Friday, December 14, 2018
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Saturday, December 8, 2018
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Friday, November 23, 2018
Seven years ago, accomplished poet and author Mike Barnes became his mothers caregiver. "I think I'm about where anyone would be seven years into caregiving, which is fairly embattled and somewhat ground down," Barnes told CBC's Tapestry host Mary Hynes. Along the way, Barnes began to write letters about the issues and emotions he lived day-to-day. Those letters now form his newest book, Be With: Letters to a Caregiver, a collection of letters and vignettes that share Barnes' experience, and let caregivers know that it is okay to feel overwhelmed. Barnes discussed his new book and his experience caring for his mother with CBC's Mary Hynes. Listen to the full interview here.
Friday, November 16, 2018
- French Exit by Patrick deWitt, published by House of Anansi Press
- Songs for the Cold of Heart by Eric Dupont, translated by Peter McCambridge, published by QC Fiction, an imprint of Baraka Books
- Washington Black by Esi Edugyan, published by HarperCollins Canada
- Motherhood by Sheila Heti, published by Knopf Canada
- An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim, published by Viking Canada
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Below is the top 11 books (I made it 11 as our own beloved Anne was #11).
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Outlander (series) by Diana Gabalon
Harry Potter (series) by J.K. Rowling
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Lord of the Rings (series) by J.R.R. Tolkien
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Charlotte's Web by E.B. WhiteLittle Women by Louisa May Alcott
The Chronicles of Narnia (series) by C.S. Lewis
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
To see the full list go to CBC Books.
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Friday, September 28, 2018
Are you a Led Zeppelin fan? I mean, are you really a Led Zeppelin fan? If you answered yes, both times, then you must be DYING to get your hands on the first ever official book by the band themselves! With over 40% of the photos in this book being never-before-seen from band's own archive, while also featuring lyrics, letters, posters and more, this book is a must have for any and all Zeppelin fans. The official illustrated book 'Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin', is out this October 9th from Reel Art Press.
Friday, September 21, 2018
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Robot pharmacists, implanted microchip cellphones, and 3-D printed organ transplants were at once considered zany science-fiction - and are still considered ludicrously far fetched today! But over 800 experts at The World Economic Forum would disagree: according to them, these once-impossible advances could be commonplace within the next 12 years! Check out Tech Insiders awesome vision of the future based on what they learned at The World Economic Forum in the video above.
Friday, September 7, 2018
Thursday, September 6, 2018
- Boy Erased: Read the book, watch the film.
- Donnybrook: Read the book, watch the film. Read the sequel, The Savage.
- First Man: Read the book, watch the film.
- The Front Runner: Read the book, watch the film.
- The Hate You Give: Read the book, watch the film (world premiere!)
- If Beale Street Could Talk Read the book watch the film.
- The Old Man and the Gun: Read the book, watch the film.
Happy film watching!
P.S.- Canadian Caitlin Cronenberg (daughter of director David Cronenberg) is an award-winning photographer and has a new book out called The Endings that she created with Jessica Ennis. Filled with gorgeous shots of iconic female actresses, the booklaunches at TIFF and will be sold in the TIFF store.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Monday, August 13, 2018
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Friday, July 13, 2018
Have you ever wanted to see the inside of your phone? How about a bisected vacuum cleaner? As enticing as it sounds, it might get a little pricey very quickly. No matter - Mike Warren's Cut In Half has you covered! Check out the insides of all these objects, common and weird, in the video above, with even more featured in his book!
Monday, July 9, 2018
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Friday, June 15, 2018
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Teaching Books is now sharing #NotYourPrincess audio resources with over 33,000 schools! Listen to Lisa Charleyboy's clip here, and Mary Beth Leatherdale's clip here, where both editors read an excerpt from #NotYourPrincess and discuss how the book came to be (believe it or not, Beyoncé's Lemonade had a little something to do with it).
Friday, June 8, 2018
In his interview with Tom Power on CBC q, Itzkoff describes Williams as more subdued and thoughtful than the mania of some of his roles would suggest; he describes Williams as "empathetic" and "generous of self." Williams spoke openly about his battle with addiction and depression, either through his comedy or in interviews. Toward the end of his life, he was plagued by a debilitating condition, the effects of which never fully came to light until after his death.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Read more at the Toronto Star or check out the other nominees here.
Friday, June 1, 2018
With over 150, 000 copies sold in Canada since it's release in 2011, The Sisters Brothers will soon be coming to a theatre near you. Eli and Charlie are (you guessed it) brothers. Immersed in a life of alcohol and violence, they follow Hermann Kermit Warm to his gold-mining claim outside San Francisco; along the way, Eli tries to make sense of his life in the face of the job he must carry out.
A new edition of the multi-award-winning title is coming out to coincide with the release of the film. Directed by Jacques Audiard and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Joaquin Phoenix, and John C. Reilly, The Sisters Brothers is dark, funny, absurd, and gritty. We can't wait!
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
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Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Friday, April 27, 2018
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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Monday, April 16, 2018
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Friday, March 9, 2018
Sunday, March 4, 2018
In 1963, a 10 year old Catherine Hand wrote a letter to Walt Disney about her favorite book - one that had given her hope. 54 years later, A Wrinkle in Time is finally set to hit the big screen, and the now movie producer Hand has nearly seen her childhood dream come true. Here, time explores the journey from dream to reality, and why the book to film adaptation has had such a bumpy road along the way. Based on Madeline L'Engle's 1962 award winning, best selling novel, A Wrinkle in Time hits theaters March 9, 2018.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Bullying is no easy issue to tackle, but Susan Hughes' newest release, What Happens Next is a fantastic and powerful starting point for discussions on emotions, empathy, and how we can relate to others. With a brand new trailer, and new discussion guides written by a child psychologist with research background in bullying, What Happens Next is a moving and informative read on the difficult issue of bullying.
Friday, February 2, 2018
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Friday, January 26, 2018
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
In the struggle for power in the hyper-competitive television industry, blood feuds are not uncommon. Kim Moritsugu's newest novel, The Showrunner, explores all the nitty gritty and fight needed in struggle to the top. The Showrunner is out June 2, 2018.
Monday, January 22, 2018
Be sure to stop by the HarperCollins Canada and Harlequin Booth (# 730 /732 / 734) if you are coming to OLA Super Conference next week!We have a great line-up of authors signing in the booth during the conference, plus lots of giveaways!
- 10:15 am- JOANNA GOODMAN, The Home for Unwanted Girls
- 11:00 am- CARSTEN STROUD, The Shimmer
- 12:00 pm- HADLEY DYER, Here So Far Away (Young Adult novel)
- 1:30 pm- THOMAS KING, Cold Skies
- 2:00 pm- HANNAH MARY MCKINNON, The Neighbors
- 10:00 am- KIMBERLY BELLE, The Marriage Lie
- 11:00 am- KARMA BROWN, The Life Lucy Knew
- 11:45 am- ROY MACGREGOR, The Ice Chips and the Magical Rink (Chapter Book)
- 12:30 pm- A. J. FINN, The Woman in the Window
- 1:15 pm- KRISTEN CICCARELLI, The Last Namsara (Young Adult Novel)