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An open book with musical notes floating above it
Leah, Queen’s Square | January 1, 2020
Why are we so drawn to rock and roll biographies? Is it the scandal and excess? The proverbial sex, drugs and rock n’ roll? Or is it like a car crash... Read More»
Movie clapperboard that says coming soon
Jessica, Preston | January 1, 2020
Many of the best movies and television series are based on books, and a whole slew of page-to-screen adaptations are scheduled for release in 2020.... Read More»
Change spelled with wooden blocks
Jennifer, Clemens Mill | January 1, 2020
New Year is the perfect time of year for new beginnings, and fresh starts. Perhaps there is something that you have always wanted to do, but never... Read More»
Broken glass Christmas ornament
Shawna, Old Post Office | December 1, 2019
Like most readers I have a busy schedule prepping for the Christmas holiday season and only a short time to enjoy my favourite literary genre.  Year-... Read More»
TV remotes in front of a Christmas Tree
Jessica, Hespeler | December 1, 2019
When the nights get darker and colder, the last thing I want to do is go outside.  I rather stay in with a warm blanket, a hot beverage and curl up... Read More»
Power of Fiction December
Phil, Queen's Sqaure | November 28, 2019
Each month I’ve read some of the latest releases and hoped to share some of that passion for fiction. With these recommendations, I conclude this... Read More»
Book, cup of coffe, blanket and pillows by a window
Idea Exchange | November 18, 2019
The Winter 2020 edition of the Idea Exchange Magazine is here! Check out the free events we have planned for Family Day. Sign-up for our new... Read More»
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Shannon, Queen’s Square | November 1, 2019
From homo sapiens who started migrating across Africa over 50,000 years ago to the current flow of migrants today, the story of migration is the... Read More»
Emma Donoghue
Leah, Queen’s Square | November 1, 2019
I remember reading Slammerkin, Donoghue’s third book, before most Canadians knew who she was. I still recall the strength of the writing, somehow... Read More»
Person writing a letter
Jennifer, Clemens Mill | November 1, 2019
Have you ever read a novel that is told through letters, journals, or other forms of documentation? This type of novel is called epistolary, from the... Read More»

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