Favourite Book of 2015: The Library at Mount Char

Not since Harry Potter have I devoured a book like this. The writing – fantastic. The plot – even more fantastic. The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins is a dark comedy, twisty mystery, and modern mythology, rolled up into one magnificent debut novel. Twelve orphaned children are adopted by a man with supernatural abilities named… Read More Favourite Book of 2015: The Library at Mount Char

An Annotated List of My Favourite YA Books

We Were Liars by E Lockhart: Don’t be fooled – even though the cover might make this look like a simple summer romance novel, it’s a psychological thriller through and through. Cadence suffered a traumatic brain injury during her 15th year on her family’s summer island. During her 17th year she struggles to piece together… Read More An Annotated List of My Favourite YA Books

What I Loved #13: The Martian, The Rook, Camping, Still Alice

School is back in session! And that means so are my 7:30am shifts. As I readjust to driving in with the sunrise, I reflect on all the fantastic books I’ve read this summer. My currently reading list is getting hazardously long, especially now that the Giller Prize longlist was announced (yay Andre Alexis and Heather… Read More What I Loved #13: The Martian, The Rook, Camping, Still Alice

Book Review: Surprisingly dark and enlightening “Fifteen Dogs”

Ever wondered what your dogs would say if they could speak? Canadian author André Alexis’s apologue (a brief allegorical fable) might shed some light on the matter. In an effort to determine whether or not human intelligence contributes to happiness, Greek gods Apollo and Hermes grant intelligence to fifteen dogs in a Toronto veterinary clinic.… Read More Book Review: Surprisingly dark and enlightening “Fifteen Dogs”

What I Loved #10: MORE Psychological Thrillers, Cutthroat Kitchen, and Headphone Discos

It’s been a crazy month couple months! My libraries have been busier than ever, I currently have 14 books out on my card, and I’m planning programs galore. Now that the weather is warming up I have some big plans in the works. But in the meantime, I’ve been loving a lot of stuff lately.… Read More What I Loved #10: MORE Psychological Thrillers, Cutthroat Kitchen, and Headphone Discos

My Latest Readers’ Advisory Tool: Harry Potter Secondary Characters Reading Map

harrypottercharacterreadalikes.wordpress.com I created a coping mechanism for muggles in denial: a Harry Potter Reading Map. I wanted to create a reading map that was as universally appealing as possible, so I decided to choose the most widely read contemporary series I could think of: Harry Potter. This story/character driven series appeals to readers of  all… Read More My Latest Readers’ Advisory Tool: Harry Potter Secondary Characters Reading Map