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Thank you for the comment Florence. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed Bryan Cranston's biography. I'm looking forward to listening to it.
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The winners of the annual Audie Awards were recently announced. The Audie Awards are presented each year by the Audio Publishers Association to honour the best in audio publishing. Some of the winning audiobooks for 2017 are: Audiobook of the Year: Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at The Buzz...About Books
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In a weird coincidence, two of my favorite nonfiction books of the last few years have been made into new films that are available within days of each other. The Lost City of Z by David Grann has been made into a feature film which is in limited release in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2017 at The Buzz...About Books
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Posted Mar 20, 2017 at Kcornforth's blog
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I'll admit, I generally avoid novels in the magical realism genre. In the past, I've found the added element of magic in a story otherwise based in reality more irritating than interesting. That's just me. Yet, when I came across Himself by Jess Kidd, I thought I'd try again. I'm... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at The Buzz...About Books
Thank you for the suggestion Jason. I'll be sure to pass it along. If you are looking for more Canadian magazines, make sure to have a look at the Flipster Collection. Canada's History, Canadian Business, Canadian Geographic, Chatelaine, Maclean's, MoneySense and The Walrus are all available through that service. http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEDB0189&R=EDB0189
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Thanks Linda. I missed that one.
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Thank you for the comment Sheilah. I'm glad you enjoyed the book.
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The movie Hidden Figures is having an incredible awards season. It has already won the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the Screen Actors Guild Awards and has been nominated for many other awards, including two Golden Globe Awards and three Oscars. If you have wondered... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at The Buzz...About Books
Great post Reagan! I really like those words from your favourite gym instructor. I'll definitely keep them mind when I'm feeling lazy (which is most days). Good luck with your running.
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2017 on New Year, New You! at Health and Wellness Blog
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Thank you for the suggestions Somebuddy. I'm glad to hear that you are enjoying Great Courses through Hoopla. I hope that you are aware that they are also available through OneClickdigital in audiobook format. I've passed along your comments regarding Hoopla and Great Courses to the library staff responsible for our Hoopla subscription.
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Through the Loan Stars program, I read the recently published novel To Capture What We Cannot Keep by Beatrice Colin. It is one of several novels that I have come across in the last little while set in Paris during the period of The Belle Époque. The period of French... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2016 at The Buzz...About Books
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There are so many excellent nonfiction books available at the moment that it is difficult to decide which to read first! If you prefer to read nonfiction, or perhaps have a nonfiction reader on your gift list, have a look at this list of some of the recently books that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2016 at The Buzz...About Books
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The bestselling Canadian author of The Birth House and The Virgin Cure, Ami McKay will be at North York Central Library on Tues Nov 1, 2016 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. She will be discussing her new, beguiling novel, The Witches of New York, a tale of three remarkable young... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2016 at North York Central Library Blog
Thank you for the comment Sean. I hope you enjoy the film.
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Now that we are well into autumn, it is time to again have a look at the upcoming movies that are based on books. Never Go Back, the 18th book in Lee Child's popular series, has been made into a film that is opening in theatres today, October 21st. Tom... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2016 at The Buzz...About Books
Thank you very much for this information. I'll be sure to pass it along to the TPL staff members who are our contacts for Zinio. I'm glad to hear that you are making such good use of Zinio. Enjoy!
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Enid, thank you for sharing the story about your Mom. True inspiration to keep reading and to make sure to work our minds and our memory every day.
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In the recent article Read Books, Live Longer, the New York Times reported on a study that found a connection between book reading and a longer life. In the study of over 3,000 participants, the researchers found that people who read books for over three and a half hours a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at The Buzz...About Books
Thanks for the comment Mark. I'm sure you will find some awesome books to read in the OverDrive and OneClickdigital collections.
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Thanks for the comment Sarah. I hope you enjoy the many great audiobooks and lectures on OneClickdigital.
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That's great news Marina! Please spread the word! Enjoy Hoopla and check out our Criterion collection, Lynda and all our other online resources.
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During this time of year many people stop by the library looking for suggestions for books to read during their vacations. After all, there is nothing like spending a relaxing summer's day involved in a good book, preferably with a favourite beverage close by. The hardest part is finishing one... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2016 at The Buzz...About Books
Thanks for the recommendation Julie. I'll certainly be adding it to my 'to read' list for this summer.
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