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Reading Challenge, 2015: Adult Fiction

One of my reading goals for 2015 is to tackle more adult fiction titles- particularly those out of my perceived comfort zone. I think I often just don’t feel like challenging myself or my reading preferences enough! As an example, I recently finished Miriam Toews’ award-winning A Complicated Kindness– (first read of 2015!)- and not only was that one that […]

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Best of 2014, Part 3: Humour

While much of my 2014 reading from the humour genre came from rereads of my favourite comic strip collections, there were a few new standouts for me: Tails Don’t Lie: A Decade of Dog Cartoons (70 in Dog Years) by Adrian Raeside I’ve long enjoyed Canadian cartoonist Raeside’s The Other Coast comic strip, along with his editorial cartoons. This was […]

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Bernard Black Exemplifies Customer Service

The great British series Black Books stars Dylan Moran as Bernard Black, bookshop owner and disheveled grouch. Lover of alcohol and cigarettes, and considerably less fond of dealing with the public, Bernard has quite the way of dealing with patrons, as you can see in the compilation below. As a librarian who deals with the public, I can say that his retorts and attitude are oh so tempting…

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