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Don’t Blink, Here Comes 13!

December 30, 2020

Doctor Who: Tale of Two Time Lords – A Little Help From My Friends The 13th Doctor and her companions; Graham, Ryan and Yaz, had planned to visit Woodstock but somehow the TARDIS managed to bring them back to the time when the 10th Doctor and [Keep Reading]

Punctuation Matters (A Great Book)

December 27, 2020

Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss Punctuation matters. Something as simple as leaving a comma out of a sentence can change the meaning in very humorous ways. Unfortunately, many people are making [Keep Reading]

A Good Neighborhood – A Great Read

December 26, 2020

A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler I picked this one up from the library because it was on of NPR’s best books of the year. I was immediately hooked by the writing and the the author’s great use of foreshadowing. I knew something [Keep Reading]

10 Tips to Help You Learn More Effectively

December 26, 2020

The Surprising Truth About How We Learn And Why It Happens by Benedict Carey As a teacher and an advocate for life-long learning, I think it is important to look at the ways we learn so we can improve our practice at school and at home. That is why [Keep Reading]

Twelve Doctors of Christmas

December 10, 2020

Doctor Who: Twelve Doctors of Christmas This a a collection of short stories featuring each of the first twelve Doctors. Every story is accompanied with a full-page piece of art that beautifully captures the essence of the tale. I appreciated taking [Keep Reading]

The Canadian Comic Book War

December 9, 2020

The Comic Book War by Jacqueline Guest Back in the 1940s, it was hard to get a hold of the best comic books in Canada. During World War II, the War Exchange Conservation Act prevented those books from entering the country. As a result, a Canadian [Keep Reading]

Digital Culture Traveller

December 4, 2020

Uproot: Travels in 21st-Century Music and Digital Culture by Jace Clayton aka DJ Rupture I took quite a few notes while reading this book. Here are a few of my favourite passages with a little commentary to boot. DJs are Essential “As a [Keep Reading]

A Great Series for Young Readers (and Runners)

November 26, 2020

I just finished reading all four books of Jason Reynolds’ track series. The first revolves around a character who has nicknamed himself Ghost. He’s been running his entire life, but mostly away from things. One day, he runs towards a [Keep Reading]

There’s Power in Daily Practice

October 21, 2020

The Power of Daily Practice by Eric Maisel I love taking notes when I read. If I own the book, I underline key passages and make notes in the margins. If I am borrowing the book from the library, I take notes on a single sheet of paper that I also [Keep Reading]

Is the Librarian the Borrower or the Borrowed?

October 19, 2020

The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai Lucy Hull is a children’s librarian in a small town who finds herself in an impossible situation when one of her favourite patrons runs away from home. Ian Drake in only ten years old but he is wise beyond his [Keep Reading]
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