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Christmas reading

book jacket  It's that time of year again! Did you know that all library locations have Christmas collections? It's not just fiction either. We carry CDs, cook books, craft books, song books.. you name it! Since we had all that snow it's a great time to cuddle up and read some holiday titles.

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

Marcelo in the Real World

I recently finished listening to this thoughtful book and I can't get it out of my head. The story recounts the summer Marcelo, a 17 year old boy with high-functioning Asperger's, must work at his father's law firm rather than in the stables at his private school. His father wants him to learn to

Marcelo in the Real World

I recently finished listening to this thoughtful book. It recounts the summer Marcelo, a 17 year-old boy with high-functioning Asperger's, must work at his father's law firm rather than in the stables at his private school. His father wants him to learn to cope with the "real world". Observing the world through Marcelo's eyes is both fascinating and enlightening.

BookNet Canada - the top selling books of 2009

If you're looking for something to read, you may find some ideas in this just-released list from BookNetCanada of the top selling books in Canada in 2009. In addition to print formats, we also have many of these titles available as audiobooks on cd and downloadable audiobooks for your iPod/ mp3 players.

The Shadow year by Jeffrey Ford

book jacketI really enjoyed this one. Perhaps it's because of my age, but something about the way this story was told reminded me of what it was like when I was a kid.... not the creepy prowler part but that freedom we

Christmas Fiction

book jacket Are you looking for a little holiday inspiration? Well then you must check out your library's Christmas fiction collection! LPL has a great selection of fiction titles to get you in a Christmasy mood. Check out

Urban fiction

book cover image Have you ever read urban fiction? I wanted to read outside the box (my box) for a change and try it out. This one was recommended by a colleague, and I really liked it. Again, it's not what I usually read but it was a good story. And that's what I like... a good story. The main character Midnight, grows to be a strong young man, both

Andrew Davidson's "The Gargoyle"

The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson is one that passed by my desk over the summer. It got smashing reviews and I haven't had a chance to read it. It's definitely on my  list. Have you read it? Let me know if

A mind bender ...

This is a novel I picked up because of its cover. Have you noticed lately how amazing novel covers are getting? Clearly, with all the e-communications out there, audio books, Kindles etc. publishers know that book covers are very important. They need to be eye-catching.