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When Words Matter: Anti Bullying Week 2014

17th October, 3:33pm

I saw on Lana Parrilla’s Twitter account that this week is the Anti Bullying Week so in honor of that, I am going to share one of the books I love – Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. 748 more words




By Samantha Lyon:  Literature Editor


There are many people on this planet who openly flinch or appear to be in near physical agony whenever a book is damaged or bent the wrong way. 1,128 more words


Banned Books

Last month Kilburn Library had a display with the theme ‘Banned Books’, some of the books were really surprising such as Black Beauty (banned in South Africa during apartheid because of the world ‘black’ in the title) and Harry Potter (banned in parts of the USA as it was believe to promote witchcraft and ‘satanic practice’).  753 more words


Lord of the Flies: An unsettling look at human nature

Title: Lord of the Flies
Author: William Golding

Summary: Lord of the Flies is a chilling story about a group of schoolboys stranded on an island after a plane crash and their descent into madness.  298 more words

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Spooky Stories for Halloween

Since it’s storming mightily outside at the moment, I figured I should write another spooooky blog post, since the storm is spooky…and loud. Last week as I was setting up a children’s book display of autumn/Halloween books, I was inspired to write this post listing five of my favorite spooky children’s books. 802 more words


Amazon Book Reviews Are AMAZING!!!!! 1984

Today, George Orwell’s classic, 1984:

This book is absolutely terrible.,
The book just makes me feel bad when I read it. And not because of the subject matter, just because of the absolutely terrible writing. 217 more words


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Happy Thanksgiving, Canadians! I’m going to enjoy myself some pumpkin bread, cranberry sauce and wine this weekend as a cheers to you.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie… 719 more words