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The Impossible Fortress Blog Tour feat: an 80’s Playlist by Jason Rekulak

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2017/02/07 • Blog Tour

Until May 1987, fourteen-year-old Billy Marvin of Wetbridge, New Jersey, is a nerd, but a decidedly happy nerd. Afternoons are spent with his buddies, watching copious amounts of television, gorging on Pop-Tarts, debating who would win in a brawl (Rocky Balboa or Freddy Krueger? Bruce Springsteen or Billy Joel? Magnum P.I. Or T.J. Hooker?), and… Read More ›

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Favourite Picture Books to Find Under the Tree

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You can’t go wrong with a book. That’s been my motto forever, and especially during the holiday season. While it can be challenging to find that perfect gift – especially for younger children – I find that there’s nothing like giving a stack of books to your favourite littles, and curling up to read them… Read More ›

Top Ten Tuesday »

TTT: The Characters I Would Absolutely Be for Halloween

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Confession time: I actually don’t enjoy dressing up for Halloween. I never really have. I have friends who can’t wait to try out their costumes, and who practice their makeup weeks and weeks in advance, but it’s never been my kind of thing. However … if I was given the chance to become a character… Read More ›

Readalong »

#GreenGablesReadalong: Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery

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It’s 1914 and the world is on the brink of war. But at almost fifteen, Anne and Gilbert’s youngest daughter, Rilla, dreams only of her first dance and getting her first kiss from the dashing Kenneth Ford. Soon, however, even far-off Ingleside is engulfed by Europe’s raging conflict, as Rilla’s brothers Jem and Walter both… Read More ›

Blog Tour »

The Impossible Fortress Blog Tour feat: an 80’s Playlist by Jason Rekulak

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Until May 1987, fourteen-year-old Billy Marvin of Wetbridge, New Jersey, is a nerd, but a decidedly happy nerd. Afternoons are spent with his buddies, watching copious amounts of television, gorging on Pop-Tarts, debating who would win in a brawl (Rocky Balboa or Freddy Krueger? Bruce Springsteen or Billy Joel? Magnum P.I. Or T.J. Hooker?), and… Read More ›

Personal Musing »

OLA Update, aka Shameless Self Promotion

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Today is the day! It’s day one of the Ontario Library Association’s 2017 Super Conference in Toronto. I love this conference with all my beating library heart, because it brings together librarians from all over to discuss issues and strategies and ideas that make us better. I’ve yet to walk away without a host of… Read More ›

Contests »

GIVEAWAY: Celebrate the final book in Lisa McMann’s UNWANTEDS series!

(6) The UnwantedsIsland of Dragons

The time has finally come… it’s the final book in Lisa McMann’s incredible series, The Unwanteds. Hard to believe that it has been five years and seven books, but we are finally at the ultimate challenge for Alex and Aaron, as they fight to save Quill and Artimé. This series has been a long-time favourite of… Read More ›

Weekly Photo Challenge »

Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters

(3) Nothing beats a handwritten letter...

For this week’s challenge, share a photo with letters — no matter the alphabet. You can capture a neon sign, a sentence scribbled in an old phone booth, a random letter that’s seemingly out of place, or anything else. As you look through your lens, think about how your image might convey something bigger: a… Read More ›

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