Cat Manga for Nyan Nyan Nyan (or any day!)

February 22, 2018 | M. Elwood

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In Japan, February 22 is National Cat Day. It's celebrated on this day because the Japanese word for meow is nyan and the word for two is pronounced "ni", so when the date 22/2 is spoken it sounds a lot like nyan, nyan, nyan or meow, meow, meow. Japan, home...

Wakanda Forever!

February 17, 2018 | Andrea

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Black Panther has leaped to the top of the international box office in a single bound! The hotly anticipated superhero adventure is a landmark in what is already a milestone year for the lucrative Marvel Cinematic Universe. Is it a vibranium anniversary and not an aluminum one if we’re celebrating...

Best Books of the Year: And the Rest

February 6, 2018 | Book Buzz

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At the end of the year, Toronto Public Library staff members select their favourite reading experiences of the past 12 months. There are so many great responses that we end up with a series of blog posts. This is the last of our Best Books posts for 2017 and it...

The Dry by Jane Harper

February 2, 2018 | M. Elwood

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The Dry was published in January 2017 and I started hearing a lot of buzz about it right away. I tend to be wary of books that everyone loves, believing that I'm bound to be disappointed after all the hype. This is the attitude that kept me from reading Louise...

The Magic of Bookstores

January 13, 2018 | Andrea

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Book lovers mourn every time a bookstore closes its doors, whether it was part of a retail chain or an independent shop. It was a sad day for many people when the Chapters location at the Bayview Village Shopping Centre shut down at the end of 2017, after almost two...

Best Books of the Year: Voices from Home

January 8, 2018 | Book Buzz

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Each year we poll our staff members about their favourite reading experiences from the past 12 months. This post celebrates powerful fiction (and one poetry collection!) written by First Nations and Canadian authors. "It's in literature that true life can be found. It's under the mask of fiction that you...

Toronto's Most-Read Books: December

January 6, 2018 | Wendy

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As temperatures dropped and snow piled up, Toronto's readers cozied up with thrillers, mysteries, and one extremely popular epic tale of 20th-century China. Here are the books that adult readers borrowed the most in December, 2017: 10. Camino Island, by John Grisham Book - Ebook - Audiobook CD - Eaudiobook...

Best of the Year: Into the Past

January 2, 2018 | Book Buzz

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At the end of each year, Toronto Public Library staff members select their favourite reading experiences of the past 12 months. There are so many great responses that we end up with a series of blog posts. "The power of historical fiction for bad and for good can be immense...

Valerie's Picks for 2018

December 29, 2017 | Wendy

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Valerie has every book-lover's dream job: she coordinates the selection of print books for adults at Toronto Public Library. In other words, she's a nonstop reader who investigates nearly every book that we order. So when we wanted to know what books to get excited about in the new year,...

Black Covers for Black Friday

November 23, 2017 | M. Elwood

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Black Friday sales used to be something you needed to cross the border to enjoy but more Canadian stores are getting into the action. You could shop on Friday and get great deals on stuff or you could read books. You can get free books (and DVDs and CDs and...