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How provincial politics is like A Game of Thrones

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With a provincial election underway, our book panel has some creative choices to get you reading about politics. Andrea Palmer and Erin Pfliger are from the Prince George public library.

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Andrea's picks:

  • Lean In: Women Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
  • A Fair Country:Telling Truths about Canada by John Ralston Saul

Erin's picks:

  • 500 of the Most Witty, Acerbic & Erudite Things Ever Said About Politics compiled by Iain Dale
  • What is Stephen Harper Reading? by Yann Martel

Both:

  • A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin


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Book Panel: Spooky stories

The Prince George Public Library's Andrea Palmer and Erin Pfliger make up Daybreak's monthly book panel. Up for discussion this week: spooky stories, and why we like to be scared.

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Books discussed (click on the covers to find them on Goodreads):

The Shining by Stephen King: One of the classics that our panel thinks might be scarier in book from.

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My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf: A graphic novel that is definitely not for kids-- a haunting memoir of growing up with serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.
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White Horse by Alex Adams: A woman on a quest might not sound scary, but when the backdrop is the end of the world, it it adds some fright.

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The Haunting of Hill House
by Shirley Jackson: It may be old, but it's still chilling.
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Ghosts Caught on Film: Photographs of the Paranormal by Dr. Melvyn Willin: Photographs of ghosts.
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The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman: The hit TV series started as this dark graphic novel.
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Book Panel: Books for men

Today on our Book Panel, we discussed Books for Men. Here are our panelist picks from the Prince George Public Library's Andrea Palmer and Erin Pfliger. Listen to the discussion before, and click on the book titles for more information from the website Goodreads.

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Andrea started out with "Men behaving badly" and recommended The Outlaw Album by Daniel Woodrell:
The Outlaw Album: Stories

Erin's first pick was Born to Run by Christopher McDouggal, an inside look at the secret world of intensive runners and superathletes.
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

Andrea's second pick was pop-culture writer Chuck Klostermann's latest, the Visible Man.

The Visible Man

Finally, Erin put forward the pop culture phenomena and graphic novel The Walking Dead from Robert Kirkman.
The Walking Dead, Compendium 1

Bonus! Our stock guy Steve Boker recommends the work of Wilbur Smith.