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What's Your Reading Routine? by Alison McCorkle

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

Woman reading a book while sitting on a pile of books outside

 

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...

Experience a Different Culture Through Fantasy by Elesha Teskey

Posted on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 02:48 PM

Fantasy books are a wonderful escape to worlds full of potential and adventure. Typically thought of as a male savior with a sword or magic who sets off on a quest to defeat evil looking to conquer a world based on Western culture (Game of Thrones is a good example), the genre is much more than that.

What’s great about many fantasy books being released lately is that they are being set in non-Western cultures. These books give us a look inside a different way of life while still providing a great...

My Favourite Book Genre

Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:38 AM

 

collage of book covers

I love to read. As a library clerk, that hardly seems surprising. Working in the library has exposed me to a variety of authors and genres, but there is one genre that never seems to disappoint me, and that is historical fiction. To me, there is something so intriguing about reading a book that takes place during a real historical event, such as during WWII, but has the added creativity of a fiction novel. When the backdrop for a novel is based on real events it gives me the feeling that...

Here's to a Beloved Classic by Carmen Peddie

Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 03:33 PM

To Kill a Mockingbird book and movie cover, and Go Set a Watchman book

 

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

If you have never read “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves a great story! It contains just about every emotion you can think of: anger, sadness, humor, compassion, righteous indignation, jealousy, racism, envy, and more…and, it makes you think!

To Kill a Mockingbird is about conscience and how it is instilled in two children. It is about a courageous Southern lawyer Atticus Finch “appointed to defend...

Addicted to Adventure by Sharren Reil

Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 11:02 AM

I have always been an avid fiction reader, but one day I stumbled across the story of Earnest Shackleton and his 1914-1917 trans-Antarctic Endurance Expedition.  Wow! This has to be one of the most incredible adventure stores of all time.  I was hooked.  I was a young, bored girl living in Victoria with a huge desire for adventure.  I started stalking the aisles of our local Carnegie library, always on the search for stories of life on the edge, of struggles and survival, and...