Thursday, October 25, 2018

To Kill a Mockingbird...again

Well it's one of my favourite books of all time and all of America agrees with me. :)
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

Judging a Book by Its Cover

We all know the saying, but sometimes it's impossible to not judge a book by its cover! The Casual Optimist complied a list of notable covers for October 2018 titles, and from the minimalist inspired to the artistically striking, all of these covers are fantastic. You'd definitely be forgiven for buying for the cover first and content second! 

Thursday, October 11, 2018


The space race defined the mid-twentieth century, and culminated in one of the most remarkable achievements in human history. But in one poignant moment the gaze of this incredible, decades-long campaign was shifted from the unimaginable depths of the universe to the rare beauty of our own home. As the crew of Apollo 8 emerged from the dark side of the moon during their orbit, they became the first humans to witness Earthrise - the magnificent view of the Earth breaking the lunar horizon. The pictures the crew scrambled to take would prove awe-inspiring. This incredible documentary by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee explores this human connection to the earth from space, and contains raw footage of the Apollo 8 Earthrise. Also be sure to checkout James Gladstone and Christy Lundy's beautifully touching picture book Earthrise, that explores the impact and details of the Apollo 8 mission.