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Archive for September, 2015

  • Kate Lawson, Chair, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Waterloo

    I just finished reading Bernhard Schlink’s The Reader ….           And am just starting Dominion by C.J. Sansom.                  

  • Jeff Willmer, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Kitchener

    I am reading Lakeland by Allan Casey.  It’s a fascinating look at how Canada – our culture as well as our landscape – is defined by our freshwater lakes.  It provides thoughtful insights into the Canadian identity at the same time as offering some sobering food for thought.  Plus, as a bonus, it is beautifully […]

  • Mandy Brouse, Co-owner of Words Worth Books

    The Queen of the South by Arturo Perez Reverte.        

  • Kayleigh Platz, Community Relations Manager, Communitech

    I just finished reading Soulless, the first book in the Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger. It was a hilarious and light read. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.         I’m also getting through Hard Choices by Hillary Clinton. I love memoirs but tend to read them slower than […]

  • Mary Chevreau, CEO, Kitchener Public Library

    I’ve recently finished Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, the One Book One Community 2015 winner! Station Eleven is a tale of survival, friendship and love after a pandemic changes the world as we all know it. Ms. St. John Mandel deftly moves between before and after the pandemic, weaving the life stories and […]

  • Alex Kinsella, Communitech

    Losing The Signal by Sean Silcoff and Jacquie McNish Some people read it for closure. Some people read it to gain insights into what went wrong. I read it because I lived it, man. It was awesome to read about events that happened – a few of which I was lucky enough to be in […]

  • Andrea Bellemare, Online Host and Reporter, CBC KW

    The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic by Jessica Hopper, the Editor in Chief of The Pitchfork Review and a senior editor at Pitchfork It’s refreshing to read about music from a woman’s perspective, and now I might love Lana Del Rey a little more too.     Women Photographers at […]

  • Kory Jeffrey, Google

    Currently on my bedside table:   Moby Dick by Herman Melville  A classic that I have always wanted to read. Particularly interesting is the social politics on the ship (democracy, fate/religion, racial diversity/equality).  Queequeg is also a hilarious character whose straight forward actions/thinking constantly surprises other  characters’ sensibilities (feels like Dickens in that sense).   […]

  • Martha Lenio, NASA Mars Simulation Mission’s commander and the first woman to lead a Mars simulation

    What I was reading in The Dome: “The Martian” by Andy Weir I felt I had to, as the movie’s coming out soon and everyone was asking what I thought of it. It was a fun read, and the technical details were extremely well researched. I’m very much looking forward to the movie to see how […]