If You Liked Covfefe, Try these Books Written in Nonstandard English

June 14, 2017 | M. Elwood

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Yes, I am a bit late for the "covfefe" train but I'm going to climb on board anyway because it gives me a great excuse to promote books that are written in nonstandard English. This includes books in dialect, slang or with completely invented languages. Personally I love books that...

Audie Awards 2017: Best in Audiobooks

June 7, 2017 | Kelli

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The winners of the annual Audie Awards were recently announced. The Audie Awards are presented each year by the Audio Publishers Association to honour the best in audio publishing. Some of the winning audiobooks for 2017 are: Audiobook of the Year: Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter....

Deer in Scarborough

June 2, 2017 | Lynn

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Last summer it was all about capybaras from High Park and today it's deer trapped in a Scarborough plaza. What makes this story unique is that the family has grown from two to three members with a fawn joining them on Wednesday. This is great reminder that Toronto does include...

Great Reads: That's Life

May 30, 2017 | Book Buzz

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Great Reads is a series of posts featuring recent books that are highly recommended by Toronto Public Library staff. These books focus on the daily life of their characters. Some of these lives may be recognizable; others may be less familiar but each book allows readers to immerse themselves in...

Great Reads: Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid

May 23, 2017 | Book Buzz

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Great Reads is a series of posts featuring recent books that are highly recommended by Toronto Public Library staff. This is a selection of our favourite horror novels. Some are creepy, some are intense and a couple are terrifying. Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes Hard-bitten Detroit detective Gabriella Versado thinks...

Great Reads: Someplace Else

May 16, 2017 | Book Buzz

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Great Reads is a series of posts featuring recent books that are highly recommended by Toronto Public Library staff. Sometimes you just want to escape with a book that takes you away from familiar locations. These books do just that – they transport the reader to parts unknown on Earth...

Everyone has a Novel Inside Them: The Bill Clinton Edition

May 10, 2017 | M. Elwood

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Former United States President Bill Clinton is writing a novel. "The President is Missing" will be co-written with best-selling author James Patterson. The book will be jointly published by Knopf and Little, Brown and Co. The publishers promise the book will be "a unique amalgam of intrigue, suspense and behind-the-scenes...

Great Reads: From Time to Time

May 9, 2017 | Book Buzz

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Great Reads is a series of posts featuring recent books that are highly recommended by Toronto Public Library staff. Time is a factor in each of these novels. Some of the books are set in other eras; others play with time in creative new ways. Whether time travel, alternative history...

Cinco de Mayo

May 5, 2017 | Lynn

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This is the day that many people wish to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with many, many margaritas, because nothing says "I support Mexican holidays" like drinking margaritas. For those who don't know what Cinco de Mayo is really about here is a documentary by the History Channel to explain it...

Great Reads: A Little Romance

May 2, 2017 | Book Buzz

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Great Reads is a series of posts featuring recent books that are highly recommended by Toronto Public Library staff. Do you want more romance in your life? Fall in love with one of these books. They may not be traditional romances but there is a love story at the heart...