Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels (July 2014 edition)

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This month's mini graphic novel reviews features some really great discoveries! A few found via Netgalley, and one as part of an online Comic Books course (SuperMOOC²) that Ardo, Christa & I were participating in. (And of which I have failed miserably at keeping up with.) Sex Criminals, Vol 1 | … [continue]

One-Liners: Sherlock season 1 & 2

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  I have finally/slowly started watching the much-talked-about BBC series Sherlock and, I must admit, I’m hooked. I would definitely have gotten through the first two seasons quicker if I had a bit more time the last little while and each episode wasn’t 1.5 hrs long. Such a commitment! Anyway, as I have done with […]

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Impromptu Cleaning My Closet Giveaway 2.0

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The last time I did this was back in October 2011 when I was tidying and came across a lot of random goodies that I wanted to give away. So while I had a momentary burst of inspiration to tidy a bit while watching some Mindy Project on Netflix, I compiled 3 gift packs to […]

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Review: Never Have I Ever: my life (so far) without a date by Katie Heaney

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At 25, Katie has a college degree, a great group of friends and has never had a boyfriend. In this hilarious memoir, she recounts all the cringe-worthy moments with crushes and guys she can barely call a “date”. She talks about her past crushes, boys who are friends, and her foray into online dating. While […]

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Top 10 Tuesday 101

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Apologies to those who responded to my previous Top 10 Tuesday and I haven’t had a chance to check out yours yet! It’s been a crazy few weeks with my wedding, and I’m scheduling this post to go up while I’m on my honeymoon. I will definitely get to everyone’s upon my return though! Pretty […]

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Brunch Book Club: June Wrap-Up!

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When Wendy let us know about an “Brunch with Bennyfits” feature at a Toronto restaurant, we knew that Oliver & Bonacini on Front Street would have to be the next location for our Brunch Book Club discussion. This month, Jenn and I were joined by Wendy, Chandra, Rhiannon and Baby Sybil! As usual, since this […]

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Review: Landline by Rainbow Rowell

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Georgie and her writing partner Seth are about to get their big break after years of mediocre TV shows. They’re finally getting the chance to meet with a TV executive on their brainchild show. The only catch is that they have to churn out a number of scripts over the Christmas holidays, much to the […]

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Harry Potter (re)read: Book 6

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I am so completely failing at this Harry Potter reread. While I do have the excuse that I got married last weekend and the wedding was all-consuming for the last 2 months, it does mean that not only have I not finished Order of the Phoenix from May still, I haven’t even started Half-Blood Prince… […]

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Review: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

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After a strange encounter at a nightclub with her best friend Simon, Clary Fray finds herself thrust into a shadowy underworld where witches, werewolves and demons exist. She meets three teenagers who kill said demons, calling themselves Shadowhunters. Clary is inexplicably drawn to one of the Shadowhunters in particular, a good-looking surly boy named Jace who […]

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Review: Keep Your Friends Close by Paula Daly

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Natty and Sean were high school sweethearts, now married with two teenage daughters and running the local hotel that they own. When Natty’s good friend Eve is in town for a visit, she thinks nothing of leaving her with her family when she rushes out of town to tend to one of her daughters who […]

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Top 10 Tuesday 100

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My 100th Top 10 Tuesday! I love this week’s topic, though I think I’m going to have a hard time coming up with 10 things… so I’ve split it up in 6 likes, 4 dislikes… which I find that YA novels tend to fall into my dislikes quite a lot! Ten Book Cover Trends (or just […]

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Re-Confirming Subscriptions and the Upcoming Anti-Spam Law

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With the imminent Anti-Spam legislation taking into effect in Canada on July 1st, a lot of bloggers (including myself) have been a bit concerned whether those who have subscribed to our blog fall under the “express consent” vs “implied consent”. Express consent is when the recipient has expressed consent, written or verbal, to receive your […]

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Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels (June 2014 edition)

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It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to do more graphic novel mini reviews but I flew through a bunch of them recently, so here’s the run-down. All of these are actually not new releases, with the newest one from February 2014. The Heart of the Beast | Gotham Central: Book One | […]

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Top 10 Tuesday 99

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I love these “TBR list” topics, but looking back on my previous season’s lists, I don’t actually get around to the ones I’ve listed as wanting to read!  I’ve included an assorted mix in this week’s top 10. Some are new/upcoming releases, some are ones I need to finally get to, some were from my […]

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