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NOVELIST…a gold mine for fiction readers

I’d wager that most library staff (myself included) look forward to patrons asking them a version of the following question: “Read anything good lately?” That’s usually an easy one! More difficult are the questions dealing with authors or genres that we’re not familiar with or perhaps have never even heard of. “You want a viking time-travel mystery novel?”  Hmmmm, give me a sec to think about it. That’s when we...
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Don’t forget to Vote for our November Goodreads club!

Have you voted for our November Goodreads book yet? The numbers are tight and every vote counts! So far we have Light Lifting in the lead with 41.7% of the vote but Half Blood Blues is following closely with 33.3% of the vote closely followed by Lullabies for Little Criminals 16.7% and The Imperfectionists  with 8.3%. So far no one has voted for The Sisters Brothers or Runaway (Stories) but there’s still time and anything could win....
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What would you like to read in November?

We’d love your input for the Goodreads book club this November. We’re running a month long poll (running until October 16th so we still have time to read the book) to help choose our WPL Goodreads book club pick for November 2014. We’re choosing between a number of Canadian novels: Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O’Neill; Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan; The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman; Runaway (Stories) by Alice Munro;...
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Shhh Goodnight Library, Goodnight.

Are you sick of reading Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site a million times a night? Does your brain need a break from the shushing? While I’m not quite there yet (I’m only on read 566), it may be fun to shake up the bedtime routine with some different construction site tales! Sherri Dusker Rinker’s New York Times bestseller is an addicting read with fun rhymes, great pictures and a swarm of...
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TRIO TUESDAY: ROAD TRIPS

The Road Trip. For many it is the quintessential activity of summer.  For others it is an agonizing (and often nauseous) period of time cramped into a tiny space, often subjected to lousy music. Personally, I love the idea of tossing a few belongings into the trunk, downloading some podcasts onto my phone and mapping out my route while leaving plenty of time for unexpected stops along the way. Today,...
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Me Before You

When Lou loses her comfortable (but dead-end) job, she’s at a standstill. With no training or education, the employment centre has little to offer until she agrees to be caretaker to a paraplegic. Will Traynor was once a virulent and physical man; climbing mountains, sky diving, romancing women, until a car accident left him a paraplegic. Me Before You follows the friendship and eventually romance between an unlikely couple. I found...
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Trio Tuesday: THE RED PLANET

Your eyes have just landed on the inaugural post of a new feature I’m calling Trio Tuesdays. Every other Tuesday, I plan on writing about three items from WPL’s collection that are linked in some way. The link might be something as basic as genre or topic but could also be something a little more tenuous such as theme, atmosphere, cover art design or the author’s birthplace. Our amazing brains often...
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Mr. Mercedes

On a damp, chilly morning in a Midwestern city, a psychotic driver plows into a crowd gathered for a job fair, killing eight. It’s a horrific scene that plagues the hearts and minds of an entire city, but specifically of Bill Hodges,  the lead detective that was unable to catch the perpetrator.  One year later, Hodges is on a downward dive of depression and suicidal thoughts. Although he’s retired, the...
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Gone Girl has taken the book world by storm!

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn has been on the bestsellers list for 83 weeks! That’s almost 21 months or over a year and a half. Man do people love this book! And I can see why… kind of. The plot is interesting, mysterious and fast paced. The disappearance of a main character and the reaction of the people around her are fascinating and you just NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED!...
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Books To Read Before They Hit The Big Screen

Every year dozens of books are adapted into big budget movies. This year has already seen the release of many big screen adaptations, among them films based on Veronica Roth’s Divergent, Joyce Maynard’s Labor Day, and John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars. The number of books-to-films being released leads fans of both mediums to consider whether to read or watch first. Personally, I enjoy reading the book first: it...
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