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


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 […]

Recap: An Evening with Lori Lansens and Sara Gruen


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 […]

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


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 […]

Recap: Big Ideas Speaker Series @ Rotman with Jon Ronson


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 […]

Recap: Nothing Like Love book launch


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 […]

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


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, […]

Brunch Book Club: March & April Wrap-Ups!


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 […]

Recap: Sarah Britton’s My New Roots launch


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 […]

Review: Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan


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 […]

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


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 […]

Review: Exquisite Corpse by Pénélope Bagieu


Zoe is tired of her seemingly never-ending life of a dead end job and a dead beat boyfriend. While sitting alone in the park having lunch one day, she stumbles into the life of world-famous author Thomas Rocher. Not knowing who he is, she has no idea about the big secret and scandal that is […]

Giveaway: How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are


Not only do I get to celebrate my birthday today but I also get to give away a copy of How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are to one lucky reader thanks to the generous team at Penguin Random House! About the book From four stunning and accomplished French women — at last — a fresh and […]

Guest Post: A Paris-Themed Book Club Party


Today, I’d like to welcome Ciara of Lost at Midnight Reviews to the Paris Month festivities! Like Meaghan from my Monday’s guest post review, Ciara is also one of the fabulous Ottawa Bloggettes that we’ve all become friends with and I’m excited to have her share their Paris-themed book club party for Paris Month this […]

Waiting on Wednesday 38


Through all the years of Paris Month, I’ve read a lot of books of both contemporary and historical fiction. Not often do I come across one that is historical fiction but also incorporates superstitions and the occult arts. I’m completely intrigued and fascinated at this book’s premise and can’t wait to read it! The cover […]


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