Thursday, December 9, 2010

Coronation Street Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

The long-running British drama - Coronation Street - is celebrating its 50th anniversary today - December 9. Based in the fictional Manchester area of Weatherfield, Corrie follows the trials and tributionals of its working class characters. Canadians are some of the most keen fans of this television serial.

The Lincoln Public Library has a wide range of Corrie books and DVDs.

New additions to the library's collection include the movie DVD Romanian Holiday featuring Roy and Hailey Cropper and 50 Years On The Street: My Life With Ken Barlow by William Roache.

Raise a pint to Ken, Dierdre, Rita, Betty and all the other fasinating and infuriating characters on Coronation Street.

Happy Birthday Corrie!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Shakespeare's Bastard

Richard B. Wright has done it again with his fictionalized memoir of Shakespeare's illegitimate daughter.

Well researched and elegantly written, it is a must read for all who love historical fiction and Canadian writing. St. Catharines based author.

Put it on hold today!

December Top Ten Books and DVDs

Top Ten Novels

Larsson, Stieg - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Follett, Ken - Fall of Giants
Patterson, James - Don't Blink
Child, Lee - Worth Dying For
Larsson, Stieg - The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Roberts, Nora - Happy Ever After
Connelly, Michael - The Reversal
Parker, Robert B. - Painted Ladies
Sandford, John - Bad Blood
Grisham, John - The Confession

Top Ten DVDs

Toy Story 3
Letters to Juliet
How to Train your Dragon
Date Night
When in Rome
Robin Hood
The Back-up Plan
Percy Jackson & the Olympians
The Karate Kid
The Bounty Hunter