This is Erin's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Erin's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Erin
Recent Activity
This is great! Brought back a lot of memories. I also enjoyed Beatrix Potter and the Narnia books. A few more that I loved and read over and over were Enid Blyton's Adventures of the Wishing-Chair, Danger on Panther Peak by Bill Wallace, Witch's Sister (book 1 of a great series) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor and then I got into the Fear Street books!
1 reply
Really enjoyed this show and the short story, "Fire in the Hole" that stated it all. Sorry to see the show end, but now I have these books to look for. Thank you!
Toggle Commented Apr 11, 2015 on A Justified Reading List at The Buzz...About Books
1 reply
Image
“Before there was J. K. Rowling, before there was Stephanie Meyer or Suzanne Collins, there was R.L. Stine. Witty, creepy, and compulsively readable, his books defined horror for a generation of young readers—readers who have now come of age.” If you ever enjoyed the Goosebumps or Fear Street series as... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2014 at The Buzz...About Books
Image
In John Searles’ Help for the Haunted, when we first meet 14-year-old Sylvie Mason, it has been a year since she witnessed the murder of her parents. The story flashes back and forth between the years leading to her parents’ murders and the present day, as Sylvie tries to remember... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2013 at The Buzz...About Books
Image
Following the success of The Thirteenth Tale, Diane Setterfield’s highly anticipated second novel, Bellman & Black has finally arrived. As a child, playing with a slingshot, William Bellman hits a rook with a stone, instantly killing it. This childhood event is quickly forgotten, however, it will forever change the course... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2013 at The Buzz...About Books
Hope you enjoy it, Lydia!
Toggle Commented Oct 11, 2013 on An Adult Fairy Tale at The Buzz...About Books
1 reply
Image
Kate Morton’s The Forgotten Garden, is the perfect read for anyone who enjoys family sagas. It uncovers ancient secrets as well as mysteries surrounding character’s identities, with the magical feel of a fairy tale mixed in. This book is told through different characters as it flashes back and forth between... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2013 at The Buzz...About Books
Image
The Painted Girls, the second novel by Canadian author Cathy Marie Buchanan, is based on the life of Marie van Goethem, who was a model for Edgar Degas and the subject of his sculpture La Petite Danseuse de Quatorze Ans. Degas’ sculpture caused quite a controversy when it was unveiled... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2013 at The Buzz...About Books
Image
Tamar Myers series of mysteries, set in the Congo, includes The Headhunter’s Daughter and The Boy Who Stole the Leopard’s Spots, and concludes with The Girl Who Married an Eagle. The final book in the series involves many familiar characters, but is not a mystery. This novel can still be... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2013 at The Buzz...About Books
Image
Now that Season 3 of Game of Thrones is over, we have another year to wait before we return to Westeros and learn the fate of our favourite characters. Will Daenerys and her dragons ever return to the Seven Kingdoms? What evils will King Joffrey and the Lannister family commit... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2013 at The Buzz...About Books
Image
A Korean family must deal with this situation in Kyung-sook Shin's Please Look After Mom. A 69 year old mother is separated from her husband in the Seoul subway station and goes missing. Her family deals with their memories of her, as they search for her. The story is told... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2013 at The Buzz...About Books
Image
Looking for a fast, enjoyable read? Don't have time for the new trend of 800 page books? The Rapid Reads series might just be what you are looking for. These books are usually no longer than 100 pages. Stories include anything from mysteries, gang life to romance. If you prefer... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2013 at The Buzz...About Books
Image
Helen Humphreys is a Canadian author of poetry and award winning novels. She was born in Kingston-on-Thames, England, and now lives in Kingston, Ontario. Much of her work is based on or inspired by true historical events and key figures. Her writing is very approachable and reading her books allows... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2013 at The Buzz...About Books
Glad to hear you enjoyed the books, Kelli! Shadow of Night can be found here: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM2847272&R=2847272
Toggle Commented Feb 5, 2013 on A Discovery of Witches at The Buzz...About Books
1 reply
Image
If witches and vampires lived among us in the modern world what jobs would they take to fit into society? Well they would be historians, scientists and geneticists of course! Diana Bishop is the descendant of a long line of witches; however, she has rebuked witchcraft and is determined to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2013 at The Buzz...About Books
Image
Researching you family tree has always been a popular activity. Learning stories that you never knew about relatives is fascinating and there is always the dream of discovering that you are related to a historical figure or someone famous. However, if your search has been disappointing and slow, here are... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2012 at The Buzz...About Books
Image
Growing up I remember looking forward to receiving the weekend newspaper to read the comics on the back page. I enjoyed spending time with the classics, like Peanuts and Garfield, but my favourite was and still is Zits. A friend of mine recently admitted to getting his comic fix daily... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2012 at The Buzz...About Books
Image
Alexander McCall Smith has already gained many fans with his bestselling series The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency and 44 Scotland Street. Now his fans will be delighted to discover a new series. Corduroy Mansions is the first book in the series and it began as an online novel in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2012 at The Buzz...About Books
You're welcome! It is a great combination of the two genres, the best of both worlds. Enjoy!
Toggle Commented Sep 26, 2012 on CSI With Magic at The Buzz...About Books
1 reply
Image
Bonnie Torres is a recent New York college graduate, who is desperately looking for a job. She is a magic user, but this ability will not help her find employment...or so she thinks. One day Bonnie receives a phone call informing her of a job interview that she does not... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2012 at The Buzz...About Books
I also enjoy Sherlock Holmes and the illustrated book is definitely a lovely keepsake.
1 reply
Image
Have you read all of the Hunger Games books and are looking for something new to read? Try Moira Young's debut novel, Blood Red Road. Saba is an 18 year old girl, living a secluded life with her father, twin brother Lugh and younger sister Emmi. Life is hard for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2012 at The Buzz...About Books
Image
If you enjoy gritty mysteries with an old-school crime fighter, who follows his own set of morals, you may enjoy Elmore Leonard's books, on which the TV series Justified is based. Raylan Givens is a Deputy U.S. Marshal, who wears a Stetson hat, enjoys ice cream and tends to shoot... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2012 at The Buzz...About Books
I remember loving Middlemarch when I read it many years ago. (Middlemarch can be found in our catalogue here: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM245082&R=245082 ) Maybe I will revisit it soon! Thank you!
1 reply
Image
Some books you can read over and over. These books are like visiting an old friend. Sometimes you discover scenes you had forgotten about or pick up things you missed during the first reading. For me one of these books is The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Written in 1848, this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2012 at The Buzz...About Books