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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 […]
Happy 2015 to all! I hope everyone had a safe and fun New Year’s! Hopefully you didn’t get up to as much insanity as this crazy cat: Now it’s time for me to get cracking on a brand spanking new year of reading and reviewing!
This collage of covers includes my picks for top picture book titles I read in 2014. Please note that some titles may have been published in previous years, but they were all new to me this year! In no particular order, here are my favourites:
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 […]
My picks for top 5 children’s and top 5 YA fiction I read this year: Murder Most Unladylike (Wells and Wong #1) by Robin Stevens The Return of Zita the Spacegirl (Zita the Spacegirl #3) by Ben Hatke Now Look What You’ve Done (Timmy Failure #2) by Stephen Pastis We Meet Again (Timmy […]
Imagine if these guys had walked into a public library and argued about this at the reference desk. They May Be Deltas Guy #1: I really want to find this book that I read in high school… It was called, like, Brave New World or something. Guy #2: Um, no, you’re thinking of ‘I Can Show You the World.’ Guy […]
With the end of my old review site and start-up of this one- along with major LIFE changes- this has been a hectic year to say the least! 2014 has been a slightly strange reading year: a few reading slumps, more rereads than before, and not as much YA read as usual. I feel as though I have become harder […]
Those opening notes! Again: Those opening notes!
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…