EDHS & White Pine Book Clubs

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

White Pine Website

Check it out!

The OLA has created a site where you can share your ideas with students from around the province.  And, there are contests that you can enter including:

Forest Video Challenge Deadline Jan  15/15
Why is the Forest of Reading Important to you, video Deadline Mar 15/15
Don't Judge a Book By Its Cover Deadline Mar 15/15
Readers Book Review Challenge Deadline Apr   1/15

For details, click here

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

The Devil in the White City - Discussion Questions

Here are some things that we could discuss at our meeting:

1. In what ways does the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 change America? What lasting inventions and ideas did it introduce into American culture? What important figures were critically influenced by the Fair?

2. At the end of the book, Larson suggests that, "exactly what motivated Holmes may never be known" (395). What possible motives are exposed in the story? Why is it important to try to understand the motives a person like Holmes?

3. In what ways is The Devil in the White City like a novel?

4. What is the essential difference between men like Daniel Burnham and Henry H. Holmes? Are they alike in any way?

Monday, 27 October 2014

EDHS Book Club Meeting, Thursday, October 30, 2014

Just a reminder that we will be meeting at lunch in the Library Seminar Room to discuss The Devil in the White City.

Bring your lunch. Dessert and drinks will be provided.

See you in the Library!

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Possible Titles for EDHS Book Club

Based on your feedback, here is an historical fiction, The Devil in the White City, and a mystery/thriller, Bones Never Lie, by Kathy Reichs, on whose series the TV show Bones is based. Let me know by Friday, September 26th which one you'd prefer. To vote, see Mr. Feick for a ballot. 

See you in the Library!

Click this cover for a(n) eBook sample of The Devil in the White City.

Erik Larson... intertwines the true tale of the 1893 World's Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. Combining meticulous research with nail-biting storytelling, Erik Larson has crafted a narrative with all the wonder of newly discovered history and the thrills of the best fiction.

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Temperance "Tempe" Brennan faces down the demons of her past in the seventeenth thriller in Kathy Reichs's phenomenally successful Bones series.

Unexpectedly called in to the Charlotte PD's Cold Case Unit, Dr. Temperance Brennan wonders why she's been asked to meet with a homicide cop who's a long way from his own jurisdiction. The shocking answer: Two child murders, separated by thousands of miles, have one thing in common-the killer....Brennan will have to draw her bitter ex-partner out of exile, keep the local police and feds from one another's throats, and face more than just her own demons as she stalks the deadliest of predators into the darkest depths of madness.

Image and text from: http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/bones-never-lie/9781476726434-item.html?ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0