Monthly Archives: September 2011

Little Mosque on the Prairie, season 1

Little Mosque on the Prairie, season 1 (2007). Eight episodes. Starring Carlo Rota, Zaib Shaikh, Sitara Hewitt, Debra McGrath, Manoj Sood, Derek McGrath, Neil Crone, Arlene Duncan and Sheila McCarthy. This Canadian sitcom takes place in a prairie town in Saskatchewan. The small Muslim community meets in the new mosque in the parish hall of … Continue reading »

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NPR’s Top 100 science fiction and fantasy books

Remember when NPR took a poll a few months ago and put together a list of the top 100 science fiction and fantasy books? SF Signal turned the list into a flowchart in an attempt to organize them and make it easier to find something you’d want to read (and keep away from the other … Continue reading »

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Book lists: Dystopia

We have a science fiction and fantasy display at MPOW. Every month or two, the theme changes and I put together a list of books to choose from to stock the display. The lists aren’t meant to be comprehensive or “best of.” They’re simply lists of books that fit the theme and are in MPOW’s … Continue reading »

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Little Blog on the Prairie

Little Blog on the Prairie, by Cathleen Davitt Bell. 2010. Genevieve Welsh is your standard suburban eighth-grader, starting high school in a few months. Her summer plans include soccer camp and swimming at the rec center with her friends. But her mother has different ideas and has signed up the whole family to Pioneer camp. … Continue reading »

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RMS Titanic 1909-12 (Olympic Class) : Owners’ Workshop Manual

RMS Titanic 1909-12 (Olympic Class): Owners’ Workshop Manual, by David F. Hutchings and Richard de Kerbrech. 2011. Many Titanic books are about the human side of the Titanic story. That’s covered in the first part of the book: 30 pages covering a short history of the ship, its construction, and its famous maiden — and … Continue reading »

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How to Avoid Being Killed in a War Zone

How to Avoid Being Killed in a War Zone, by Rosie Garthwaite. 2011. Subtitle: “The essential survival guide for dangerous places.” This is a how-to book for journalists and anyone else heading into a war zone. How to prepare before you get there, how to run your team, how to cope with guns, riots, and … Continue reading »

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