Closed Circle Mysteries

Laura picked the topic this week, so we're digging into one of her favourite tropes: the locked room mystery. Of course, the first thing we learned was that Laura had been using that term wrong: a locked room mystery technically only applies to mysteries featuring literal locked rooms. She was thinking of symbolic locked rooms... Continue Reading →

Epic Fantasy

It's a Nicole's pick week so we are covering epic fantasy! Our list has some classics, some new titles, and, as always, we finish with our own personal favs. Listen to the episode on your favourite podcast platform by searching for Read This Next or watch on our YouTube channel. Place your TPBL holds for print... Continue Reading →

Pandemic Life in Picture Books

There’s no denying that the pandemic has altered our day to day life. There are many picture books recently published which reflect this changed world and the new circumstances in which we find ourselves. Good Morning Zoom: A Parody by Lindsay Rechler is a charming book that gives a glimpse into staying at home while... Continue Reading →

TBPL Enters the World of Scripted Audio Dramas

Picture this: A team of amazing library workers, known for offering superb customer service, find something amazing hidden in the old vault at the Brodie Library (the Brodie Resource Library actually has an extremely large vault). This amazing object will lead the team on the biggest treasure hunt of their lives. Clues will lead this eclectic group... Continue Reading →

Interview with Deborah Donahue

A former ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Stott Pilates trained Pilates Instructor Deborah Donahue is a first time Canadian author born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Her debut novel I Used To Live On Banning Street has been garnering rave reviews as she begins her new venture of writing a screenplay based on her... Continue Reading →

Adaptations of Novels

This week, Laura and Nicole are all about book adaptations. We cover all the genres with fantasy, realism, YA, and adult titles, and then talk our personal favourite adaptations. Listen to the episode on your favourite podcast platform by searching for Read This Next or watch on our YouTube channel. Place your TPBL holds for print... Continue Reading →

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