Stan Lee: 1922 - 2018

November 13, 2018 | Viveca

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Photo Credit: Courtesy of Gage Skidmore. Stan Lee at the Phoenix ComicCon, 2014 Stan Lee, creator of Marvel comics, died on November 12, 2018 in California at the age of 95. His universe, populated by heroes and villains who were as flawed as they were fantastic, revolutionized the concept of...

New Book Releases: November 12, 2018

November 12, 2018 | M. Elwood

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Michelle Obama's memoir Becoming is the big book of the week but there are a few other books of interest. This week brings us new books from David Baldacci and Janet Evanovich. I'm really looking forward to Seduction by Karina Longworth who is the creator of the You Must Remember...

Armistice: 100 years 1918-2018

November 9, 2018 | Lynn

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November 11, 2018 marks 100 years of Armistice. This document was meant to result in the end of the war to end all wars, which sadly did not happen. World War I took more than 60,000 Canadian lives and changed global politics forever. Canadians proved themselves with Ypres, Vimy Ridge...

New Book Releases: November 5-9, 2018

November 2, 2018 | M. Elwood

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Autumn is the biggest time of year for book releases, so it's no surprise that so many of our favourite authors have new books coming out. These are a few of the titles being released between November 5-9, 2018. November 5 Past Tense by Lee Child Audiobook Large Print CD...

2018 Governor General's Literary Awards Winners

October 30, 2018 | Book Buzz

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The winners of the 2018 Governor General's Literary Awards were announced on October 30, 2018. The awards are given in 14 categories, for both adults and children and in both official languages. The full list of nominees is available on the official website. These are the winners in the Adult...

Man Booker Prize awarded to Anna Burns

October 16, 2018 | Book Buzz

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Milkman by Anna Burns The winner of 2018's Man Booker Prize was announced on October 16 at a gala in London, England. The winning novel is Milkman by Anna Burns. Set in Belfast during the Troubles, the novel tells the story of a young girl and her relationship with a...

Halloween Cozy Mysteries

October 16, 2018 | M. Elwood

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It's that time of year again! Leaves are changing, pumpkins are showing up everywhere and people are planning their Halloween costumes. It's a perfect time for horror but what if you don't want total terror? This is a selection of mysteries that will get you into the spirit of the...

October 14 is Dessert Day

October 12, 2018 | M. Elwood

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The reliable folks at Days of the Year assure me that Dessert Day is a legitimate thing and not something they've just made up. They suggest that one celebrate Dessert Day by indulging in dessert--revisit your favourites or explore new flavours. There are many different types of dessert--pies, cakes, puddings....

2018 Toronto Book Award Goes to David Chariandy

October 11, 2018 | Book Buzz

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On October 10, 2018, the 44th annual Toronto Book Award was presented to David Chariandy for his novel Brother. The novel tells the story of two brothers growing up in a Scarborough housing project with their Trinidadian-born mother. Chariandy's novel won The Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and was longlisted...

2018 Governor General's Literary Award Shortlist

October 3, 2018 | Book Buzz

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The Governor General's Literary Awards were launched in 1936 by Governor General Lord Tweedsmuir, also known as John Buchan, author of The Thirty-Nine Steps. Finalists for the awards were announced on October 3, 2018. The awards are given in 14 categories, for both adults and children and in both official...