Recap: Lauren Oliver in Toronto

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Lauren Oliver, author of the best-selling Delirium series, was back in Toronto to promote her new adult novel Rooms in Toronto’s west end last week. Foregoing the seat behind the desk, Lauren came out to excited applause from  her fans and hopped up onto the table to get more close and casual to the people who […]

Recap: Philippa Gregory in Toronto

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Last week, Toronto’s Al Green Theatre played host to best-selling historical fiction novelist Philippa Gregory. In town to promote her latest book, The King’s Curse, this new novel follows the life of lady-in-waiting Margaret Pole during the reign of King Henry VIII. Thanks to the lovely people at Simon & Schuster, I had the opportunity […]

Recap: Toronto Word on the Street 2014

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With plans to meet up with Christa in the morning to check out Word on the Street, I awoke to the sounds of heavy rain which dampened our plans. In the span of about half an hour, we went from not going anymore, to maybe checking it out later in the afternoon, to “oh good! […]

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 […]

Recap: Outlander Preview Screening

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Earlier this week, I was honoured to attend Showcase’s preview screening of the new television series Outlander, based on the historical fiction novel by Diana Gabaldon. While the show has already premiered in the States, Outlander is set to hit Canadian airwaves this Sunday, August 24th at 10pm on Showcase and Shaw Media certainly put on a fantastic […]

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 […]

Recap: A Blindfolded Reading with Bird Box’s Josh Malerman

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One gorgeous (and windy) evening a few weeks ago, a large group of Harper Collins Canada Facebook fans gathered at the publisher’s offices in Toronto to meet Josh Malerman, author of Bird Box. The novel takes place in a world where everyone is blindfolded to survive. Something that people see has been causing them to go […]

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: A Snowy Evening with The Enchanted’s Rene Denfeld

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On yet another blizzardy day in Toronto a small group of book lovers gathered at the Harper Collins office to meet author Rene Denfeld and to hear her speak about her new book The Enchanted. Christa (More Than Magic) had really enjoyed the book and I was definitely excited to find out more about it. […]

A Minimum 10-Night Stay?? Can Hotels Do This?

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I wanted to write about a strange encounter I had this week with a well known hotel in a ritzy area of the city. It wasn’t sitting well with me and I needed to get this out…. poll the audience whether this is a normal practice. I had been looking at various nice hotels to […]

Recap: Cress Book Tour with Marissa Meyer

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Last Monday, Indigo Yorkdale welcomed back Marissa Meyer to Toronto promoting the release of the third book in her Lunar Chronicles series, Cress. It was almost exactly a year ago that the charming author was in town to promote Scarlet – how quickly a year flies by. While last year’s crowd was predictably big, especially […]

Theatre Review: Aladdin – The New Musical

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Based on the classic 1992 Disney movie, the musical tells the familiar tale of a young street urchin named Aladdin who meets Princess Jasmine when she was disguised as a commoner in the street markets. He gets conned into retrieving a magic lamp for the evil Jafar but unleashes the genie himself, using it to […]

Recap: The Inaccurate Realities Launch Party

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Early in November, on a brisk Saturday afternoon at the Bakka Phoenix book store in Toronto, Christa, Andrea & Sara’s brainchild project was being celebrated. Originally announced earlier in the year, the first issue of Inaccurate Realities was now finally out and a large group of family, friends and supporters were in attendance. There were […]

Recap: Book Buzz TO 2013

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Founded by authors Francine LaSala (The Girl, the Gold Tooth & Everything), Samantha Stroh Bailey (Finding Lucas), and Meredith Schorr (Blogger Girl), Book Buzz originally started in NYC this past May as a way for authors and readers to mix & mingle. This Toronto event, organized by Samantha, author Lydia Laceby (Redesigning Rose) and blogger […]