Monthly Archives: November 2009

“Hound” by Vincent McCaffrey – Book Review

If bibliophilia is an illness, then Henry Sullivan is terminal! Books are his work, his life and his love. A book Hound, Henry is a former bookstore employee who now buys and then resells books over the Internet from his … Continue reading

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Why do we read?

Whether a book makes you laugh or cry, it becomes indelibly a part of you. Once the words are read you can’t unread them. Think of all the things that the words and phrases within books have made you think … Continue reading

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Scotiabank Giller Prize Winner announced!

Linden MacIntyre is the 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize Winner! MacIntyre earns $50,000 for winning the Giller Prize. The 66-year-old MacIntyre is an award-winning writer and one of Canada’s foremost broadcast journalists, his novel “The Bishop’s Man” is a wise and … Continue reading

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Social networking for book lovers

More and more people are jumping on the social network bandwagon. Readers are no exception. Social networking has developed its own niche for book enthusiasts. Similar to book discussion groups in that they give readers an opportunity to converse online … Continue reading

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November is National Novel Writing Month!

Have you always felt that you have a book in you??? “National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November … Continue reading

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Alistair MacLeod recognized

“Atlantic Canada”s 100 Greatest Books” reviews the top one hundred Atlantic Canadian books-both fiction and nonfiction-ever published, as chosen by a panel of local readers and literary luminaries. For fans of Canadian literature this is a great reminder of what … Continue reading

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