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This is Where I Leave You

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Here is a title that one of my book club members presented at a meeting. She really thought it was excellent. I haven't

Emma Donaghue makes the booker shortlist!

London's own Emma Donoghue has made it to the short list of nominees for this year's Man Booker Prize for English-Language Literature. Her book Room, is on order so be sure to place your hold! Did you know she is also doing a reading at the Landon library?

Camilla Gibb's new one

Book jacketDid you like Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb? I enjoyed it and when I saw she had a new book published I put my hold on as soon as I could.

Re-read a good read

Book TitleDo you ever go back and re-read a book you loved? I don' t do it very often, but I found myself between books and looking for a good read.

NoveList Plus

Have you ever used NoveList Plus to find your next great read? It is an excellent tool for finding fiction and non-fiction titles. This database is available to you at any London Public library, or even in your own home! NoveList Plus can be found in

Books to Movies

I wanted to let you know about a great website I've been using for several years now. Often in my department, we get questions from students who need to read books that have been made into movies. Click here and check out this

Ragged Company by Richard Wagamese

Book jacketRagged Company by Richard Wagamese was one of the London Reads 2010 selections, and I finally got to read it while I was on holiday.

What I read on my summer vacation

I had a nice chunk of time off this summer and I was lucky enough to get some reading under my belt. I read 5 novels so far (summer isn't over yet!) and I'd like to talk about one in particular that really moved me.  It's called "The White Bone" by Barbara Gowdy and is told through the voice of a family of elephants.