Writers are obsessed with villains. From the obvious enemy to the subtle rogue, villains add a depth to a story rarely plumbed by the hero. Their personalities are as intriguing as their acts, and their motivations, however sinister, are often what keep us turning pages as readers. As much as we may cringe at their… Read More »
Tags: Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling, Ken Kesey, Misery, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Patricia Highsmith, Stephen King, Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games, The Silence of the Lambs, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Thomas Harris
Welcome to the Fictional Food Pop-Up Café, serving gastronomical delights straight from the pages of our favourite books. Some of these treats you may have tasted before, some are truly the stuff of fantasy, but each dish on the menu is a feast for the imagination. Bon Appetit!
Tags: Amy Tan, Annie Barrows, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, diana gabaldon, Douglas Adams, Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling, jack kerouac, Laura Esquivel, Like Water for Chocolate, Lisa See, Marsha Mehran, Mary Ann Shaffer, On the Road, Pomegranate Soup, Richard C. Morais, Roald Dahl, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The Hundred-Foot Journey, The Joy Luck Club, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, Voyager
Reading about readers is a particularly special pleasure, and the readers we read about often come to us early in life when we are at our most impressionable and open-minded. I can’t think of a better role model than a character who loves books as much as we do, and helps us carry on that… Read More »
Tags: A Game of Thrones, A Series of Unfortunate Events, A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, Anne of Green Gables, Betty Smith, George R. R. Martin, Harper Lee, Harry Potter, J.D. Salinger, J.K. Rowling, L.M. Montgomery, Lemony Snicket, little women, louisa may alcott, Markus Zusak, Matilda, Roald Dahl, The Book Thief, The Catcher in the Rye, to kill a mockingbird
National Family Literacy Day began in 1994 as a way to promote reading, writing and literacy as a family-wide activity and responsibility. Since then, countless schools, libraries and literacy groups have marked the day with advocacy, awareness and of course, the call to celebrate reading, writing and literacy together! More than just raising a reader,… Read More »
Tags: A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, an astronaut's guide to life on earth, Betty Smith, Chris Hadfield, Elena Favilli, Fortunately the Milk, Francesca Cavallo, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women, Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling, Neil Gaiman