Review: The Awesome by Eva Darrows

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Maggie isn't your average 17-year-old. She prefers the comfort of hoodies and boots when she wants to join her mother in monster hunting. Her mother, however, won't let Maggie get her hunting license until she loses her virginity since virgin blood will make vampires go into a rage. So even though a … [continue]

Book Ride | Books on Bloor

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Do you love cycling? Do you love books? Then join the free Book Ride, this Saturday for a ride through the city! On Saturday, May 30th get your bicycle out and head on over to 3699 Bloor St. West, at the Six Points Interchange where the ride will begin. Along the way, cyclists will stop periodically and […]

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Review: Someone Is Watching by Joy Fielding

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Bailey Carpenter prides herself on her work as an investigator until one horrifying moment when she is assaulted while on a case. Retreating to the safety of her apartment, she gets anxious at the idea of having to leave it for any reason. So when she picks up her binoculars and looks out her window […]

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Recap: Sarah Henstra’s Book Launch for Mad Miss Mimic

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The High Park Curling & Tennis Club played host to the launch party for Sarah Henstra’s debut novel Mad Miss Mimic earlier this week. The gorgeously decked out venue, with guests in elaborate chapeaus, was fitting for the book. With tables scattered around the room full of finger sandwiches, baked goods and snacks, guests were […]

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Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

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Simon Spier is a closeted gay 16 year old boy in high school who has struck up an increasingly flirty email correspondence with another boy, nicknamed Blue. When one of the emails falls into the wrong hands, Simon finds himself being blackmailed for fear of his secret getting out. He must navigate the growing complexities of his […]

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Recap: An Evening with Lori Lansens and Sara Gruen

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A few weeks ago, fans journeyed downtown to see authors Lori Lansens and Sara Gruen. I had the amazing opportunity to swing by a brief and intimate reception before their chat at the Toronto Reference Library, where I and other book lovers had a chance to mingle, chat with the authors and get our books […]

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Review: The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy by Sam Maggs

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With the tagline “a handbook for girl geeks”, The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy takes a look at all the things that make up that world. From meeting other like-minded friends to dressing in cosplay, navigating conventions to dealing with trolls. This handy book lays it out with tips and fandom-specific lingo to make sure you’re […]

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Recap: Big Ideas Speaker Series @ Rotman with Jon Ronson

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Several weeks ago, the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management welcomed Jon Ronson as part of their speakers series. Author of The Psychopath Test and, most recently, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, Ronson shared stories from both his book and his life where he had encountered shaming. With projector clicker in hand, photos and […]

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Recap: Nothing Like Love book launch

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On a long-awaited gorgeous weeknight a few weeks ago, bloggers and fans of Sabrina Ramnanan headed out to Rhum Bar, celebrating the launch of her debut novel Nothing Like Love. Located on Dundas Street West, near Trinity Bellwoods Park, this cool space was the perfect venue to mingle, snack on some appetizers and enjoy some […]

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Review: So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

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From the author of The Psychopath Test and Lost at Sea, Jon Ronson is back with his latest book exploring those who have been publicly shamed – and the ones who shamed them. With some focus on the higher-profile shamings like Jonah Lehrer and Justine Sacco, Ronson takes a look at the psychology of it all, […]

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Brunch Book Club: March & April Wrap-Ups!

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As with the #GreenGablesReadalong post from the other day, this Brunch Book Club wrap-up will be a two-parter of both March & April’s since April was jam packed with Paris love. Per usual, as this is a book club wrap-up discussion, there is a SPOILER WARNING in effect. For March’s #BrunchBC discussion, we were headed […]

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Recap: Sarah Britton’s My New Roots launch

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Being a novice to cooking, and especially cooking healthy, I was excited to check out the book launch of Sarah Britton’s new cookbook My New Roots a few weeks ago. Invited by Random House, I headed to Good Egg in Kensington Market, an eclectic store in downtown Toronto with an assortment of cookbooks, crafty DIY […]

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Review: Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

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Kami has spent her whole life talking to the voice in her head. His name is Jared and she shares all her inner most thoughts with him. So imagine her surprise when Jared is real, and shows up when the mysterious Lynburn family returns to her town of Sorry-in-the-Vale. The Lynburns had long ago left their […]

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#GreenGablesReadalong: Book 3 Anne of the Island and Book 4 Anne of Windy Poplars

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Due to my blog’s Paris Month, and all the prep reading I did for that leading up to April, I was pretty behind on my Green Gables Readalong. So it wasn’t until halfway into the next month that I finally got around to finishing Book 3: Anne of the Island. “Spoiler” warnings, per usual, but here are […]

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