What I Loved #17: Giant Days, Vinegar Girl, Batgirl, Barcelona, Marriage

I am almost a year into my new role as Children and Teen Librarian! I’ve been visiting classes, running program after program, zipping out to conferences,  buying piles of books, deleting piles of other books, and singing If You’re Happy and You Know It. There’s a STORYTIME EMERGENCY and I’ve got everything I need to fix… Read More What I Loved #17: Giant Days, Vinegar Girl, Batgirl, Barcelona, Marriage

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 #11: Beauty Queens, Fifteen Dogs, Mini Terrariums, TCAF

Springtime is upon us! Somehow in-between planning for fall programs (yes, we start early at the library), attending lovely weddings, and shopping for flower pots, I’ve been reading. A lot. And as you’ll see from the photos, mostly outside. What I Read Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis: In an effort to determine whether or not human intelligence… Read More What I Loved #11: Beauty Queens, Fifteen Dogs, Mini Terrariums, TCAF

What I Loved #6 – Belzhar, Zita the Spacegirl, Meditation, Uptown Waterloo, and Graduation

What I Read The thing about working in 2 library systems is…that there’s just so much more to read! I’ve read so many books this month – I’ll just have to give you bite-sized reviews of each of them. 1000 Feelings For Which There Are No Names by Mario Giodano: New to our non-fiction collection,… Read More What I Loved #6 – Belzhar, Zita the Spacegirl, Meditation, Uptown Waterloo, and Graduation