Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Thrill Appeal Of Linwood Barclay – The Accident and Trust Your Eyes

Two of our summer book clubs read The Accident by Linwood Barclay.  Most of our participants described the book as an enjoyable quick-read.  Book clubs rejoice … if you want to read and discuss an alternative genre with your book club, consider borrowing Guelph Public Library’s … Continue reading

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Reading outside your comfort zone

An occupational hazard of being a librarian, is that you are constantly finding books to read. It usually happens accidentally when you are ordering for the library’s collection, but regardless, it’s a nice perk about the job. I recently purchased … Continue reading

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What Death Can Teach Us: Dream New Dreams By Jai Pausch

When I was 20, I never thought about death and its implications. I was too busy planning what movie I would view next, what puppy I wouild like, and my next trip to the mall. Now I am restricted to … Continue reading

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Staff Review of the Uglies Series

Post written by Glenda from Visiting Library Services I really liked the Hunger Games despite not being an avid reader of young adult material, so when I was waiting in the doctor’s office one day reading an article about similar books, … Continue reading

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Governor General’s Literary Awards and Scotiabank Giller Prize Shortlists Announced

Literary award season is here!  I am always curious to view the shortlists for the major literary awards … it is gratifying to have read or “discovered” some of the titles before they receive a lot of hype.  The Giller Prize was founded … Continue reading

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Best new books this fall

With the Thanksgiving weekend upon us and the fall foliage at its peak, what better time to cozy up with a novel and a warm cup of tea? When new books arrive at the library, there is often a hold on them … Continue reading

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