Books of My Life visits with Nova Boden. (Wanderlust photography)

Books of My Life visits with Nova Boden. (Wanderlust photography)

Library Corner: Books of My Life

Books of My Life welcomes 10-year-old Nova Boden a regular visitor to the Rossland Public Library

Nova Boden is 10 years old and moved to the Kootenays in 2017.

Her current career aspirations are to be a librarian or an engineer.

Her favourite books to read are graphic novels and her favourite literary genre is horror.

She loves to spend time with her friends, rock climb, and sprint in Track and Field.

She is always ready to make people laugh with a funny joke or by having a silly face contest.

When she isn’t playing video games, talking to her friends, or doing one of her after school activities, she is usually reading and loves the library.

1. What are you reading now?

Right now, I’m reading the manga series Attack On Titan by Hajime Isayama. I think it is great! There is drama and surprises, it makes me laugh and sometimes makes me sad and the artist is very good at illustrating the stories.

2. What book did you most enjoy in school?

My favourite book I have read in school is Refugee by Alan Gratz. It is so good. It’s not really funny because it is about real events, even though the characters aren’t real people. It is interesting to read about wars in different places and about people who aren’t able to stay in their homes. It’s very sad and very serious.

3. What book scared you the most?

Scary Stories for Young Foxes by Christian McKay Heidicker scared me a lot!

The writer builds suspense and there were a lot of surprises and sad parts.

It made me think about what would happen if my parents had to leave me behind if I was sick and also when the foxes were being violent. It was very intense!

4. What book do you wish you had written?

I would love to write a beautiful cat story like something for Erin Hunt’s The Warriors because I love cats and everyone likes them.

5. What books might people be surprised to learn you love?

Well…people might be surprised about how I love manga (Japanese graphic novels) because they think some are too violent or gory or maybe are confused about how you have to read them in a way that feels backwards (manga is read from right to left, instead of left to right).

The stories are really good and have a lot of life lessons in them, so I think more people should give them a try. Ouran Host Club by Bisco Hatori is one series that is really cute and funny and isn’t violent at all.

Rossland Public Library Announcements and Information

Programming News: Cool Crafts runs Tuesday afternoons from 3 to 4 p.m. until Dec. 14.

• Books & Babies is every Friday from 11 to 11:30 a.m.

• Letters to Santa is in Harry’s Room. Use the stationery provided to write out your Christmas wish lists or words of encouragement for Santa. Letters must be completed by December 10th.

• The Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy has donated Nature Backpacks which include binoculars and bird-watching tips. Available for three-week loans.

• Book Reading Bingo: Bingo Cards are available for readers of all ages with prizes going to first line and first full card completed.

Art Displays: Come in to view the artwork of Julie MacDermott, Fiona Cavallin, Lena Obal, Janell Lancaster, and Sue Greene. Shannon Roberts’ display opens on December 1st.

• Artists interested in having their work displayed may apply online at

Truth and Reconciliation: If you want to learn more about Truth and Reconciliation, check out the display inside the front doors. Some titles include The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King, Rez Life by David Treuer, and Talking Back to the Indian Act: Critical Readings in Settler Colonial Histories, Mary-Ellen Kelm and Keith Smith (editors).

Remembrance Day

• The Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre’s veteran’s display will remain throughout November. Some featured book selections are War Horse by Michael Morpurgo, A Call to Battle: The War of 1812 by Alexander MacKay, and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

• Thanks to everyone who wrote a letter, coloured a picture, or made a card for a Veteran.

The Raven Reads Book Club: Meets at the library at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24. In keeping with the theme of War and Remembrance, this month’s selection is Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell To Arms. To participate, register at Copies of the novel are available at the front desk.

Books of My Life: Have you enjoyed reading “Books of My Life” interviews? Do you love reading and sharing your favourites? If so, please consider participating in a “Books of My Life” interview. For more information, email I look forward to hearing from readers of all ages.

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