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There must be something in the air... I left my credit card case at the pump when I bought gas last weekend. Fortunately an incredibly ethical person turned it in instead of using my credit, debit, Presto and Ikea Family cards for personal gain.
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It's a great suggestion. Jackson Brodie and his dog resurface in the new release: The Big Sky.
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August 26, 2019 is International Dog Day. Celebrate with your favourite good boy or good girl by going for a walk, playing catch or solving a murder. These mystery series feature crime-solving canines. Andy Carpenter Mysteries by David Rosenfelt Defense attorney Andy Carpenter solves crimes and rights judicial wrongs with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2019 at The Buzz...About Books
Tara French is amazing but for some reason I've never gotten around to reading that one. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Hi, Joy There are so many different types of cat books, it's hard to know where to start. I've added links to some of my other cat-themed blog posts with even more cat related book suggestions. M.
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August 8 is International Cat Day but if you ask your cat, they will tell you that every day is Cat Day. Cats are wonderful companions and there's scientific evidence that living with a cat can improve health. Stroking a cat can reduce stress and lower blood pressure. Just listening... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2019 at The Buzz...About Books
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Whether they serve us, or we serve them, animals are often our most loyal (and sometimes furry... or scaly) best friends. Throughout our history many have worked alongside us through each step of our evolution and progression to where we are today. We may not be privy to an animal’s... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2019 at The Buzz...About Books
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I am hypnotized by the cover of that Gelato book...
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2019 on Dreaming of Rome at Arts & Culture
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As the heat and humidity return this weekend, I can't imagine going into my kitchen for anything but ice cubes. We all have to eat, though. Here are some cookbooks that are perfect for these hot and humid days. Salads: Salads are so refreshing in summer. Cooking Light Big Book... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2019 at The Buzz...About Books
I love that The Baby Sitter's Club are being re-released as graphic novels. It's so nice that they're going to find a new audience. If you're interested in checking them out, here's the catalogue link: https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/search.jsp?Erp=25&N=4289148009+37874&view=grid
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Are you taking our 2019 Reading Challenge? So are library staff all across the city. To celebrate Pride month, we've asked staff for their recommendations for the category "A book by an LGBTQ+ author". These books can also be used in the category "A book recommended to you by library... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2019 at The Buzz...About Books
This is really fascinating. Thank you for sharing. I've added a link above. Baseball has so many larger than life characters, I find myself drawn to the sport for the stories and history more than the game itself.
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Here we are again--Major League Baseball is back. While waiting to see which teams come out on top this year, read about famous players from past eras. The Big Fella by Jane Leavy All formats In this biography, Leavy considers Babe Ruth's influence on popular culture, becoming the first professional... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2019 at The Buzz...About Books
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The New Yorker recently published a profile about A.J. Finn, author of the bestselling novel The Woman at the Window. Finn is a pseudonym used by Daniel Mallory who, it transpires, has not just written fiction, but has also lived it, regularly fabricating stories about his life. For example, he... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2019 at The Buzz...About Books
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Vegan Cuisine Month was started by the American Vegan Society to raise awareness about changing to a cruelty-free, plant-based diet. Perhaps you're curious about veganism. Maybe you've heard that athletes like Venus and Serena Williams are vegan. Even big scary hockey player Zdeno Chára has switched to a primarily plant-based... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2019 at The Buzz...About Books
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Every year we ask our staff to select their favourite books of the year and share the list in a series of blog posts. This is the nonfiction that caught our attention during 2018. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Harari. See all formats Bad Blood: Secrets and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2019 at The Buzz...About Books
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Every year we ask our staff to select their favourite books of the year and share the list in a series of blog posts. This is the third post celebrating the fiction we loved in 2018. Ordinary Strangers by Bill Stenson See all formats The Perfume Burned His Eyes by... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2019 at The Buzz...About Books
I was lucky to get an Advance Readers' Copy of The Silent Patient. I started it but wasn't in the right mood and I kind of forgot about it. When I remembered, I tried again and oh, man, it's so good. I wrote a tiny review on Goodreads if anyone is interested in reading my opinions: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2597775764?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1
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Every year we ask our staff to select their favourite books of the year and share the list in a series of blog posts. These are more of the fiction we loved in 2018, including 2 books with a lighthouse on the cover. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah See... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2018 at The Buzz...About Books
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Every year we ask our staff to select their favourite books of the year and share the list in a series of blog posts. These are 10 of our favourite novels. Any Man by Amber Tamblyn See all formats Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate See all formats Bonfire... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2018 at The Buzz...About Books
I didn't intentionally ignore vegan and vegetarian titles, I'm vegetarian myself. My selection for this post was systematic. I created a master list of all the cookbooks mentioned in 20+ lists. There are about 150 cookbooks on that list. Then I created the post from all the cookbooks that were on 3 or more of the lists. Chloe Flavor and Vegan 100 were each on 2 lists, but none of the vegan/vegetarian books were on 3.
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For the past few weeks I have been obsessively studying online lists from newspapers, magazines and food bloggers to figure out which cookbooks appear most often on Best of 2018 lists. It turns out that the favourite cookbook by a landslide is Ottolenghi Simple by Yotam Ottolenghi which was selected... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2018 at The Buzz...About Books
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There are some potentially great books releasing this week. N.K. Jemisin, who made history earlier this year with her third consecutive Hugo Award for Best Novel, offers her first collection of short stories. In Louise Penny's latest, Armand Gamache is named by a complete stranger to be executor of her... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2018 at The Buzz...About Books
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This week big names like Danielle Steel, Barbara Taylor Bradford and George R.R. Martin have books coming out but I'm most excited about a debut novel called My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite. It's been getting rave reviews. I love Keigo Higashino's mysteries, too. If you enjoy self-help... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2018 at The Buzz...About Books
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Michelle Obama's memoir Becoming is the big book of the week but there are a few other books of interest. This week brings us new books from David Baldacci and Janet Evanovich. I'm really looking forward to Seduction by Karina Longworth who is the creator of the You Must Remember... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2018 at The Buzz...About Books