Tag Archives: WPL catalogue

Fantasy and Science Fiction Reads to Inspire

Science fiction and fantasy have always been near and dear to my heart. While most people I knew growing up veered towards the R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike horror novel phenomenon (and let’s be honest, I enjoyed those too), I was perfectly happy reading J. R. R. Tolkien or Robert Jordan. You see, when I was a child I thought book size equaled maturity level, and there weren’t many books...
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New Year, New Hobby

Winter is upon us and sitting indoors every day can take its toll on even the coziest of readers. While most people complain about the weather, I look at it as a chance to channel some free time into learning a new hobby. As always, the best place to start is the Windsor Public Library, as all information and programs are free. It really gives you a good chance to...
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Kick Clutter to the Curb

I don’t know if it’s the time of year, but as the holidays wind down and the idea of a long winter indoors becomes a reality, I get a bit stir crazy and always tackle my spring cleaning much earlier than the name would suggest. While people are dropping the pounds at the gym, I’m usually found in the back of an old broom closet purging those bits of broken...
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What WPL is Reading: February

February’s snow has provided plenty of opportunities for reading. Once the shovelling gets done, it’s great to warm up with a book. While I know we live in Canada and we are all proud of our ability to deal with the weather, sometimes it is nice just to escape from the cold and read. Whether it’s reading at home, in a café, or in front of the fireplace somewhere (like...
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The Best of the 2014 Best Book Lists

Lists are a great way to look back and celebrate the year that was. As the clock winds down on 2014, we are seeing more and more people release their best books of the year lists. Many organizations like CBC, NPR, & The Globe have released great lists. Looking through them, it quickly became apparent that we really need a list of lists.  I’ve checked it twice, and made it...
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Transitioning to Chapter Books For Young Readers

Transitional books are ideal for young children whose reading levels have advanced beyond easy-readers, but who are not yet ready for full-length juvenile chapter books. These works usually contain fewer than 100 pages of text, with large typefaces that are easy to read. Click here for a list of books (both fiction and non-fiction) that are perfect for young children looking for something more challenging to read without being too...
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Happy National Vegetarian Month

October is National Vegetarian Month! This event celebrates the benefits of this increasingly popular dietary lifestyle. Whether a vegetarian yourself or if you’re interested in changing up your diet with a few meat-free dishes, this is a great month to check out the Windsor Public Library’s collection of vegan and vegetarian cookbooks. One of my personal favorite cookbooks is Meatless. This item is almost an embarrassment of riches, offering “More...
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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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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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