Harry Potter (re)read: Book 5

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Well, this past month I have fallen behind on my Harry Potter re-read. With an upcoming wedding approaching, I haven’t had as much time to dive into as many books – especially this long 766-page, heavy, wrist-breaking of a paperweight hardcover as is The Order of the Phoenix. Definitely makes it tough to carry around […]

Brunch Book Club: May Wrap-Up!

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Well, due to lack of time in both of our schedules lately, Jenn (Lost In a Great Book) and I had to do a rush dinner version of Brunch Book Club this month. We both always finish the books before scheduling our chats (excluding last month!) but since we had to do this before the […]

Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

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Cady is part of the wealthy Sinclair family, a legacy started from her grandparents and passed down to their three daughters and their children. Every summer, the families converge onto their private island where each family has their own home. Cady, with her two cousins and a family friend become summer pals on the island. Each […]

Review: Splintered by A.G. Howard

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When Alyssa starts hearing bugs and plants talk to her, she’s upset that she’s becoming just as mentally ill as her committed mother. Her great-great-great-grandmother was the Alice that inspired Lewis Carroll’s famous novel about Wonderland and, with that connection, the family seemingly has a curse on them dating that far back. Alyssa is determined […]

“Ooh, just wait for that ending!!” & Why I Hate Non-Spoiler Spoilers

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I hate spoilers. Absolutely hate them. My former roommate and I would laugh because she, of the scientist mind, always wanted to flip to the end of a book first to see how it ends, and then go back to see how it gets to that point. Me, I like the journey. I want to […]

Review: Veronica Mars – The Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas & Jennifer Graham

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Picking up where the Kickstarter-funded movie left off, our favourite snarky heroine is in Neptune doing what she does best: investigating. When two girls go missing from the same week-long house party, Veronica is hired to find them. As the case unfolds, she finds herself faced with some unsavory characters with criminal ties that has […]

Recap: Toronto Comics Arts Festival 2014

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With the past 2 years of attending the Toronto Comic Arts Festival with Christa (More Than Just Magic), this year my TCAF partner in crime was on vacation during the May weekend of the free event. That being said, Ardo and I had a fantastic time surrounded by so many graphic novels and so much […]

Recap: Fangirling with Rainbow Rowell & Elaine Lui

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What seemed like it would be a low-key appearance, the evening of conversation with Eleanor & Park‘s Rainbow Rowell and Elaine Lui (from LaineyGossip) ended up with a packed house of over 200 people in the upstairs room of the Northern District Branch of the Toronto Public Library. It was only after a few bloggers […]

Recap: Laini Taylor’s 1st Canadian Event

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Fans of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone series were graced with the presence of author Laini Taylor out at Chapters Queensway in the west end of Toronto a couple weeks ago. Here for her first Canadian event, the pink-haired author took the stage with Chandra from Indigo Teen to a large, excited crowd. During […]

Review: Listen to the Squawking Chicken by Elaine Lui

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Elaine Lui, an eTalk reporter, one of the cohosts on The Social and creator of celeb gossip blog LaineyGossip, recounts the life lessons she has learned from her mother, traditions and wisdom deeply rooted in her culture. From her mother’s childhood to the trials and tribulations while growing up, Lui is candid and unapologetic, humble and […]

Harry Potter (re)read: Book 4

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I’m super behind on the fourth book’s rereading, mostly due to my focus being on Paris Month for all of April. I’ll really have to start Order of the Phoenix earlier in the month for May! Some point-form thoughts while rereading Goblet of Fire: This is the first time in the series so far that […]

Wrap-Up: Paris Month 2014

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I cannot believe another Paris Month has come and gone. As mentioned at the start of the month, this year would be a bit more low-key due to a lack of time leading up to April with work, travel and wedding planning. While I did get to share a number of reviews and features on […]

Review: Bandette, Volume 1: Presto! by Tobin & Coover

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In our first ever crossover post, I’m linking my Paris Month with Ardo’s Supervillain Week today. Thanks to Christa (More Than Just Magic) pointing us in the right direction, we discovered Tobin & Coover’s Bandette – a “supervillain” (of sorts) in Paris! While my post will be basically a review on the graphic novel, with special […]

Mini Reviews: An Assortment of Paris Books

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Well, this is a first… I’ve done mini reviews on graphic novels and e-novellas before but given that there are only 3 days left of April, and Paris Month is drawing to a close with so many books I still need to finish & review, I thought I would do a smattering of mini ones. […]