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The Wordhord: Daily Life in Old English

Posted on: May 24, 2023 at 6:58 pm, in

by Hana Videen English. That’s what I’m writing in right now. These words you’re reading, they all make sense as English. You could probably read these words to Shakespeare and even though the spelling is a bit different and some of the definitions have shifted slightly he’d still understand most of it just fine. When […]

Midnight at Malabar House

Posted on: April 3, 2023 at 9:54 am, in

by Vaseem Khan Malabar House is a small police unit in Bombay that is staffed with misfit officers, those whose careers are at an end and those who don’t fit the typical description of a police officer. Inspector Persis Wadia is one member of this eclectic team, who happens to answer a call on New […]

House of Daughters

Posted on: February 9, 2023 at 10:18 am, in

by Simon Choa-Johnston Local author Simon Choa-Johnston has released a follow-up to his best-selling 2016 novel, The House of Wives. House of Daughters, a stand-alone sequel, brings to life the sights and sounds of 1920s Hong Kong. Like the first book in this planned trilogy, the novel is inspired by Choa-Johnston’s ancestors. Pearl Belilios, a wealthy Jewish-Chinese […]

Saltwater City

Posted on: February 9, 2023 at 10:05 am, in

by Paul Yee Paul Yee’s Saltwater City is an informative read that any reader wishing to learn about the history of Chinese-Canadians will enjoy. Yee begins with the story of early Chinese immigrants, pioneers who went through hard times. Through this story and others that quickly follow, Yee illustrates how these pioneers made things better […]

Incredible Crossings: The History and Art of the Bridges, Tunnels and Inland Ferries that Connect British Columbia

Posted on: February 9, 2023 at 9:43 am, in

by Derek Hayes Maybe this recommendation is a bridge too far.  I don’t want to bore you with a book about tunnels, bridges and stuff like that. But really, Incredible Crossings: the History and Art of the Bridges, Tunnels and Inland Ferries That Connect British Columbia by Derek Hayes is an engaging read about something that we […]

Mad Honey

Posted on: December 18, 2022 at 11:04 am, in

by Jodi Picoult While I am always open to reading something I might not normally pick up, there is comfort in having an author that you can rely on; you know what to expect and look forward to the familiar. In this librarian’s opinion, Jodi Picoult is one of these masters of reliability, offering full […]

Daisy Darker

Posted on: December 4, 2022 at 2:50 pm, in

by Alice Feeney Alice Feeney has written some edge of your seat thrillers, and her newest novel, Daisy Darker does not disappoint. The Darker family is heading to Beatrice (aka Nana) Darker’s secluded cottage for her 80th birthday. Not the most loving and connected family, the dysfunctional Darkers don’t generally go out of their way […]

How the Mountains Grew: A New Geological History of North America

Posted on: November 6, 2022 at 1:01 pm, in

by John Dvorak I enjoy reading local history.  City of Richmond has a relatively short history of about 150.  European presence in the area is only about 300 years.  Indigenous people have been here since time immemorial.  But I’ve also been curious about the whole history of BC and North America.  Going back all the […]

This Time Tomorrow

Posted on: November 6, 2022 at 12:50 pm, in

by Emma Straub I’m a November baby, and when birthday season rolls around I often find myself in reflection, something like post-birthday party Jenna Rink in 13 Going On 30, looking back on how things have gone so far and wondering what might come. What if I had done something differently, even something small? How […]