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Finish what you start?

Or, life’s too short to finish bad books… Have you ever walked out in the middle of a bad movie? (Once.) What about given up on a book that you aren’t enjoying? For the last year, I’ve been trying to … Continue reading

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I Like Big Books but I Can’t Deny…

A few months ago, my husband spent a day helping a buddy move. I didn’t expect him to come home with this: The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedia Lexicon of the English Language, Revised and Enlarged Edition, published in 1914. Weighing … Continue reading

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Don’t Panic! “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” picked for One Book, One Vancouver

During Sunday’s The World on the Street festivities, Vancouver Public Library announced that Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was voted in as the selection for One Book, One Vancouver, the city-wide book club. Read  the press release … Continue reading

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The Word on the Street is…

The Word on the Street — a “celebration of literacy and the written word” — comes to Vancouver this Sunday, September 26. This free community event draws thousands of book-lovers from across the Lower Mainland to the streets around the … Continue reading

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What I’m not reading right now…

Some days I worry that social media is keeping me from reading. Or rather, I spend a lot of time reading about books rather than actually reading the books themselves. Whether it’s getting recommendations from booksellers and other avid readers … Continue reading

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Based-on-a-Book Big Screen Battle: Eat Pray Love vs Scott Pilgrim

Two very different literary properties. Two very different movies. Who will be the big winner at the box office this weekend? In this corner, we have Eat Pray Love, the movie adaptation of the bestselling memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert. Eat … Continue reading

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Books into Movies: Everything Old is New Again

Pride and Prejudice and Pop-Culture Phenomenon Poor Jane Austen. When she first published Pride and Prejudice back in 1813, I don’t think she could have ever imagined how her story would become a literary classic — or inspire various film … Continue reading

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