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Best books for fall 2018

If books had a best-of season, it would probably be fall – this is when all the “big books” come out, the serious fiction, the weighty biographies, and the books that will shape our thinking and dominate media coverage for months to come. It’s an embarrassment of...

Tennis superstar Milos Raonic on books and reading in empty bathtubs

Photo credit: AFP via TVA Sports Milos Raonic is once and again Canada’s top ranked men’s singles tennis player. The Thornhill-raised 27-year-old with the bazooka serve is also the only Canadian male to have made a Grand Slam final – Wimbledon in 2016. While he now lives...

Seven popular books with unhappy endings

I’m not ashamed to say it: I love books with unhappy endings. In my dark opinion, the sad endings are the greatest. Happy endings are comfortable, and a pleasant gift after a lengthy adventure for most readers. But unhappy endings add beauty to already great narratives, and...

Can books help you mindfully tackle anxiety?

“Mindfulness” may be the newest mental health buzzword, but the principles behind it have made a difference when I’m in the throes of high-anxiety.

The best 2018 TIFF films based on books

It’s that special time of the year when the world of film descends upon Toronto for 11 days of cinematic wonder at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). When it ends on Sunday, TIFF will have screened an exciting collection of films from all over the world...

Walmart’s New Digital Book Offering is Worth Exploring

Michael Tamblyn, President and CEO, Rakuten Kobo As an avid book lover, I couldn’t be more excited about the new digital book options now available through Walmart eBooks by Rakuten Kobo. As we begin this new partnership, I wanted to share a little about who we are...

Six books you should read again, and again

Most stories can be boiled down to an essential conflict: the good guys and the bad guys. There’s always an ‘us against them’ element driving the plot forward. Here are six books I love that pit one group against another—all in different ways. They’re worth not only...

Julia Deans: making connections in the name of literacy

"Follow The Reader" is our series featuring unconventional leaders and trailblazers. This month: literacy advocate and community connector, Julia Deans. Photo via IT World Canada: The Business Leadership Podcast Did you know that one quarter of Canadian households don’t own a single book? I don’t know about you...

Books every man should read - and why

We consulted with many, many sources, from Esquire to the Guide to Manliness, to our friends-who-are-men, in order to come up with a full and rich list of the top books every man should read, and why. In no particular order, here are the best books for...

Will you be my bridesmaid?

Have you said “I do” to being a bridesmaid? Either you’re thrilled and have started a wedding-themed Pinterest board, or you’re dreading the responsibility, money and partying involved. Fear not we’ve got you covered with book recos for whichever type of bridesmaid you plan to be. Books...

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