Meet Philippa Gregory in Toronto!

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Philippa Gregory, best-selling author of historical fiction novels such as The Other Boleyn Girl, The White Queen and many more, is in Toronto to promote her latest book. The great people at Simon & Schuster have offered up a ticket for me to give away to a lucky fan! Keep scrolling to find out more about […]

Review: The Table of Less Valued Knights by Marie Phillips

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After an unfortunate incident from his past, Sir Humphrey has been demoted from the Round Table to the Table of Less Valued Knights. When a damsel in distress comes running into the hall after all the other knights had left, Sir Humphrey takes on her quest, along with his half-giant squire. Along their meandering journey, they […]

Top 10 Tuesday 102

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Ah.. back to school themed Top 10 Tuesday this week. I can’t believe it’s already September… I’m sure a lot of people are asking the same thing but WHERE did this summer go!? In Toronto at least, there has been very few actually warm days, let alone hot ones so it certainly doesn’t feel like […]

Review: MARY: The Summoning by Hillary Monahan

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Shauna and her friends Anna & Kitty let themselves be convinced by their friend Jess to try summoning “Bloody Mary”. Little did they know that their game works and now they can’t get rid of Mary. The girls, especially Shauna, are haunted by the ghost everywhere they go and nobody around them is safe either […]

Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

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Alina and Mal, orphans who grew up together, are sent to serve in the army. When Alina discovers that she possesses special powers that exceed her map-making skills, she’s thrust into the world of Grishas – an elite group of magical people. Everyone believes that Alina’s powers will rid them of  the Shadow Fold, a […]

Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels (August 2014 edition)

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This month’s mini graphic novel reviews features a bit more misses than hits unfortunately. All three were requested from Netgalley – e-copies provided by the publishers in exchange for an honest review. All three were ones that the story called out to me and I thought I would enjoy. All three ranged from the bad […]

Review: The Young World by Chris Weitz

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Set in a dystopian New York City after a mysterious sickness wipes away all the adults and very young children, teenagers are the only ones left fighting to survive. After the previous leader turns 18, thereby becoming an adult and succumbing to the sickness, Jefferson is thrust into the role of reluctant leader. Along with […]

Recap: #FrenzyPresents 2014/15 Preview Event

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Now into its third year, Harper Collins hosted their annual HCC Frenzy event where they highlight and preview some of the exciting books that will be coming out this Fall. A fun group of familiar faces filled the rooms at the HCC Toronto office on a lovely Sunday afternoon as we listened to the team […]

Brunch Book Club: July Wrap-Up!

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While Jenn and I always try to keep to our Sunday brunches, sometimes due to our busy schedules, we have to squeeze a weekday lunch or dinner in quickly. This was the case for our July read (apologies to those of you who had wanted to join us for a brunch that never happened!) where […]

Review: Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid

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Leila is on a road trip across the country in her red car, meeting many people along the way. She encounters four strangers at pivotal moments in their lives. Leila experiences love and life with these chance meetings as she heads towards her destination. Full disclosure, it was the book cover and title that first […]

Review: Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood

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Cate and her two younger sisters have grown up having to hide the fact that they can do magic. Living in New England, where women suspected of being witches are arrested and sent away on a constant basis, their livelihood and safety depend on them keeping what they are a secret. I need the next […]

Review: The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

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Cormoran Strike is back with another case, this time investigating the disappearance of an author who has written a questionable and controversial book before going missing. Taking place months after solving the Lula Landry case, Strike tackles the publishing world and all the eccentric personalities that come with it. Convinced the police are on the […]

Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels (July 2014 edition)

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This month’s mini graphic novel reviews features some really great discoveries! A few found via Netgalley, and one as part of an online Comic Books course (SuperMOOC²) that Ardo, Christa & I were participating in. (And of which I have failed miserably at keeping up with.) Sex Criminals, Vol 1 | Manifest Destiny, Vol 1 […]

Review: Never Have I Ever: my life (so far) without a date by Katie Heaney

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At 25, Katie has a college degree, a great group of friends and has never had a boyfriend. In this hilarious memoir, she recounts all the cringe-worthy moments with crushes and guys she can barely call a “date”. She talks about her past crushes, boys who are friends, and her foray into online dating. While […]