebus fan for many many years and I get excited for any chance to revisit this seriously flawed police officer with a serious love of music and alcohol. Ian Rankin recently was recently at the Appel Salon talking about his new book, so be sure to watch the full interview on our YouTube channel soon.

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SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome
by Mary Beard

This is a revisionist take on Ancient Rome exploring how a small Roman city grew to conquer much of the known Western world all the way to the British Isles. What is fact and what is fiction and what is pure myth that surrounds this ancient global power.

I survived the Great Chicago Fire
I survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871
by Lauren Tarshis

This is a great series for kids who enjoy a little history mixed in with some adventure. The series covers such events as the Titanic sinking, the Hindenburg and tornadoes.These books can be great reads for reluctant readers, and boys love the action.

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Big Nate: welcome to my world
by Lincoln Peirce

Big Nate continue to be funny and a huge hit with boys and girls of all ages. This series offers a funny take on how to handle the struggles of school and friends, something everyone can relate to.

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Scholastic book of world records, 2016: special edition: epic wins and fails
by Jennifer Corr Morse

Who doesn't like a year in review book with fun facts. This is a great book to read over the holidays or to just browse through to see what some people can do.

November 26 is Cake Day

November 25, 2015 | M. Elwood | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

The first cakes date back to Ancient Greece and Egypt...

Do the details matter? It's Cake Day!

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Booze Cakes: Confections Spiked with Spirits, Wine and Beer by Krystina Castella and Terry Lee Stone
This book includes traditional cakes with alcohol and cakes inspired by cocktails.

Cake Basics: 70 Recipes Illustrated Step by Step by Abi Fawcett, photographs by Deidre Rooney
The My Cooking Class series breaks down cooking into easy step by step guides. This volume deals with cake baking, icing and decorating.

Let Them Eat Cake : Classic Decadent Desserts with Vegan, Gluten-Free & Healthy Variations: More than 80 Recipes for Cookies, Pies, Cakes, Ice Cream, and More by Gesine Bullock-Prado, photographs by Tina Rupp
Because everyone should be able to enjoy eating cake, each recipe in this collection can be tailored to suit vegans, and those with allergies and gluten sensitivities.

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Lomelino's Cakes: 27 Pretty Cakes to Make Any Day Special by Linda Lomelino, translated by Carol Huebscher Rhoades
Anyone can produce an elegant cake with the step-by-step instructions provided in this book.

Martha Stewart's Cakes: 150+ Recipes for the Very Best Layer Cakes, Bundts, Loaves, Cheesecakes, Icebox Cakes and More by Martha Stewart

Mug Cakes: 100 Speedy Microwave Treats to Satisfy your Sweet Tooth by Leslie Bilderback
Say you're craving something in the cake arena but you don't have time to make a whole cake--what do you do? The answer is mug cake--a few ingredients and a mug and your problem is solved.

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Saved by Cake by Marian Keyes
When bestselling author Keyes found herself battling depression, she turned to baking and discovered how much it helped her cope with her illness. These recipes are great for beginners, as Keyes was herself a baking novice when her journey began.

Vintage Cakes: Timeless Recipes for Cupcakes, Flips, Rolls, Layer, Angel, Bundt, Chiffon, and Ice Box Cakes for Today's Sweet Tooth by Julie Richardson, photography by Erin Kunkel
Richardson has reimagined old-fashioned recipes and forgotten cakes for the contemporary cook.

A World of Cake: 150 Recipes for Sweet Traditions from Cultures Near and Far by Krystina Castella
Cake is enjoyed around the world. Explore cake options from other cultures with this book.

Success Stories from National Novel Writing Month

November 16, 2015 | M. Elwood | Comments (1) Facebook Twitter More...

During National Novel Writing Month, people around the world are encouraged to stop thinking about writing a novel and actually do it. Between November 1-30, participants complete a 50,000 word novel. In Toronto, 1,655 writers are hard at work on their books. To these people I say: you're doing great! Keep it up!

If you get frustrated while you're writing think of these stories:

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The Art of Crash Landing by Melissa DeCarlo
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Melissa DeCarlo stopped writing when she turned 40 and had not yet had a book published. In 2009, one of her friends told her about NaNoWriMo and she participated. More important than the quality of her work (she describes it as "craptastic") was that the experience rekindled her love of writing. Her very well-reviewed debut novel was published in September 2015. 

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Rowell had written two books before November 2011. She was worried that NaNoWriMo would be too intense and stressful, but she decided to participate anyway. Fangirl is the result.

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
First time novelist Ryan began her bestselling zombie trilogy for National Novel Writing Month in 2006. She did not complete 50,000 words during the month, but she was inspired to keep writing and completed the first draft of the book the following April.

Lock In by John Scalzi
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Faced with a December 1 deadline for a novel he hadn't written, award-winning Scalzi participated in NaNoWriMo in 2013. During the month he wrote the bulk of his bestseller, Lock In. He has said that the thought of writing 2,500 words each day made the idea of completing his novel more manageable.

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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
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Erin Morgenstern participated in NaNoWriMo for the first time in 2003 when she was only able to finish 15000 words. She tried again in 2004, "winning" that time with what she describes as a "sprawling mess". In 2005, she was stumped about what her characters should do next, so she sent them to the circus. The circus idea resonated with her and the following two Novembers she expanded upon it, producing much of her popular novel.

Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal
Shades of Milk and Honey, Kowal's first published novel, was written during November 2006. After spending 10 years on her first (unpublished) novel, she realized that having a deadline and setting a goal of 2,000 words per day, focuses her mind on the writing process. Shades of Milk and Honey was nominated for Best Novel at the 2011 Nebula Awards. 

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
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Gruen spent two National Novel Writing Months perfecting her book about a Depression-era circus.

Wool by Hugh Howey
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Although he had published one book through a small publisher, Howey had planned that Wool would be a short story and released it on Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing. It was a great success and readers began asking for more. During NaNoWriMo he completed the next three stories in the Wool Omnibus.

Purists will quibble that most of these writers broke the rules of NaNoWriMo by expanding upon previous writing efforts--taboo in this challenge--but I find it inspiring that their books were written and that NaNoWriMo was responsible.

Visit NaNoWriMo for additional information and the complete list of works written during the challenge that have been published either by traditional publishers or self-published. 

Climate Fiction: How Climate Change Will Effect Us

November 13, 2015 | Kelli | Comments (6) Facebook Twitter More...

Climate fiction, sometimes called "cli-fi", is a literary genre that deals with the impacts of climate change. According to a recent articles in the Atlantic  and Wired, the term 'cli-fi" was coined in 2007 by climate activist and writer Dan Bloom who was looking to spice up the dull name 'climate fiction' and raise awareness about global warming. In this genre, authors take climate change predictions to their logical conclusion and explore how people may survive. Climate fiction (and its related eco-fiction) is considered a subcategory of science fiction.  Popular authors of this genre are Margaret Atwood, Paolo Bacigalupi and Kim Stanley Robinson.  

With the United Nations Conference of Climate Change being held soon, from November 30 - December 11, 2015 in Le Bourget, France, this is a great time to try one of the many books in this growing genre.

Here are a few 'cli-fi' books:

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Forty Signs of Rain by Kim Stanley Robinson
Senate environmental staffer Charlie Quibler must find a way to get a skeptical Washington administration to act on climate change before it's too late. His wife, Anna, who works at the National Science Foundation, comes across a proposal for a revolutionary process that could solve the problem of global warming. However, when a race to control the budding technology begins, the stakes only get higher and fate is about to create a twist that will place them at the heart of an unavoidable storm. 

Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins
Unrelenting drought has changed Southern California. In this barren world most "Mojavs," prevented moving to lusher regions, have allowed themselves to be evacuated to internment camps. Two young Mojavs, Luz and Ray, squat in an abandoned mansion subsisting on whatever they can loot or scavenge. When they cross paths with a mysterious child, they begin to thirst for a better future.

Memory of Water by Emmi Itäranta
In the far north of the Scandinavia, in the power state of New Qian, Noria Kaitio studies to become a tea master. It is a position that holds great responsibility and a dangerous secret. Tea masters alone know the location of hidden water sources, including the natural spring that once provided water for her whole village. Nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2015.

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
In this first book of the Maddaddam trilogy, Snowman is struggling to survive in a world where he may be the last human. He embarks on a journey through the lush wilderness that was recently a great city, until powerful corporations took mankind on an uncontrolled genetic engineering ride.
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The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi
In an American Southwest decimated by drought, Angel Velasquez is working as a water cutter, ensuring through violence that lush, luxurious developments have access to water.  Sent off to investigate a new source, Angel meets journalist Lucy and migrant Maria. The three work together when they find themselves used as pawns, but in this world where water is more valuable than gold, alliances shift like the sand. 
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If you prefer to learn about climate change from non-fiction books, have a look at the Readings on Mother Earth blog post for some suggested titles to get started.

Note: Both Atlantic and Wired are available for free (with a library card) through Zinio, the Toronto Public Library's eMagazine service.

André Alexis Wins 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize

November 11, 2015 | Book Buzz | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

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This year, the lucrative Scotiabank Giller Prize has been awarded to André Alexis for his novel Fifteen Dogs: an Apologue. In the novel, 15 dogs are granted human intelligence by Apollo and Hermes in order to settle a bet about whether intelligence is an important factor in happiness. The novel recently won the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. It was also shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award. 

Fifteen Dogs: An Apologue by André Alexis

This year's other finalists are:

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Arvida by Samuel Archibald
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Arvida by Samuel Archibald describes life in his hometown Arvida, Quebec, a planned community built in the 1920s as a model town for employees of the Alcoa Aluminum Company and their families. The collection of short stories was published in French in 2011 and won Quebec Prix Des Libraries and Prix Coup de cœur Renaud-Bray. 

Daydreams of Angels by Heather O'Neill
Heather O'Neill was also on the Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist in 2014, for her novel, The Girl who was Saturday Night. Daydreams of Angels is a collection of quirky and inventive short stories.

Martin John by Anakana Schofield
Anakana Schofield has told the CBC that "it was quite terrifying writing this book". Martin John profiles a severely disturbed sexual offender. 

Outline by Rachel Cusk
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Rachel Cusk was born in Toronto and now lives and works in London. In Outline, a writer spends a week in Athens teaching a writing workshop. The book is a series of conversations she has with the people she encounters during the trip. The novel was nominated for the Goldsmiths Prize, Bailey Prize, Folio Prize and Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction.

Living Well with Healthy Brains

November 5, 2015 | Book Buzz | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

In The Wizard of Oz, the Scarecrow bemoans his intellectual shortcomings in the song "If I Only Had a Brain". He imagines his life with greater brain power and the amazing thoughts he will have. In the movie, the Scarecrow ultimately discovers that he does have a brain and is far smarter than he thinks. 

If only the Scarecrow had had access to a public library, he might have realized how amazing his brain was without risking his life to help Dorothy and Toto defeat the Wicked Witch. 

These books will give you insight into the human brain, providing ideas for keeping your brain healthy and and happy.

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Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home and School (Second Edition) by John Medina
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Molecular biologist Medina shares scientific knowledge about how the brain works and how we may utilize this knowledge to transform our lives and those of our families.

The Brain’s Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity by Norman Doidge
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In the follow-up to his best-selling book The Brain that Changes Itself, Doidge looks at simple and natural ways to improve brain health, recover from ailments and reduce the risk of dementia.

The End of Stress: Four Steps to Rewire Your Brain by Don Joseph Goewey
Most of us have experienced stress and realize it can be debilitating but are not aware that it can actually damage the brain. In this book Goewey provides tools for coping with stress and reducing anxiety.

Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain by David Eagleman
Neuroscientist Eagleman investigates how much the brain subconsciously influences the human decision-making process.

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Master Your Brain: Training Your Mind for Success in Life by Philip Adcock
Psychologist Adcock demonstrates tools from neuropsychology that will help people conquer self-doubt, communicate more effectively and ultimately find success.

The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload by Daniel J. Levitin
The constant flow of information can lead to anxiety but Levitin has observed that some people cope better with these stresses and shares techniques that will provide relief.

Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination and Invigorates the Soul by Stuart Brown with Christopher Vaughan
Clinical researcher Brown has spent his career studying play in humans and animals and has concluded that playing is one of the most important things people do. It stimulates and benefits the brain in numerous ways making us happier and more creative.

Staying Sharp: 9 Keys for a Youthful Brain Through Modern Science and Ancient Wisdom by Henry Emmons and David Alter
Doctors Emmons and Alter provide simple tips and exercises to preserve and promote brain health and age gracefully.

Ask the staff at your local library branch for other books about the brain.

André Alexis Named Winner of Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize

November 4, 2015 | Book Buzz | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

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André Alexis' novel Fifteen Dogs: an Apologue has been nominated for several awards this year including The Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Toronto Book Award. On November 3, 2015, the novel was named winner of the Rogers Writers' Trust Award for Fiction. The award, first presented in 1987, celebrates the year's best Canadian fiction and considers short story collections as well as novels. As winner, Alexis receives $25,000. The each of the finalists receives $3500.

Fifteen Dogs: An Apologue by André Alexis

The other finalists were:

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Confidence by Russell Smith

His Whole Life by Elizabeth Hay

The Jaguar's Children by John Vaillant
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Red Jacket by Pamela Mordecai


For Those with Incurable Wanderlust

November 4, 2015 | Soheli | Comments (4) Facebook Twitter More...

Ok, so this isn't really a post about books. It is, however, about stories that ignite your love for travel and exploring the world. 

While I most adore snuggling up with a good book, there are some nights that are meant for Netflix or a stack of DVDs (you can skip Netflix in many cases and use Hoopla for free!)

Although there are countless movies out there that will get you dreaming of every corner of the globe, here are just three I've recently seen that may be worth checking out for the wanderer in you.

Directed by Mark Raso, 2014
Available on-demand on Hoopla or on DVD at select locations

Grand Jury Prize winner, 2014 Florida Film Festival and Gasparilla Film Festival


Set in the titular city in Denmark, this is a thought-provoking and memorable film about growing up and making sense of life. William, an immature 20-something, is on a quest to discover his grandfather's identity and deliver a long-lost letter after his absentee father passes away. William is also, seemingly, on a mission to bed as many cute European girls he can manage, making him kind of a questionable character at the best of times.

When he meets the wildly precocious and no-nonsense Effy, she decides she will play the role of tour guide, translator and life coach as she helps William uncover his Danish ancestry.

As viewers, we are taken along to sentimental spots in the city, embark on epic bike rides, and discover the culture of Denmark through the eyes of both a local and a tourist. I hadn't really considered making a stop in Denmark if I ever did a grand tour of Europe, but after watching Copenhagen, I definitely felt a soft spot growing. A quick disclaimer: there is a somewhat controversial romantic pairing in this movie and some brief frontal nudity, so you might want to put the younger ones to bed before you watch.


Cairo Time
Directed by Ruba Nadda, 2009
Available on DVD - place a hold!

Best Canadian Feature Film, 2009 Toronto International Film Festival

Cairo Time

I need to preface this mini-review with this: this is somewhat of a slow movie. There is a lot of gazing longingly at each other and a lot of scenic shots. This is a movie that will make you feel utterly swept up up in the city. After watching, I remember how it made me feel even more focused on visiting Egypt one day, particularly Cairo.

This is an atmospheric film that follows a busy magazine editor (the lovely Patricia Clarkson) as she visits Cairo, in hopes of spending some time with her equally busy husband who works for the UN. Her husband gets caught up with work in Gaza and is unable to spend any real time with her, and enlists his former bodyguard (Alexander Siddig) to keep her company and show her around. Over the course of her time there, she finds herself growing fonder of both the hustle and bustle of Cairo and her quiet, charming companion.

There is never anything illicit or obvious in this film. Rather, it's all about the possibility of new things. This is more about exploring a new city in little bits and re-discovering parts of yourself that had maybe faded over time. 


Clouds of Sils Maria
Directed by Olivier Assayas, 2015
Available on-demand on Hoopla or on DVD at select locations

2015 Louis Delluc Prize winner for Best Film

Clouds of Sils MariaThe clouds in question refer to a particularly beautiful cloud formation at the Maloja Pass, a remote mountain settlement in the Swiss Alps. The clouds move in such a way that they appear to snake their way through the pass, providing a spectacular view for those that can travel to see it. Unsurprisingly, this sight is nicknamed the Maloja Snake. This is important because it also refers to the name of a play that is pivotal to the movie. Have I lost you at all yet?

Juliette Binoche plays Maria Enders, an internationally acclaimed actress that first rose to fame as a young seductress in Maloja Snake, a play (and film) by now aging playwright, Wilhelm Melchior. When Wilhelm falls ill and suddenly dies, Maria and her loyal American personal assistant, Valentine (Kristen Stewart) travel to his home in the Alps. While in Switzerland, she is approached by a theatre director and invited to star in a new version of Maloja Snake. But, now more than twenty years later, Maria is being offered the role of the older woman, while a new starlet (Chloe Moretz) will be playing her original role. Torn between her loyalty to Wilhelm, her own apprehension about aging, and her complicated relationship with Valentine, Maria must decide what her work really means to her. All this is set against the backdrop of the beautiful Swiss Alps and Zurich, where both Maria and Valentine spend some time. The story within the story is set in Switzerland, and there is a great blend of scenic shots at Sils Maria, as well as the cosmopolitan feel of Zurich.


There are many, many more movies out there that are beautiful representations of lives and stories of places around the world. Have a particularly memorable one? Please share in the comments!

Scary Stories Part II

October 30, 2015 | Andrea | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

Picking up from where we left off last week, here is a selection of books for the spookiest season of the year:

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin Carrie by Stephen King Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson 

The shadow of Hill House looms large over all the other haunted buildings in the genre. This eerie 1959 ghost story is the psychologically fraught tale of a group of paranormal investigators who decide to spend a summer at the titular house. (What did you do during your summer vacation?) If you’re looking for something extra spooky and Gothic after seeing Crimson Peak, check out John Harwood’s unsettling Victorian tales!

Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin 

A woman experiences a strange pregnancy in this 1967 novel, and begins to suspect her husband and neighbours of conspiring against her. 


Considered by many to be the king of contemporary horror, the prolific author produced an impressive list of iconic works which have led to countless adaptations. His first published novel, concerning a teenage girl with telekinetic powers who has the worst prom ever, inspired four movies and even a Broadway musical. 

Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice 

1976 was a good year for horror. Film versions of Carrie and The Omen hit the screens, and Rice’s first novel was published, unleashing the vampire Lestat upon the world. 


The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker 

The 1986 novella from which the Hellraiser film franchise sprung is a bloody and brutal tale about the dark desires of the human heart.


The Passage by Justin CroninAnd now for some of my personal favourites from this decade! The Passage by Justin Cronin starts slowly, taking its time to sink its teeth into the dark parts of your imagination. Government experiments with a bat virus were supposed to lead to the creation of super soldiers, but alas, the human trials go terribly wrong. The first part of the book has a dread-building intensity, followed by a time jump into a post-apocalyptic future where human survivors live in colonies — disorienting at first, but gripping once you get into the world-building aspects. This is the first book of a trilogy; the second one I confess I didn’t enjoy as much, but I’m still looking forward to the last book, which is expected to be published next year.





The Troop by Nick CutterStephen King blurbed The Troop by Nick Cutter, saying it scared the hell out of him. I feel you, Stephen King! A troop of boy scouts go on a camping trip to a remote uninhabited island, because that’s going to end well, and sure enough, a stranger shows up one night, looking rather sickly and wasting away… The combination of body horror and literary style could be described as Alien meets Lord of the Flies, with a dash of The Ruins and 28 Days Later. Trigger warnings for animal abuse and self-mutilation, and that doesn't even cover a scene that still makes me feel slightly ill when I think about it, and I read it more than a year ago. Nick Cutter apparently knows exactly how to tap into and then fuse all my fears (in The Deep, bees and nightmare clown faces show up at the bottom of the ocean) so I would not be surprised if his next book contains more invertebrates plus an antique doll collection thrown in for good measure.





While we're on the subject, I would also recommend The Library at Mount Char, which I rave about in this post, and The Girl with All the Gifts, which my fellow librarian raves about here.

What are you reading this Halloween?


Related posts:
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Beyond Honey Boo Boo: Scary Little Monsters in Fiction
Hallowe’en: Fun and Scary
Spooky Stuff: Ghosts and Haunted Houses in Fiction
Vampire Fiction for the Shortest Day of the Year
Z is for Zombie

Governor General's Winners

October 28, 2015 | Book Buzz | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

Governor General's Literary Awards winners were announced October 28, 2015. Awards are presented in both official languages in a number of different categories for both adults and children.

These are the adult English winners for 2015:


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Carried Away on the Crest of a Wave by David Yee

Other finalists in the Drama category:

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Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble by Beth Graham

Mahmoud by Tara Grammy and Tom Arthur Davis

Odd Ducks by Bryden MacDonald

Winners and Losers by Marcus Youssef and James Long


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Daddy Lenin and Other Stories by Guy Vanderhaeghe

Other finalists in the Fiction category:

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How you were born Outline Winter family

The Evening Chorus by Helen Humphreys

How You Were Born by Kate Cayley

Outline by Rachel Cusk
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The Winter Family by Clifford Jackman
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Bee time


Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive by Mark L. Winston

Other finalists in the Non-Fiction category:

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Dispatches from the Front: Matthew Halton, Canada's Voice of War by David Halton

Norval Morrisseau: Man Changing into Thunderbird by Armand Garnet Ruffo

Party of One: Stephen Harper and Canada's Radical Makeover by Michael Harris

The Social Life of Ink: Culture, Wonder and Our Relationship with the Written Word by Ted Bishop


My shoes are killing me


My Shoes are Killing Me by Robyn Sarah

Other finalists in the Poetry category:

Crossover For your safety Infinite citizen of the shaking tent Washita

Crossover by M. Travis Lane

For Your Safety Please Hold On by Kayla Czaga

Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent by Liz Howard

Washita by Patrick Lane

If you’re interested in more, check out the complete list of winners.

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