Staff Review – Circe by Madeline Miller

I have always been a fan of Greek mythology. It all stems back to Disney's "Hercules" - my favourite Disney movie filled with Greek gods, fantastic music and Danny DeVito. Since watching this movie as a child, my fascination for Greek mythology has never waivered. I read Madeline Miller's "A Song of Achilles" previously, and... Continue Reading →

Fantasy by Asian Authors

This week, we are suggesting fantasy titles by Asian authors. These fantasies are of many different types ranging from high fantasy to urban fantasy - something for everyone! 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 books... Continue Reading →

Check out our new featured shelf on the cloudLibrary app. There's standalones and series; monster racing and dragons; and stories based on African, ancient Indian, and Chinese mythology and culture. Want to learn more about ebooks and eaudiobooks through TBPL? Visit    

Easter origins more ancient than we think

When we think of Easter today, the holiday is heavily associated with either bunnies, chicks and chocolates, or the Christian tradition of Jesus’s death on the cross and resurrection three days later. But many of the traditions associated with Easter have their origins before Christianity. Since Easter is next weekend, I thought I’d look through... Continue Reading →

The Call by Peadar O’Guilin

This tense, fast paced thriller asks the question, what would happen if the gods and goddess of mythology returned to the modern world with their hearts full of vengeance?  O’Guilin has taken modern Ireland and cut if off from the rest of the world, due to the magic of the Sidhe.  These were the mythical... Continue Reading →

Hexed by Kevin Hearne

  There are several of us at the library who are in love with Atticus O’Sullivan. Atticus is a cute Irish lad who looks to be in his early twenties. He’s also the last living druid in Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid Chronicles, making him about 21 centuries old. Atticus has been living in Tempe, Arizona... Continue Reading →

Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich

I just finished "Wicked Business", the second in the Diesel and Lizzy romantic/mystery series that is an offshoot of Evanovich's Stephanie Plum novels and I'm sad to say that it was for the most part like flat diet pop, no sugar, no taste, no fizz.   Diesel is the tall blond beach bum investigator for the... Continue Reading →

The Chaos by Nalo Hopkinson

There were many, many things I really liked about The Chaos. I loved how real Scotch's voice was and her interactions with her brother and family rang very true for me. It may be a cliche for the teen girl to change into more conservative, parent-approved clothes before heading home, but it helps establish Scotch's... Continue Reading →


K.A. Applegate's Everworld series came out around the time when she was writing the Animorphs series.  I was really into Animorphs and, at the time, wanted to read Everworld, but just never did.  I decided that there was no time like the present, and started reading all twelve books a few weeks ago. Everworld tells... Continue Reading →

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