Review: The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe by Romain Puértolas

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Ajatashatru Oghash Rathod, a fakir from India, flies to France to purchase a bed of nails from Ikea. When his trip ends up taking longer than he thought it would, Ajatshatru finds himself in the large store overnight and hides in a wardrobe when he hears people coming. The people are there to pack … [continue]

Meet Philippa Gregory in Toronto!

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Philippa Gregory, best-selling author of historical fiction novels such as The Other Boleyn Girl, The White Queen and many more, is in Toronto to promote her latest book. The great people at Simon & Schuster have offered up a ticket for me to give away to a lucky fan! Keep scrolling to find out more about […]

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Review: The Table of Less Valued Knights by Marie Phillips

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After an unfortunate incident from his past, Sir Humphrey has been demoted from the Round Table to the Table of Less Valued Knights. When a damsel in distress comes running into the hall after all the other knights had left, Sir Humphrey takes on her quest, along with his half-giant squire. Along their meandering journey, they […]

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Top 10 Tuesday 102

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Ah.. back to school themed Top 10 Tuesday this week. I can’t believe it’s already September… I’m sure a lot of people are asking the same thing but WHERE did this summer go!? In Toronto at least, there has been very few actually warm days, let alone hot ones so it certainly doesn’t feel like […]

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Review: MARY: The Summoning by Hillary Monahan

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Shauna and her friends Anna & Kitty let themselves be convinced by their friend Jess to try summoning “Bloody Mary”. Little did they know that their game works and now they can’t get rid of Mary. The girls, especially Shauna, are haunted by the ghost everywhere they go and nobody around them is safe either […]

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Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

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Alina and Mal, orphans who grew up together, are sent to serve in the army. When Alina discovers that she possesses special powers that exceed her map-making skills, she’s thrust into the world of Grishas – an elite group of magical people. Everyone believes that Alina’s powers will rid them of  the Shadow Fold, a […]

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Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels (August 2014 edition)

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This month’s mini graphic novel reviews features a bit more misses than hits unfortunately. All three were requested from Netgalley – e-copies provided by the publishers in exchange for an honest review. All three were ones that the story called out to me and I thought I would enjoy. All three ranged from the bad […]

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Why I’m Not Doing the Ice Bucket Challenge

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For those that have been living under a rock (or not been on any form of social media) over the last 4 weeks, there’s a viral charity fundraiser taking place called the Ice Bucket Challenge™, raising awareness and donations for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease). The challenge, in which an individual is […]

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Review: The Young World by Chris Weitz

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Set in a dystopian New York City after a mysterious sickness wipes away all the adults and very young children, teenagers are the only ones left fighting to survive. After the previous leader turns 18, thereby becoming an adult and succumbing to the sickness, Jefferson is thrust into the role of reluctant leader. Along with […]

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Recap: Outlander Preview Screening

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Earlier this week, I was honoured to attend Showcase’s preview screening of the new television series Outlander, based on the historical fiction novel by Diana Gabaldon. While the show has already premiered in the States, Outlander is set to hit Canadian airwaves this Sunday, August 24th at 10pm on Showcase and Shaw Media certainly put on a fantastic […]

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Recap: #FrenzyPresents 2014/15 Preview Event

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Now into its third year, Harper Collins hosted their annual HCC Frenzy event where they highlight and preview some of the exciting books that will be coming out this Fall. A fun group of familiar faces filled the rooms at the HCC Toronto office on a lovely Sunday afternoon as we listened to the team […]

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One-Liners: Sherlock season 3

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Good Lord, I’m obsessed. I enjoyed the first two seasons, which I did my one-liners on the other week, but now.. NOW I’m obsessed. Season 3 was all kinds of Sherlock awesomeness and I cannot believe season 4 isn’t out until 2016 (according to IMDB). As this is my thoughts and commentary while watching the episodes, there […]

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Brunch Book Club: July Wrap-Up!

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While Jenn and I always try to keep to our Sunday brunches, sometimes due to our busy schedules, we have to squeeze a weekday lunch or dinner in quickly. This was the case for our July read (apologies to those of you who had wanted to join us for a brunch that never happened!) where […]

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Review: Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid

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Leila is on a road trip across the country in her red car, meeting many people along the way. She encounters four strangers at pivotal moments in their lives. Leila experiences love and life with these chance meetings as she heads towards her destination. Full disclosure, it was the book cover and title that first […]

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