Finding books to suit a holiday mood is always a great pleasure, and Halloween offers plenty of moody fiction. Here are six titles—from the mysterious and lyrical (just right for reading via jack-o'-lantern light) to the dark and dreadful—that bring new twists to the season of trick or treat.
You might not even be aware that the book you’re reading right now was marketed as a Young Adult book. For example, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak was originally shelved under YA when it was first published, but as the buzz behind it grew, it began being pushed toward adult readers and has now seen a huge increase in readership from people over age 17. Here are several more titles you probably haven’t heard of that will get your little literary snob brains buzzing.
Côté contenus, surfer sur Internet domine largement les usages (84% des sondés) devant la consultation d'information (76%), la recherche d'informations pratiques (72%) et la lecture ou l'écriture de courriels (70%). L'usage plus ludique n'est cependant pas négligeable puisque 63% des sondés avouent regarder des vidéos, 59% utiliser des réseaux sociaux, 53% jouer à des jeux basiques, 51% écouter de la musique et 41% lire des livres numériques.
Why do gruesome stories draw us in? What is it about tales that chill us that we can't stay away from? Author Bruce Machart doesn't have the answers, but he does have three recommendations of books that explore the depths of human depravity.
Lutter contre l’uniformité et contre notre consommation excessive de vêtements, l’idée a été poussée plus loin en Suède. Dans la banlieue sud de Stockholm, une bande d’amies a ouvert l’hiver dernier un lieu totalement inédit : une vêtithèque, comprenez une bibliothèque à vêtements !
Publishers have already started releasing titles in anticipation of the 100th anniversary next year - the Titanic sank in April 1912, with a loss of 1,490 lives - and these include books aimed at young readers. Scholastic Canada, for example, opts for the historical-fiction approach, always an effective way to bring the past to life for ages 9 to 12, and offers the following titles.
The Canadian Library Association represents thousands of Canadian librarians and hundreds of libraries from across the country. Its position on the C-11 digital lock rules weave together the overreach of provisions and the inadequacy of the exceptions.
On Tuesday, October 25th share your favourite scary book with All Hallow’s Read, a fun campaign started by author Neil Gaiman.
“I propose that, on Hallowe’en or during the week of Hallowe’en, we give each other scary books. Give children scary books they’ll like and can handle. Give adults scary books they’ll enjoy.” — Neil Gaiman
Répondant à une sollicitation de Livres hebdo, Michel Fauchié, président de l’Addnb signe une tribune intitulée "Des liseuses au livre numérique en bibliothèque." Un panorama des bonnes questions à se poser en bibliothèque face à ce nouveau produit, aux attentes qu'il suscite du côté des usagers et aux adaptations qu'il exige de la part des professionnels.
With the popularity of Doctor Who hitting fever pitch with all ages, time travel seems a likely new frontier for both literature and movies specifically in Young Adult literature. This year saw the release of books about time travel garner attention even in the vast sea of established dystopian and paranormal romances. Hollywood also came calling for time travel books yet to be released, buying up rights almost as soon as book deals were announced.
The Canadian ebook company Kobo is getting into the crowded tablet market and beating a major competitor to the punch. Orders are now being taken for the Kobo Vox, a full-colour seven-inch tablet the same size as the BlackBerry PlayBook. It's selling for about $200 and shipping starts on Oct. 28.
The four-day event, from October 13 to 16, drew more than 100,000 comic enthusiasts, who packed the center's aisles to buy comic collectibles and preview the latest in this hot genre. But for librarians, the goal was to talk to industry leaders about the future of digital access to comics and explore streamlined methods for purchasing video games.
An interesting element in the Patron Profiles report is the notion of a “power patron,” defined as a person who visits a library’s onsite facility at least once per week. Power patrons made up only 20 percent of the survey participants, but the report recommends that libraries “recognize and cultivate” power patrons and not take them for granted. Although public libraries need to identify and reach out to nonusers, it is the power patrons who, to a large degree, drive a library’s usage and success, according to the report.