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The Mistress of Nothing

book jacketRecently I picked up "The Mistress of Nothing" by Kate Pullinger.  This novel, based on a true story was set mainly in Egypt during the mid-1800's. Lady Duff Gordon has contracted the dibilitating disease called tuberculosis and is forced to leave her family in England and move to the hot climate of Egypt in order to extend her life. With her comes her fiercely loyal lady's maid, Sally and together they make a new home in this foreign land. Told from Sally's perspective, the reader easily

What's your reading passion?

Do you read about your passion? I've mentioned before that I read mostly fiction but lately I've delved into reading about my own passion which is running. It really is wonderful to pick up a book that is about something you love. You can get some great advice and in my case

A Cup of Friendship

book jacketA Cup of Friendship by Deborah Rodriguez is my latest read. This is one that I found through subscribing to our Fiction e-newsletters. Do you know about those? If you're an avid reader give us a call and we can explain what they are all about or click here for some more information about them. At any rate I really liked

Sing You Home - Jodi Picoult

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Jodi Picoult does it again with "Sing You Home". Are you a Picoult fan? She's written some really popular titles like "Nineteen Minutes" and "My sister's Keeper". (actually all her titles are popular!) You may have seen the movie based on her book as well (My sister's Keeper). At any rate, Jodi Piccoult tends to write about very intense subjects like school shootings, cancer, abuse and so on. Sounds depressing I know however, she always includes positive

Romance Newsletter

Romances remain one of the most popular genres that the library carries. Did you know that you can subscribe to a romance newsletter? London Public Library can email you an electronic newsletter and in it you can check out some of the new titles that we have purchased and recieved. Click here for more information about our e-newsletters. Note that we have all sorts of other genre related newsletters to offer you as well, just in case you read other types of novels or even non-fiction. Check it out!

Sing You Home - Jodi Picoult

Book jacketJodi Picoult does it again with "Sing You Home". Are you a Picoult fan? She's written some really popular titles like "Nineteen Minutes" and "My sister's Keeper". (actually all her titles are popular!) You may have seen the movie based on her book as well (My sister's Keeper). At any rate, Jodi Piccoult tends to 

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

book jacketI  finished "The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake" over the weekend. I really liked it... but (yes a but!) there was a part of the story that really lost me because I felt it

She's baaaack!

Book jacketYes, ladies and gentleman Alice Hoffman is back! She is one of my all time favourite authors. I remember when I discovered her years ago, I read everything and anything she wrote. I loved the magical quality (magical realism) she always included in her novels. I had never read anyone like her! However, her more recent work

Author Reading: Cathy Marie Buchnan

book jacketJoin us at Central Thursday Feb.24, for a reading from Canadian author Cathy Marie Buchanan. She will be reading from her wonderful debut novel entitled

The Things They Carried

I'm almost finished "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien. He is a Vietnam vet and wrote this novel based on real events that he experienced during the Vietnam war. At times the narrator (whose name is also Tim O'Brien) changes and the new voice retells the same event that was previously shared. This exercise brilliantly illustrates