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May 25, 2018
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Nothing says summer better to me than having loads of time to sit back and read under a tree or umbrella! My Summer Reading List is filled with books I have to read for various book clubs, but also my own guilty pleasures.  Really, anything your child reads will help spur their love of reading, whether it's an Archie Comic...
The spring thaw began today and already I want to put away the boots and pull out my flip-flops!  Unfortunately, I'm sure there are more chilly days in store, so I'm keeping a few good books on the nightstand to curl up with. I am dreadfully behind on posting the Bookworm Bookclub's latest books and activities, but we have read...
If anyone had told me that my family would read this many books on a week's holiday, I never would have believed them.  I think all my worry about raising reluctant readers (including my husband) is officially over.  Having a full week with no plans brought out the inner reader in all of us to the point that I...
This is one of those times that the sequel is that much better than the first and you can't wait for the next one to come out!  As the runner up to the Red Maple award winning The Vindico, the bookworm bookclub was dying to read The Feros by Wesley King.  Procuring some first-run, autographed copies from the author himself we...
Between Heaven and Earth by Eric Walters is the first in the Seven Series and nominated for The Red Maple Award in the 2014 Forest of Reading.  I first heard about this series from Wesley King when he graciously Skyped with our Bookworm Bookclub in September about his latest novel.  Given my amount of book browsing and buying, it...
For any kid struggling with the challenges of starting a new school year, dealing with bullies, or just growing up in general, Eight Keys by Suzanne LaFleur is a great book.  Elise is at that precarious age between play-fighting as knights with her life-long friend, Franklin, and fitting into middle school with all the drama that entails.  Is she...
About the Book... Our school invited author Wesley King to speak to the Grade 7 and 8 students and he was funny, approachable, and humble.  All the kids were engaged and mesmerized by the author of The Vindico and his story of aging super villains that recruit teenagers to take their place in the future.  So when we were deciding...
This weekend I witnessed a true marriage between narrative and song - The Peptides' CD Release of reVenGe of tHe viNyL caFe.  The Peptide's CD provides 'theme songs' for each story in Stuart McLean's book, Revenge of the Vinyl Cafe.  The show at The Black Sheep Inn in Wakefield, Quebec was amazingly entertaining and energetic.  The special guest star (Stuart McLean...
 About the Book... When we were selecting this next book, I was glad we picked this one. The back of the book described a society where everyone was given plastic surgery at 16 to be turned from an Ugly to a Pretty.  When the book asked if you would betray your friend to become a Pretty and two of our...
About the Book... In honour of how much I love Halloween, we read The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman as our October book.  Members in my adult book club told me how much their own children loved this book and the story intrigued me - a baby escapes from the house where someone has just killed his family (a very short...

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