Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Story of Keep Calm and Carry On

Another lovely video about a lovely bookstore...this time featuring the story behind the now iconic "Keep Calm and Carry On Poster".

Monday, March 26, 2012

B*tches in the Bookstore

It's a bit saucy but fun!!!

B*tches in Bookshops (Parody of N*ggas in Paris)

Performed by La Shea Delaney (2nd verse) and Me (1st verse)

Directed, Produced, Written by Moi
Shot and Edited by Eliav Mintz
Song Recorded and Mixed by Stephen Galgano

Read so hard librarians tryin’ ta FINE me­,
They can’t identify me,
Checked in with a pseudonym, so I guess you can say I’m Mark Twaining.
Read so hard, I’m not lazy.
Go on Goodreads, so much rated.
Fountainhead, on my just read, gave it four stars, and then changed it.
Read so hard, I’m literary.
Goosebumps series, TOO SCARY!

Animal Farm, Jane Eyre
Barnes & Nobles, Foursquare it
No TV, I read instead
Got lotsa Bills, but not bread

Read so hard, got paper cuts
On trains while you're playin’ connect the dots
All these blisters from turning pages
Read so hard, I’m seeing spots

Your Sudoku just can’t compare
Nor Angry Birds cos lookit here
My Little Birds is getting stares
This print’s rare.

Read so hard, I memorize, The Illiad... I know lines.
Watch me spit, classic lit, epic poems that don’t rhyme.
War and Peace, piece of cake, read Tolstoy in 3 days.
Straight through, no delays.
Didn’t miss a word. Not one phrase.

Read so hard librarians tryin’ ta fineee me - That shit cray x 3
Read so hard librarians tryin’ ta fineee me – That shit cray x 3

He said Shea can we get married at the Strand
His Friday Reads are bad so he can’t have my hand
You ball so hard, OK you’re bowling
But I read so hard, I’m JK Rowling

That shit cray
Ain’t it, A? What you readin’?
AQ: DeMontaigne.
You use a Kindle? I carry spines.
Supporting bookshops like a bra, Calvin Klein.

Nerdy boy, he’s so slow
Tuesday we started Foucault
He’s still stuck on the intro? He’s a no go.
It’s sad I had to kick him out my house though –
He Mispronounced an author - MARCEL PROUST

Don’t read in the dark
I highlight with markers
While laying in the park
And wearing Warby Parkers
Marriage Plot broke my heart
And it made me read Barthes
I special ordered a
A softcover not hard- HUAH?AHEHA?!

Read so hard libraries tryin’ ta fine me x 2

I am now marking my place
Don’t wanna crease on my page
Don’t let me forget this page
Don’t let me forget this page
I may forget where I left off so I’ll use this little post it…
I hope it doesn’t fall out, I hope that it stays stickie…

I am now marking my place
Don’t wanna crease on my page
Don’t let me forget this page
I got bookmarks at home
But I forgot one for the road
AQ: I got a bookmark I can loan
La Shea: Know how many bookmarks I own?

I am now bookmarking my page x3
DON’T LET ME FORGET THIS PAGE -age-age-age-age-age.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

20 Coolest Bookstores in the World

You certainly can't get this experience buying online! My heart literally went boom. Check out all of them from the Vancouver Sun.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

CanLit Hunger Games

How much fun is this! To mark the launch of the film, CBC has done their own version of which Canadian fictional character would win the Hunger Games. You can pick from 24 characters from Anne of Green Gables to Hagar Shipley. I went with Inspector Gamache...I have read the entire series this past year and just finished Trick of The Light. Vote away!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Dundurn Teacher's Guides

Dundurn has an amazing array of teacher's guides available online.They cover most of their teen fiction as well as a number of their great Canadian non-fiction. To see the complete list go here. They are free of charge even though it doesn't seem that way on the websites.

Monday, March 5, 2012

SLJ Webcast

On March 8th join SLJ as they present OwlKids, North South, Harcourt and Candlewick for a webcast on the season's upcoming titles. To register click here.

Friday, March 2, 2012

49th Shelf and Cool Badges

The Source for all books Canadian has undergone a name change...Canadian Bookshelf is now The 49th Shelf.

From their webste: The 49th Shelf is a one-of-a-kind community for discovering, discussing, and indulging in Canadian books. Fuelled by the largest collection of Canadian books ever assembled, The 49th Shelf makes it easier to find your next great Canadian read.
Think of The 49th Shelf as an interactive, intimate virtual library stocked with Canadian books by authors both world-renowned and up-and-coming, writing in every genre. But not just a library: The 49th Shelf is also a community of avid readers who share the books on the site by making reading lists and book recommendations. On The 49th Shelf, you’ll find books you’ll never forget, meet people whose lists and reviews you’ll admire, and learn more about the authors who intrigue you.
The 49th Shelf is produced by the Association of Canadian Publishers in association with the Canadian Publishers’ Council, and with funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage and theOntario Media Development Corporation and a lead sponsorship from