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That one was a crazy idea, to announce a murder! I also really loved And Then There Were None, which was a stand alone novel. I felt that story was the ultimate locked room mystery, but instead of a room it's an island.
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On September 15 Dame Agatha Christie would have turned 128 years old if she were still alive. Despite having passed away in 1976 her books continue to be published, made into television specials, movies and the longest running play in London's West End history. This maven of mystery wrote more... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Buzz...About Books
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Summer is full of fun and sun and reading too! And that includes reading in French! Whether your child is francophone or a student of French in school, summer is a great time to read in French and do book reports for the TD Summer Reading Club. Just like in... Continue reading
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Celebrities are extending their reach into the publishing world, either with their own books, their own publishing company or imprint, or they are simply promoting books they are enjoying themselves. The famous SJP aka Sarah Jessica Parker recently announced that she has a publishing imprint where she will acquire and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2018 at The Buzz...About Books
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This past weekend, we saw hail, snow and rain all leading towards flooding and power outages. Many people are glad they haven't changed their snow tires yet and I had to drag out my snow boots again. Considering this is mid-April, I am more than a little miffed at Mother... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2018 at The Buzz...About Books
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The world has lost one of the most brilliant modern minds, Stephen Hawking. Hawking was a world renowned theoretical physicist who sought to bring science to the people. He wrote books, appeared on television shows and had a movie made about his life recently. Neil de Grasse Tyson tweeted "His... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2018 at The Buzz...About Books
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Winter is still upon us! All the groundhogs, pigs and in the Maritimes a lobster couldn't decide when winter is going to end, so I am assuming it is here for a while. To help me get through the cleaning off my car, shoveling my sidewalk and slower drives to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2018 at The Buzz...About Books
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This time of year, everyone is worrying about sticking to their New Year's resolutions (which with luck, will stick around longer than a few days), but there is something else to be thinking about. January is Alzheimer's Awareness Month here in Canada. This can be an extremely difficult disease to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at The Buzz...About Books
Thanks for the comment Lisa. Tea parties are always fun, for any age!
Toggle Commented Nov 29, 2017 on A Royal Engagement at The Buzz...About Books
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It has been announced officially that the fifth in line for the Royal throne in the United Kingdom is engaged. I imagine some people the world over are weeping over their lost chance to marry into the royal family. This announcement has also created buzz because the prince's fiancee is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2017 at The Buzz...About Books
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Over twenty years ago, readers the world over met Lyra Belacqua, daemons, noble polar bears and Jordan College, a parallel of our own Oxford University. We followed Lyra and her adventures through Philip Pullman's Dark Materials trilogy, Lyra's Oxford, Once Upon A Time In The North and The Collectors. Now,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2017 at The Buzz...About Books
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I am not sure when it happened, but it seems the fall season is not marked so much by when the leaves change colour and children go back to school, but when the world is subjected to pumpkin spice in everything. I am not saying that I do not enjoy... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2017 at The Buzz...About Books
There are certain authors that make me look forward to fall, such as Louise Penny, Rick Riordan, Lee Child, John Sandford and if I am lucky Val McDermid!
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It is sad to say that summer is coming to an end again. Signs of this include back to school ads everywhere, Halloween candy in the grocery stores and the signs for the Canadian National Exhibition (August 18 - September 4). However, this is not all sad news as many... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2017 at The Buzz...About Books
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Warm weather is finally upon us and reading outside in the sun on the beach is summer tradition... or on a patio, or in a backyard, whatever you enjoy. Beach-read booklists are very popular, since many of us love to read while at the beach. This is when we give... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2017 at The Buzz...About Books
I really enjoyed the movie Jurassic World and can't wait for the new movie. Plus dinosaurs are always cool and lots of kids love to read about them and tell us about them for the TD Summer Reading Club. Can't wait!
Toggle Commented Jun 9, 2017 on Return to Jurassic Park at The Buzz...About Books
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Last summer it was all about capybaras from High Park and today it's deer trapped in a Scarborough plaza. What makes this story unique is that the family has grown from two to three members with a fawn joining them on Wednesday. This is great reminder that Toronto does include... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2017 at The Buzz...About Books
That is correct, the date signifies a major battle that Mexican forces won over the French. That win for the Mexican forces is said to have a major symbolic victory and helped garner support before Mexico was able to gain their independence. I apologize for the error.
Toggle Commented May 8, 2017 on Cinco de Mayo at The Buzz...About Books
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This is the day that many people wish to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with many, many margaritas, because nothing says "I support Mexican holidays" like drinking margaritas. For those who don't know what Cinco de Mayo is really about here is a documentary by the History Channel to explain it... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at The Buzz...About Books
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Spring is finally coming to Toronto. I know it was officially spring March 20, but the weather is finally showing promise of warmth, sun shine and finally we can venture outside to read out favourite new books. There is nothing nicer than sitting outside a coffee shop with the sun... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2017 at The Buzz...About Books
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Canada is celebrating its 150th birthday this year and the Order of Canada has been around for 50 years. Recently one of my favourite authors Louise Penny was awarded this honor in Ottawa. Louise Penny has written 12 books in her Inspector Gamache series and they are primarily set in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2017 at The Buzz...About Books
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The newest book from the mind of Ian Hamilton will be released this upcoming week, entitled The Couturier of Milan. This is the tenth book in the wildly popular series written by Ian Hamilton, a Canadian author hailing from Burlington, Ontario. This series follows the highly adventurous and dangerous life... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at The Buzz...About Books
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This past September, a book was published that highlighted the contributions of three African American women in the NASA Space Program during the height of the space race. These human computers used pencils, slide rulers and paper (this is before our phones had apps to do math for us) to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2016 at The Buzz...About Books
You are totally right Noa, this month is recognized in the United States as Alzheimer's month and not here in Canada until January. In the future I will be sure to use Canadian sources for recognized month events.
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Great book choice. It's an interesting way to demonstrate what can happen to someone early on when they have trouble believing what is happening around them.
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