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10 Interesting Facts about Books

August 16, 2018
Catherine

From the ridiculous (Alice in Wonderland was once banned because it features talking animals!) to the shocking (1 of 4 American haven’t read a book in the past year!), I love learning fun facts and trivia about books. Here, I have rounded up some of the most interesting:

Staff Picks: Beneath a Scarlet Sky

August 14, 2018
Catherine

Here's Andree's review for Beneath a Scarlet Sky, a unforgettable true story by Mark Sullivan:

Staff Picks: Her Pretty Face

August 10, 2018
Catherine

Marg recently enjoyed Her Pretty Face, a new novel of psychological fiction by Robyn Harding. Here is her review:

Staff Picks: The Man Who Loved Libraries

August 1, 2018
Catherine

Kristin recently read (and loved!) The Man Who Loved Libraries: The Story of Andrew Carnegie by Andrew Larsen. Here is her review:

Romantic reads for summer

July 24, 2018
Catherine

Aside from the mystery genre (in all of its forms), romance is easily the most popular genre of the book world. Circulation statistics for our romance books at the library have always been steady but with the advent of library e-books being offered in the last couple years we are seeing just how significant is the demand for romance among our readership.

Staff Picks: The Life We Bury

July 24, 2018
Catherine

Shelby, a Library Page at the Napanee Branch, recently enjoyed The Life We Bury by Allen Eskins. Here is her review:

Local tourism attractions and their literary pairings

July 16, 2018
Catherine

Looking for something interesting to do this summer? Depressed at the prospect of not being able to go on a far-flung vacation? Well, you should note that there are a surprising number of world-class attractions right here in your backyard. Here are five destinations in Lennox & Addington that should be on your radar…and the books that would be perfect to take with you on each adventure!

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No time to read?

July 3, 2018
Catherine

When I’m out and about, people so often say to me, “I just don’t have the time to read.” My feeling is that regardless of your family commitments, employment and packed social calendar, if you love books, you will find the time. Here is how to make it happen:

Unlikable characters and the character-driven reader

July 3, 2018
Catherine

A character-driven reader is someone who reads in order to get into the head of an interesting character. This is different from those who read for setting, storyline or prose. A book with character as its biggest appeal is a book in which readers feel so connected with the characters that when the book is over, they feel they lost someone dear to them. However, there is more than one type of character-driven reader and there is more than one type of character-driven book.

Staff Picks: In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It

July 3, 2018
Catherine

Erin recently enjoyed In Conclusion, Don't Worry About Ita quick read with a positive message. Here is her review: