Books & Lit
Not everyone who plays with fire gets burned, but in Nathan Burgoine’s Triad Blood, Curtis, a young wizard, is getting tired of things around him combusting.
Prolific author, performer, spoken word artist, social worker, Kai Cheng Thom is coming to Ottawa in support of her latest book and first novel.
Fans of Sherlock Holmes mysteries may want to check out Ottawa-based writer Eric Desmarais’ new novel A Study in Aether from Renaissance Book Press, for a new modern day twist on the classic mystery series.
Which books did we check out of the Ottawa Public Library the most this year?
For anyone looking for a little action and intrigue to offset the cheer of the holiday season, Sins of the Angels is a great read to escape with.
Here are my picks for what I enjoyed the most from teen and adult books for 2016. It was quite a struggle whittling it down to these twenty-eight books from the over 400 I read so far this year, but these were some of the more entertaining ones I found.
Here are some of the best teen books I read, plus some of the graphic novels I came across that stood out. Next up will be the adult books, which just goes to show, it was a great year for good reads.
Jessica Green is a book addict and library card holder since the age of 3. She’s a librarian at the Ottawa Public Library and currently the Apartment613 Librarian-in-Residence, sharing a compendium of literary thoughts and tips. Our Librarian-in-Residence’s picks for the best comics and graphic novels of the year are below. Stay tuned for her […]
It’s cold. It’s snowy. The last thing on most people’s minds is getting their next good run in. But Mark Sutcliffe is not most people.
It’s that time of the year, where our Librarian In Residence shares some of the gems she has come across in her reading.
This week on the show, we’ve got local broadcaster, columnist and author Mark Sutcliffe. Recently named to the Order of Ottawa, his new book Long Road to Boston chronicles his journey as an everyman trying to qualify for the Boston Marathon.
As Geoffrey Rush puts it in Shakespeare in Love, the secret to a great story is “laughs, love, and a bit with a dog” and Ottawa author Maureen Fisher delivers all three in her novel Fur Ball Fever.
Is this the year you want to learn how to cook healthy meals? How to eat well on a budget? How to cook once and eat for days? You’re in luck!
The Teen Author Fest is a great event that can help enlighten those in dire need of an adventure and provide the tools needed to create their own.
After being asked for a list of books on community and civic engagement, I started researching to see if I could learn more about what exactly this means, especially in light of some of the big ongoing projects in Ottawa.