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Books with Unreliable Narrators by Emily Smith

Posted on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 12:20 PM

The use of an unreliable narrator in fiction books is a common trope, particularly within the mystery and thriller genre. An unreliable narrator adds to the intrigue. It leaves the reader wondering whether or not they can be trusted.  Is the narrator crazy? Or is there actually someone out to get them…

One of the more popular books with an unreliable narrator is Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. The main character may have witnessed, or even been involved in a crime, but she was drunk and...

Comfort Reading by Elesha Teskey

Posted on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 12:50 PM

The end days of summer are here and our thoughts are turning to the cooler weather of fall and the comforts of a cozy blanket and warm beverages…or maybe pumpkin spice products if that’s your thing. Fall is traditionally a season of change as we prepare for the coming winter but sometimes it’s nice to hang onto the familiar, like a favourite book.

There are some people who don’t like to re-read books, but I’m not one of those. Like a favourite movie, there’s something wonderful about being able...

Calling All Royals Fans by Hannah Wight

Posted on Wednesday, September 04, 2019 02:41 PM

If you’re anything like me, then you’re captivated by the British Royal Family. I love reading and learning about all things Royal, and have thus discovered a great collection of books here at the library that have met this need. Below is a list of books that you may find intriguing:


1) The Gown by Jennifer Robson

The Gown is a captivating historical fiction novel about Queen Elizabeth’s wedding gown and the women who made it. This novel jumps from London, 1947 to Toronto, 2016 and follows...

My Brain on Books by Sharren Reil

Posted on Thursday, August 08, 2019 02:57 PM

I have always preferred a good book over a movie or T.V. show and now neuroscientists are telling me that this benefits my brain!  Recent studies into how the brain works are revealing that reading, and also listening to stories, has positive effects on brain development.  Listening to stories, like our available eBooks, makes your brain work.  Different areas of my brain light up depending on the topic discussed.

When we read or listen to words our brains makes pictures, or photos...

What's Your Reading Routine? by Alison McCorkle

Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 03:03 PM


We’ve been busy at the Temiskaming Shores Public Library with Summer Reading Contests for both adults and children who read in English and Défi de lecture for adults and children who read in French.

I’m sad to say that I think I’m only on my second book of the summer!  I read for pleasure every day but I’m not going through my book choices very quickly at all!  I think the reason is that I’m too tired and I usually do most of my reading when I go to bed at night.

What is your reading...