Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam The 2006 Scotiabank Giller Prize Winner, Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures contains interconnected stories revolving around a few main characters as they go from medical school to being practicing physicians. Lam, an emergency room physician himself, writes in what I would call a very natural manner- unfussy, approachable and poised. I will say that […]
This. Song. So much gorgeousness. The melody, the lyrics, Nick Cave’s voice. There’s just something about ‘Love Letter’ that hits me at the core and makes me well up every time I hear it. I adore this song so much that, even though it was posted on my old site, I must post this video here again. I hope you enjoy.
Big Bad Bubble by Adam Rubin, illus. Daniel Salmieri Just look at that cover! Are you smiling yet?! Rubin & Salmieri- the team behind Secret Pizza Party and Dragons Love Tacos– have given us another totally winning and funny story. You wouldn’t think it, but monsters in La La Land are actually petrified of bubbles. There’s no way to fight […]
Picture books about friendship, love and kindness are, I think, always welcome! We get a lot of questions at our library regarding the aforementioned themes, and I’ve slowly been cultivating my list of favourites over the a number of years. Here, in no particular order, are my favourite picture books about love and friendship. (…This list could also come in […]
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman This historical fiction title was (as I remember it!) one of the more talked about titles after its release in 2012. It took me a few years to get to it- mostly because I usually hesitate when a particular novel is sold to me as a must-read. In any event, I finished The […]
I know it’s only Tuesday, but I feel a bit like Georgie boy here… I’ve made some headway into my 2015 reading challenge and read a few YA titles; I hope to have some new posts up soon!
A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews I don’t think I can adequately express just how devastating, unfamiliar, and outstanding I found this novel to be. I mentioned in a previous post that I had this sitting on my shelves for far too long- I kept putting this read off, for whatever reasons. But, my goodness, I was so taken with […]
Have a great weekend all! (For some reason, I find Bruno Mars a delight…)
A read aloud can make or break the success of a storytime. I’ve had those storytimes where, just a few lines into a picture book I can tell it’s going to be a clunker with the kids. The sweating begins, the voice becomes uncertain and it…doesn’t…go….well…and you’re dying a slow death on stage. But when a read aloud goes well- […]
Have a great weekend, all! But for goodness sake, EXERCISE CAUTION when offering up a high-five… Source: Buzzfeed