Recap: Philippa Gregory in Toronto

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Last week, Toronto's Al Green Theatre played host to best-selling historical fiction novelist Philippa Gregory. In town to promote her latest book, The King's Curse, this new novel follows the life of lady-in-waiting Margaret Pole during the reign of King Henry VIII. Thanks to the lovely people at … [continue]

Review: I Hunt Killers (Jasper Dent, #1) by Barry Lyga

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His friends call him Jazz, but Jasper Dent is also known in his small town as the son of the most dangerous and notorious serial killer to have walked in their midst. Determined not to follow in his father’s footsteps and trying desperately to shake the stigma of being Billy Dent’s son, Jazz – along […]

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Review: Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

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After leaving behind a successful career, Bernadette finds herself living in Seattle with her husband and brilliant daughter, Bee. Bernadette detests the city and her neighbourhood full of busybody moms to the extent where she hires a virtual assistant in India to help her with everyday tasks. When the pressure and threat of interactions with […]

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Top 10 Tuesday 103

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Every season when Top 10 Tuesday does these “Top 10 Books on My ___ TBR List”, I always feel like I get overly ambitious… because when I look back on them as I do the next seasons’ now, I realize I don’t get to very many of them. HOWEVER, it looks like I fared pretty […]

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Recap: Toronto Word on the Street 2014

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With plans to meet up with Christa in the morning to check out Word on the Street, I awoke to the sounds of heavy rain which dampened our plans. In the span of about half an hour, we went from not going anymore, to maybe checking it out later in the afternoon, to “oh good! […]

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Review: Heist Society by Ally Carter

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Katarina has escaped her childhood of growing up in a family of thieves until Hale shows up to pull her back into that world. Her friend and partner in crime (literally) informs her that a major player in the mob scene has had his art collection stolen, and Kat’s dad is suspected of stealing it. […]

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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 up […]

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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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