Your Pet in a Book

As we come into present-buying season, books are always a favourite for Librarians to recommend. While we haven’t read this book, it sure does seem like a fun idea for those who might have a special pet at home.

I See Me’s fun site allows you to choose your dog’s style, include your dog’s name, and the names of up to four people who love him/her, and they’ll create the book. Sounds fun, right?  Genius. What child–or dog lover in general–wouldn’t want to get a book like this?

Let us know if you’ve purchased one of these books in the comments. We’d love to hear how it turned out!


Random Monday Post

This is a completely ridiculous post—but I couldn’t help it. After the recent Colonel Sanders romance novel that was released earlier this year, it seem that the strangeness isn’t quite over.

Someone noticed that the KFC Twitter account only follows 11 people. Not super unusual—a lot of celebrity accounts rarely follow anyone, but have multitudes of followers themselves. However, upon closer inspection of the KFC account, the 11 people are not as random as they seem, and it’s quite funny.

Very apropos, KFC follows all the Spice Girls, and six men named Herb.

Well done, KFC!

Star Wars Reads Day

We’re celebrating Star Wars Reads day this coming Saturday at the library. Drop in anytime between 10am – 5pm for a fun Star Wars I spy, a special photo wall, and lots of fun take homes—including books! We LOVE Star Wars at the library, and we know you do, too. Every day should be Star Wars Reads Day!

(Psssstt……dress as your favourite Star Wars character for extra fun!)

A Wrinkle in Time

Have you seen the previews for Disney’s adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s A WRINKLE IN TIME ? How about this explanation of what they have planned:

The clock ticks, time bends, space shifts, and Oprah is your planet-hopping tour guide through all of it. Consider that your intro-level education to A Wrinkle in Time.

Yes. Just, yes.  It stars Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, and Mindy Kaling among others, and the whole thing is a spin on whatever you once thought about the book. You can read more about it all, and see some amazing visuals from Entertainment Weekly, which are absolutely stunning, right here.

The movie is set to release March 9, 2018, so we have a while to wait yet. But I think it’s going to be worth it, don’t you?

What are your thoughts on this adaptation?

What did they wear?

It surprises me to know that authors actually wear something other than sweats and slippers. Or maybe it’s when they go out in public. (I’m totally teasing here, but if you follow any active author on Instagram or Facebook, you’d be hard-pressed to find one who isn’t participating in a sock-Sunday event as the biggest thing of their week). So, this book totally intrigues me.

What do you think? Is there an audience out there for what librarians wear?

CBC Books Summer Reading List

Read the North. That’s our adult summer reading club slogan. And while we want you to TRY some Canadian authors this summer, we understand that not everyone can do without their favourite-author fix.The CBC has put together their Summer Reading List, and there are some great books here to help augment your summer reading.

You can save their list as a PDF with all of the titles and authors, or click on each book cover to read a bit about the book and the author. We have a lot of these books in our library, so get your holds list going early. You don’t want to be left out in the cold this summer (unless it’s really hot, and then it might be nice to feel a bit chilly).

Happy Reading!