Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Giller Prize Tonight

The Giller Prize will be awarded tonight.  Who will win?

I'll post the winner tomorrow on the blog!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

November Adult Book Group

The Adult Book Group will meet next on Thursday November 15 at 1:30 p.m.  We will go back to our regular topic format.  We will be discussing our recent favourite reads.

New members are always welcome.

For more information, contact Jill @ 905-563-7014.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Booker Prize Winner - Bring Up the Bodies

Hilary Mantel has won the 2012 Book Prize for "Bring Up the Bodies".  Mantel also won the Booker for the first book in the series, "Wolf Hall," in 2009. She is the first woman to be a two-time winner of the prize, Britain's most prestigious award for literary fiction. The winner receives about $80,000.

Place your hold today for this worthy prize-winner!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Governor General's Award 2012 Shortlist

Tamas Dobozy, Siege 13
Robert Hough, Dr. Brinkley’s Tower
Vincent Lam, The Headmaster’s Wager
Carrie Snyder, The Juliet Stories
Linda Spalding, The Purchase

Julie Bruck, Monkey Ranch
David McGimpsey, Li’l Bastard
A. F. Moritz, The New Measures
Lisa Pasold, Any Bright Horse
James Pollock, Sailing to Babylon

Catherine Banks, It is Solved by Walking
Trina Davies, The Romeo Initiative
Karen Hines, Drama: Pilot Episode
Cathy Ostlere & Dennis Garnhum, Lost: A Memoir
Anusree Roy, Brothel #9

Nahlah Ayed, A Thousand Farewells: A Reporter’s Journey from Refugee Camp to the Arab Spring
Carol Bishop-Gwyn, The Pursuit of Perfection: A Life of Celia Franca
Wade Davis, Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest
Ross King, Leonardo and the Last Supper
Noah Richler, What We Talk About When We Talk About War

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Giller Short List

Read the finalists for the Giller Prize from your library!
·     Will Ferguson for his novel 419, published by Viking Canada (in library collection)

·     Alix Ohlin for her novel Inside, published by House of Anansi Press (on order)

·     Nancy Richler for her novel The Imposter Bride, published by HarperCollins Publishers (in library collection)

·     Kim Thúy for her novel Ru, translated by Sheila Fischman, published by Random House Canada (in library collection)

·     Russell Wangersky for his short story collection Whirl Away, published by Thomas Allen Publishers (on order)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

October Top Ten

Top Ten Adult Fiction

Author (normalized)
Fifty Shades of Grey
E. L. James
A Wanted Man
Lee Child
Where We Belong
Emily Griffin
The Casual Vacancy
J. K. Rowling
James Patterson
Perfect  Hope
Nora Roberts
Fifty Shades Freed
E. L. James
Stolen  Prey
John Sandford
Friends Forever
Danielle Steel
The Vow
Kim Carpenter

Top Ten DVDs

The  Hunger Games
Mirror Mirror
Marvel's the Avengers
We  Bought a Zoo
Sherlock Holmes
Snow White and the Huntsman
The  Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
The Five Year Engagement
The  Vow