It’s Been Over a Decade!

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Although it’s been more than a dozen years since HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE  hit theatres, we’re about to get three more movies in the HP series! These ones will be based on FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE TO FIND THEM, the most famous Hogwarts textbook.  J. K. Rowling is now writing the scripts for the three movies (at least three), and they will take place about seven years before Harry and his friends even go to Hogwarts. So, don’t expect to see your favourite characters to return, but maybe there will be plenty of new characters for you to love!

Harry Potter fans around the world are gearing up for this. I’m sure we can expect a whole new generation of fans, not only of the movies, but a renewed interest in the books.

Published in: on October 23, 2014 at 3:17 am  Leave a Comment  
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Diana Gabaldon Signs the Deal!

For those of you who are Outlander fans, uber-author Diana Gabaldon just signed her contract for the ninth–and final–book in the series! Apparently, her agent waited about a year to finalize the book deal in order to wage more bargaining power now that the television series based on the books has become so popular. For this ninth book,  it is suggested she made a $6million-dollar deal…about double that of the eighth book in the series.

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Will she decide that TEN is the magic number in order to secure another big publishing deal?  Gabaldon says no. According to an interview she made in 2012, there were always supposed to be nine.  Considering the time factor between books, this is probably more than most of her fans can handle. 

Now we must wait to hear what the new book will be called……..

Published in: on October 15, 2014 at 3:16 am  Leave a Comment  
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The Scotiabank Giller Prize Shortlist announced!

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Early last week, the Scotiabank Giller Prize Short List was announced, and there are some great choices! The authors will have a variety of public events over the course of the next month, and the final winner will be announced on  CBC at 9pm on November 10th. Who will you pick as the winner?

 

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THE BETRAYERS by David Bezmozgis is about a disgraced Israeli politician.

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TELL by Frances Itani takes place at the end of the Great War.

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US CONDUCTORS by Sean Michaels is a mix of love, electricity and the jazz age.

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THE GIRL WHO WAS SATURDAY NIGHT by Heather O’Neill is the tale of two special twins and their charmed life.

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ALL MY PUNY SORROWS by Mirian Toews , a story about two very different sisters.

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THE EVER AFTER OF ASHWIN RAO by Padma Viswanathan is set in the time after the 1985 Air India bombings.

Published in: on October 14, 2014 at 3:36 am  Leave a Comment  
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Be Thankful, Day 2

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Today is all about being thankful for the wonderful places we can go in our communities to buy books. We have a local bookstore called Read’s Book Shop, located on Bridge St., right in the heart of downtown. It’s always a busy place, with food and warm drinks on a cold day, while you sit and have a chat, take part in a book club meeting, or just drop in to grab the latest new release from your favourite author. We support local business by purchasing books for the library there as often as we can, and they’re always ready to help.

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Do you have a local bookstore where you go to spend time? Let us know about it, and drop by today to say thank you to them!  They’ll appreciate it!

Book Club!

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For the very first time, we’re holding a book club at the Carleton Place Public Library!  It’s going to be an exciting fall, so if you’re looking to meet up with other readers from our community, we welcome you to come to the first meeting on Monday, October 20th from 6:30pm – 8pm.  Regular meetings will be the second Monday of each month, same time. We’ll be picking the book selections at the first meeting, so come with your recommendations!

And yes, there will be refreshments! Registration is required, so call us for more information at 257-2702.

Book Bingo

Many of our patrons tell us that they hear about books on the radio, on TV, or in the newspaper, and then they come in to request them. If you’re one of those people, CBC Books just put out a fun Bingo Card to help you feel like you’re accomplishing something with your reading. With the Canada Reads coming up in the early spring, this will also help.

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This is a lot like the Book Buck Bingo cards we do each summer for our teens.  Make your own rewards, if you like.  One line could be a lunch out with a reading friend. Get all four corners, and maybe you can buy yourself something you’ve been looking at in that special store. Or be really creative and purchase a book for a friend or co-worker when you complete the card.  Whatever you decide to do, have some fun!

Published in: on September 22, 2014 at 3:59 am  Leave a Comment  
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