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 […]

Review: The Archived by Victoria Schwab

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Mackenzie, chosen by her grandfather to take on the responsibility of being a Keeper now that he’s passed on, has the task of returning Histories that have escaped. Histories, or the dead, can become restless and she must return them to the Archives, a library where the dead rest on shelves like books. When her […]

Review: Diary of a Pissed-Off Flight Attendant by Sydney Pearl

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Pearl has been a flight attendant for almost 2 decades and she recounts some of the ridiculous and irritating experiences she’s had in those years of flying. Everything from crew behaviour to passenger hijinx. I was very curious to read this one, having traveled quite a bit this year. I wanted to see what kind […]

Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels (December 2014 edition)

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For the end of the year, I’ve got a couple graphic novels that I finished recently which I really enjoyed. Finishing 2014 with some good ones! Skim | The Eternal Smile Skim by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki Kim (aka Skim) and her friend Lisa are wannabe Wiccans who are part of the school body […]

Top 10 Tuesday 107

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Well, not like I need any more books… and to think I have to narrow it down to only 10? Oddly enough, I managed to split it in half : first 5, YA, last 5 adult fiction. Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing This Year      The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth […]

Review: Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris

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From child star to Renaissance man, Neil Patrick Harris has grown up before our eyes with some notable TV roles. His autobiography, told in the format of the old Choose Your Own Adventure series of books, tells his story of landing the iconic role of Doogie Howser to becoming the legendary Barney Stinson – and […]

Brunch Book Club: November Wrap-Up!

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WOW, where did the time go? Jenn, Vikki, Christa and I met up for a dinner edition of Brunch Book Club early November to discuss The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth and December just slipped by. I only just realized that I hadn’t done our wrap-up discussion post on this yet! As usual, […]

Top 10 Tuesday 106

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Hmm this week’s topic might come out quick similar to last week’s “Top 10 New-To-Me Authors” but at least now I can include the books that I read who were written but writers I already knew about beforehand. Though this was really difficult to narrow down to only 10.  I’m also not including the Harry […]

Top 10 Tuesday 105

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I love the end of the year lists that are all popping up, and Top 10 Tuesday’s December recap and roundup of the year is a great way to look back at all the great books I read this year (and there were a lot of great ones!). Of course, some of the authors on […]

Recap: Teens Read Spring Preview with Raincoast Books

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A personal first for me, I participated in my first Google Hangout on Saturday for Raincoast Books‘ Spring Preview. Based out of Vancouver, they hosted local bloggers at their office but was also able to set up a way to involve all the other bloggers Canada-wide as well. Amazing. The awesome team consisting of Melissa, […]

Review: Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella

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When Lottie is convinced that her boyfriend is going to propose during a special lunch, she is floored when it doesn’t turn out to be the case. Convinced that they aren’t meant to be, they part ways while he flies across the ocean for business and she is left to get over their relationship at […]

Review: Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One’s Looking) by Christian Rudder

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Rudder, one of the cofounders of the dating site OkCupid, has gathered his research and findings of online data trends and put them together in this book. From analyzing what Facebook ‘likes’ can mean, to what people say online versus what they really think via their actions. Dataclysm is an inside look into the trends […]

Review: The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth

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Cameron Post feels guilty when she finds out her parents just died in a car crash. Not because she thinks she caused it but because she’s relieved they’ll never find out she was kissing her childhood friend Irene earlier. Now under the care of her aunt and grandmother, Cameron must keep hidden her feelings towards […]