WRIST, and Indigenous Horror Story

wrist220Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler has written a terrifying tale about the mythological creature known as the Wiindigo, and what better way to honor his indigenous roots than to put the creature from stories he heard growing up, into a horror novel that will certainly draw readers from all walks of life.

WRIST tells the tale of the Wiindigo, a giant cannibal monster who doesn’t waste any time killing his first victim in Adler’s book. Adler was inspired by many contemporary horror writers, such as Anne Rice, who often uses mythical creatures in her works. And while he didn’t include any of the rather terrifying illustrations that inspired him in his book, he said that they helped him “realize the world a little more”.

You can read more about WRIST and Adler, as well as see the illustrations that he used when writing the book right here. He is also an artist, working in a variety of mediums, and you can find all of his work on his website.

Zombies revisited

giftsTHE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS by M.R. Carey is not your average zombie novel. And now it’s being made into a movie that has reviewers all atwitter! While we often go through cycles of popularity (vampires, vikings, superpowers, fight to the death games), zombies is the latest genre to be written and viewed to almost a breaking point. THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS is breaking all of the rules, however, and causing people to say this movie/book will change everything.

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her “our little genius.”

Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don’t like her. She jokes that she won’t bite, but they don’t laugh.
The Girl With All the Gifts is a groundbreaking thriller, emotionally charged and gripping from beginning to end.

You can see the official trailer here to get a sense for the book.

What do you think? Is the zombie genre “dead”? (See how I did that?)

How Many Have You Read?

books100-bannerdesktop-nwqCBC Books has just come up with a list of 100 Canadian novels they feel you should read. Take the simple quiz to see how many you’ve already read, and then add the rest to your TBR pile right away. We have amazing authors in Canada, and we should all be able to say we’ve read some from the list.

Not really into adult fiction? They also have a YA list for Canadian books for teens!

books-100-banner-revMake it your goal to expand your list this summer!

Adult Summer Reading is back!

adultWe’re doing it again….Adult Summer Reading!  Don’t just let the kids have fun this summer, sign up for Adult Summer Reading right now and maximize your chances of winning a great prize!

HOW DOES IT WORK?

All you have to do is come in and ask for the Adult Summer Reading Kit! Our amazing staffer Caroline has put together some fabulous–and fun–kits for adults. Open it up here, or take it home to find out what’s inside. (Hint….there is a guide to the reading program, and a SCRATCH card!)

DO I HAVE TO READ CERTAIN BOOKS?

Yes…and no. We want you to read what you like this summer, but we also want to challenge you to get out of your comfort zone. So, the summer reading cards inside your kit will get you to do just that. Give it a try. The more you experiment, the more chances you’ll have at winning. And who doesn’t like winning?

WHAT CAN I WIN?

We have SO many fun things, from special Library vouchers, to gift cards, to a crazy amazing prize (shh….it’s a secret).  With every book you read, you’ll have more chances at winning. Don’t stick with the same old-same old….try something new. You might be surprised!

Come in and pick up your kit today!  It’s going to be a wild summer!

 

TD Summer Reading Club

TDSRC_Logo_colour_ENG_with_2016Once again, we’re taking part in the TD Summer Reading Club! This is a wonderful program aimed at children aged 0 – 12, and it provides tons of support–and fun–to help get your child reading this summer.

First up, we’re holding our Library Lemonade Stand Summer Reading Kick-Off on Thursday, June 30th, from 1-3pm.  This is a rain or shine event, with lots of ice cold lemonade, to kick off summer reading in the best way possible.  Join us on the front steps of the library to get your glass of lemonade, register for summer reading, and enter to win one of our Library Gold Cards!  It’s going to be WILD!

Once your child registers, they’ll be given a fun bag full of reading supplies to get them through the summer. They’ll be collecting stickers, filling out ballots for great prizes, and adding to our special summer display…just for reading books! Children taking part in our literacy tutoring sessions will also join in the fun, so don’t worry, we’re not leaving anyone out.

Speaking of everyone, during the Lemonade Stand, teens can also register to read and pick up their Book Buck Bingo card. This summer is going to be one of the most fun ones ever, with lots of new challenge squares, weekly Take and Makes with prizes, and fun things to spend your Book Bucks on in August and September.

And we’re not leaving out adults. During the week of July 4-8th, you can register for Adult Summer Reading, which is all about choosing whatever books you enjoy–and maybe finding some new ones–and getting your chance at a Library Gold Card, too! We’ll have some fun planned for you as well, with prizes and more….but you’ll have to come to the library to find out what.

If you want to get a jump on summer reading, the TD Summer Reading Club website has great book suggestions for the kids, some fun ideas to do with the kids on days off, and much more. Take a look around, and come to the library to find out more.

Book Launch!

18(1)If you’re looking for a fun afternoon next week, plan on dropping by the library on Tuesday, June 28 at 1pm. We’ll be cheering on one of our library writer’s group, Sharon Holzscherer, as she celebrates her debut novel and launches it into the world.

Sharon will read from PATTERNS OF DISORDER, will tell us a bit about her journey as a writer, and will sign copies of her book at the launch. They’ll be available for cash or cheque only, but if you forget to bring your wallet, she’ll also hand out info on where you can purchase a copy later.

Hope to see you then!

Cooking, Revisited

If you’re following food trends these days, people are cooking lighter, eating more raw foods, and enjoying the farmer’s market finds more than ever. If you’re interested in trying out some of this fresh thinking, you might want to drop by the library to pick up a new cookbook that follows one of these trends.

Try any one of these for some clean-eating recipes that are also tasty!

foodWe’ve got all of these and many more available. You can find and reserve them on our website. All you need is your library card and PIN!

http://carletonplacelibrary.ca