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Calling all Suspense fiction fans

Are you a fan of suspense or thriller fiction? We have a great e-newsletter that can cater to your thrilling tastes! This newsletter will come to you via email once a month and even allow you to place holds on any items of interest. It showcases the new titles LPL carries and includes themed thriller fiction with each issue. Click here for info about how to sign up to receieve it.  In the mean time why not give this title a try?

Canada Reads List announced

book jacketThe Canada Reads 2011 list has been announced! This year they asked readers to vote for the books they most wanted to see on the Canada Reads list. I am pleased to see that most of the titles chosen  I have actually read but I have missed a few.

Half Broke Horses

book jacketI read Jeannette Walls' memoir called Glass Castle and LOVED it. I honestly couldn't put it down and was amazed at what she and her siblings went through as kids.

Creepy reading

book jacket coverJust in time for Halloween, here is an atmospheric read for you. It's quite short  (only 145 pages) so you could finish in no time to put you in the mood for this weekend!

Sweet Valley High is back!!!

book jacketDid you used to read the Sweet Valley High series by Francine Pascal? Back in the day, I sure did.

Ape House by Sara Gruen

book jacketMost of the time when I blog about a book I've read I claim I love it or at least really enjoyed it.  I finished reading Sara Gruen's latest novel "Ape House" with mixed feelings.

Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue

book jacket While waiting for my hold on Emma Donoghue's newest book Room, I decided to try one of her earlier novels. I had never

Giller Short list for Alexander MacLeod!

book JacketI blogged about Alexander MacLeod a few weeks ago regarding his short story collection making the Giller Prize long list. Just released Oct.5, he has officially made it onto the short list for the Giller Prize. If he wins, he could win a $50,000 prize. Wow! Good luck Alexander MacLeod!

How to Get Published

If you are a budding writer this course may be the one for you. It's called "How to Get Published" and runs on Saturday Nov.6 at the Central Library from 10am-4pm. The workshop leader Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing instructor for more than 25 years. He teaches creative writing at Ryerson university and George Brown College and has led workshops everywhere from Boston to Buffalo, from Sarnia to Moncton. He will cover getting started, getting an agent, getting your short pieces published, finding a book publisher and more.

Congratulations Alexander MacLeod!

book jacket Alexander MacLeod's collection of short stories called "Light Lifting" was recently nominated for a Giller prize! On Sept. 20 I had the pleasure of meeting him here at Central, where he did a reading. I