Monthly Archives: May 2015

‘He wears spectacles and is not considered a handsome man’; But Princess Peepers learns to love her fashionably sparkly pair

I wear my sunglasses at night So I can, so I can Watch you weave then breathe your storylines And I wear my sunglasses at night So I can, so I can Keep track of the visions in my eyes … Continue reading

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Truth is, Humperdinck van Dumpty isn’t all he’s cracked up to be (but you can find love between the covers in books with happy endings)

Not many names begin with a double F. It’s a Welsh thing, or a Cornish thing, or an old, old English thing. And as we all know, English, she is not always pronounced as she is spelled. “In general, modern … Continue reading

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The monsignor and the wimpy kid

Jeff Kinney’s Diary Of A Wimpy Kid is incredibly popular with youngsters (it, and sequels, are filed at C-150 in the Lennoxville Library). The book is also popular with older readers who enjoy a bit of easy reading and fart … Continue reading

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You can ask for a lawyer, but you won’t get one: Aberdeen cop loves to laugh at suspects who watch too much TV

Have you been watching American cop shows? You’ll get a laugh from the running gag featured in award-winning crime author Stuart MacBride’s Dying Light. It’s set in Aberdeen, Scotland, and our hero, Detective-Sargent Logan McRae, is constantly coming up against … Continue reading

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Are thrillers for rightwingers?

Crime novelist Val McDermid (filed in Adult Fiction in the Lennoxville Library) argues in the UK Guardian that your favoured genre may reflect political leanings. “As my compatriot Ian Rankin pointed out, the current preoccupations of the crime novel, the … Continue reading

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We’re hiring!

The Lennoxville Library is hiring! We are looking for a student for the TD Summer Reading Club Program. You must be a student between the ages of 15 and 30 years and returning to full-time studies in fall 2015. You … Continue reading

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It was a dark and stormy night, and in walked Harris Burdick: He clutched in his hands 14 drawings, and they were stunning

As we get older, nostalgia may sneak in to our otherwise well-organized and forward-thinking brains. For a 15-year-old, it might be memories of the My Little Pony they played with a decade ago. Or for a near 30-year-old, for that … Continue reading

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