The Evergreen Award reading program is comprised of the best titles in Canadian fiction and non-fiction for adults of any age. It is one of eight programs that form the OLA’s Forest of Reading, Canada’s largest recreational reading program of its kind. Over 250,000 Canadians participate each year in the Forest of Reading.
From the ridiculous (Alice in Wonderland was once banned because it features talking animals!) to the shocking (1 of 4 American haven’t read a book in the past year!), I love learning fun facts and trivia about books. Here, I have rounded up some of the most interesting:
Here's Andree's review for Beneath a Scarlet Sky, a unforgettable true story by Mark Sullivan:
Marg recently enjoyed Her Pretty Face, a new novel of psychological fiction by Robyn Harding. Here is her review:
Kristin recently read (and loved!) The Man Who Loved Libraries: The Story of Andrew Carnegie by Andrew Larsen. Here is her review:
Aside from the mystery genre (in all of its forms), romance is easily the most popular genre of the book world. Circulation statistics for our romance books at the library have always been steady but with the advent of library e-books being offered in the last couple years we are seeing just how significant is the demand for romance among our readership.
Shelby, a Library Page at the Napanee Branch, recently enjoyed The Life We Bury by Allen Eskins. Here is her review:
Looking for something interesting to do this summer? Depressed at the prospect of not being able to go on a far-flung vacation? Well, you should note that there are a surprising number of world-class attractions right here in your backyard. Here are five destinations in Lennox & Addington that should be on your radar…and the books that would be perfect to take with you on each adventure!
Dark Sky Viewing Area
When I’m out and about, people so often say to me, “I just don’t have the time to read.” My feeling is that regardless of your family commitments, employment and packed social calendar, if you love books, you will find the time. Here is how to make it happen:
A character-driven reader is someone who reads in order to get into the head of an interesting character. This is different from those who read for setting, storyline or prose. A book with character as its biggest appeal is a book in which readers feel so connected with the characters that when the book is over, they feel they lost someone dear to them. However, there is more than one type of character-driven reader and there is more than one type of character-driven book.