Tuesday, November 06, 2007


2007 Giller Prize Awarded Tonight

Canada's most lucrative literary prize is being awarded in a gala ceremony tonight. With a purse of $50,000 the Giller rivals the GGs for most coveted award among authors. Not lucky enough to be invited to the black-tie soiree? Curl up on the couch and watch the action live on Bravo! as well as on CTV. Seamus O’Regan will reprise his role as host of the broadcast.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Friday Trivia

Questions (card #284):

CH (Children's Literature) - What Margery Williams title character is brought to life by the nursery magic Fairy ?
CL (Classic Literature) - Whose 1952 novel Invisible Man has its hero proclaim: "I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me"?
NF (Non-fiction) - What 1993 tome was M. Scott Peck's second trek down his best-selling road?
BC (Book Club) - Whose novel Vida earned Abbie Hoffman's jibe: "This is not the fugutive life as I've observed it for more than six years?
AU (Author) - What grande dame of young-adult fiction is less well-known by her first two names, Susan Eloise?
BB (BookBag) - What Ian Frazier humor collection features a title essay that imagines a cartoon character's lawsuit over an unreliable rocket sled?

How did you do? See Comments for answers.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

New Books

Every week Georgina Public Libraries receives dozens of new books. Here's a sample of what's new today. To place these on hold, get copies delivered to your branch, or see what else we have, visit our online catalogue. Don't know how to place your own holds? Call or send me an e-mail.