Random House Canada’s Spring/Summer 2015 Preview

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  Last week, I had the fantastic opportunity to visit the Random House Canada office to get a taste of some of the exciting books that will be coming out for Spring/Summer 2015. We were previewed a large selection and I will attempt to pare it down a little bit to share with you some […]

Review: Single, Carefree, Mellow by Katherine Heiny

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A collection of short stories with an underlying theme: infidelity. Each short story are small vignettes into the lives of different women in different walks of life who are having an affair. One woman invites her husband’s mistress out for a drink, while another is out for coffee with a married man she met on […]

Brunch Book Club: January Wrap-Up!

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Having been a huge fan of R.L. Stine’s books when I was younger (Fear Street!), I had been wanting to read his first adult novel, Red Rain, for a while. This was our chance – the first book of 2015 in our Brunch Book Club and halfway through the month, this string of tweets came […]

#GreenGablesReadalong: Book 1 – Anne of Green Gables

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While 2014 was the year of the Harry Potter (re)read, where my good friend Lindsey immersed herself into the Hogwarts world for the first time, she is now playing host in 2015 to the Green Gables readalong, where I finally take the journey to Avonlea. For being such an avid reader since I was a […]

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

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A 1970’s mixed-race family is pulled apart when their middle, and favourite, child Lydia is found dead at the bottom of the lake. The older brother suspects the boy Lydia’s been secretly hanging out with down the street while the parents are torn between thinking she was murdered or she committed suicide. The youngest daughter, […]

Lost in the Kitchen: The Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers Cookbook

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I can’t believe it’s been over a year since my last Lost in the Kitchen post but with this winter weather upon us, what better way to survive that than with some delicious soups from The Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers Cookbook! I absolutely loved the Soup Sisters’ first cookbook and still constantly refer back […]

Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels (January 2015 edition)

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New year and new graphic novels! I’ve been lucky to have started off 2015 with some great ones that I’m excited to share, even though some of these have been out for some time now. Lumberjanes | Strong Female Protagonist | The Wicked & The Divine Lumberjanes #1 by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Brooke Allen […]

Brunch Book Club: December Wrap-Up!

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The first Brunch Book Club of 2015 for the last read of 2014 took place a few Sundays ago with a return to The Kennedy Public House which we enjoyed earlier last year. Jenn & I, joined by a full group which included Wendy, Rhiannon (and baby Sybil), Andie, Ardo, Chandra & Leah. As with our […]

Review: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

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Rachel takes the same train every morning and evening, the train pausing at the same spots on the tracks as it passes through neighbourhoods. She feels like she knows the people that she spots on their balconies, getting a glimpse of their life twice a day. One day, when she sees the familiar woman kissing […]

Review: Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

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In 1962, a dying young actress arrives in a boat at Pasquale’s small hotel off the Italian coast and immediately he is mesmerized by the beautiful American.  Decades later, an old Italian man shows up at a Hollywood production office looking for an actress he once knew. My brief synopsis above does not do this book justice. Beautiful […]

Review: Blood of My Blood (Jasper Dent, #3) by Barry Lyga

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The conclusion to Lyga’s Jasper Dent trilogy, Blood of My Blood picks up where Game left off. Jasper, his girlfriend Connie and best friend Howie have been separated and are all in grave danger. As the police race to hunt down Billy, Jasper struggles with what he must do to put an end to everything. […]

2015 … Let’s Do This.

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Happy 2015 everyone! I don’t often make New Year’s resolutions or goals but I was inspired by both Jenn‘s & Lindsey‘s that I thought I’d put mine down on paper. And by paper I mean blog post. In the past years, the only one I really stuck with all the way through was the 50 […]

2014 Year in Review Party + Giveaway

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Another year has come and gone… I can’t believe we’re welcoming in 2015 already. 2014 was a pretty big and busy year for me even though maybe not necessarily in the book/blog sense… A Look Back… Probably the biggest event of this year was that I got married back in June! (How have 6 months […]

End of Year Book Survey 2014

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I can’t believe 2014 has already come to an end. This year was quite the busy one with getting married, a lot of traveling and buying a new home. I’ve increased the number of books read each year for the last few years but this year I fell a bit short. My favourite wrap-up survey […]