Monthly Archives: January 2012

Forest of Reading – White Pine Nominees!

It’s time to get reading! Here are the Forest of Reading program’s White Pine nominees:

Fiction Titles:
•Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari
•Beat the Band by Don Calame
•Blood Red Road by Moira Young
•Chance to Dance for You Gail by Sidonie Sobat
•Death Benefits by Sarah N. Harvey
•The Fifth Rule by Don Aker
•The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong
•Motorcycles & Sweetgrass by Drew Hayden Taylor
•Something Wicked by Lesley Anne Cowan
•The Way It Is by Donelda Reid

Non-Fiction:
•The Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha
•Call Me Russell by Russell Peters
•Canada’s Wars: An Illustrated History by Jonathan Webb, illustrated by J.L. Granatstein
•Hockey Now! by Mike Leonetti
•I.D.: Stuff That Happens to Define Us by Kate Scowen, illustrated by Peter Mitchell
•Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit: 10 Clean Technologies to Save Our World by Tom Rand, edited by Dave Clark
•Nice Recovery by Susan Juby
•Stick to Your Vision: How to Get Past the Hurdles & Haters to Get Where You Want to Be by Wes “Maestro” Williams
•Two Generals by Scott Chantler
•Will to Live: Dispatches from the Edge of Survival by Les Stroud

Leave us a comment to let us know which ones you’ve read!

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Counting down to the Hunger Games movie release!

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March 23rd, 2012 is the day to remember for all you Hunger Games fans (I know I’m excited!!). Only 76 Days away! Check out the offical movie website for the trailer, posters, and all things Hunger Games related! http://www.thehungergamesmovie.com/intl/ca-en/

And if you haven’t read the book yet, what are you waiting for!? Visit one of the WCL’s branches to pick up a copy!

Leave us a comment and let us know what you think of the movie trailer!

Book Review: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

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This book was absolutely a fantastic read! You may already know Maggie Stiefvater from her hit bestselling werewolf series “The Wolves of Mercy Falls” and her latest novel, The Scorpio Races, is no exception to her stellar record.
Here’s a plot summary from Maggies website:
It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live. Others die.
At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion. He is a young man of few words, and if he has any fears, he keeps them buried deep, where no one else can see them.
Puck Connolly is different. She never meant to ride in the Scorpio Races. But fate hasn’t given her much of a chance. So she enters the competition — the first girl ever to do so. She is in no way prepared for what is going to happen.

Whether you are a horse person or not, this story will grab your heart and take you for a ride alongside Puck Connolly with her fiesty mare, Dove, and Sean Kendrick with his blood-red stallion, Corr. Stiefvater does such a great job with descriptions of the island Thisby, that you feel as though you can smell the salt water air and can hear the ocean roaring with Capill Uisce (water horses). This book definitely deserves 5 stars! Check out the book trailer below: