Recap: Meeting Evangeline Lilly & The Squickerwonkers

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With my blog name being a big indication of how much I love the show Lost, how could I not seize the opportunity to meet Evangeline Lilly when she was in Toronto last week to promote her debut children’s book The Squickerwonkers. Heading there after work and thinking the line would be around the store […]

Recap: The 1st Inspire! Toronto International Book Fair

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While the first day of events for the Inspire Book Fair was on the Thursday evening’s kick-off party, there was no information about the event at the time of my ticket purchasing, so I didn’t attend. (I guess I could have added onto my The Good, The Bad & The Ugly post to have all […]

Recap: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Inspire! Toronto International Book Fair 2014

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The first inaugural Inspire Book Fair has now come to a close, and I’m trying to think back and put into words how to sum up the past weekend. Before I get into the recap of the actual 3 days I attended in an upcoming post later this week, I wanted to share some general […]

Recap: Toronto Book Shop Tour

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With the Inspire! Toronto International Book Fair taking place the weekend of November 13-16, the event has welcomed bloggers from all over Canada, the U.S. and even Europe. Thanks to the team at Tourism Toronto who organized a guided tour of independent Toronto book shops on Friday morning,  Ardo, Chandra, Wendy & I were thrilled to join the group that […]

Recap: Amy Poehler in Toronto

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The moment that Harper Collins announced that Amy Poehler was going to be in Toronto to sign her new book, Yes Please, I knew I had to figure out a way to get my hands on a wristband. Thank goodness that Indigo decided to open their store early, at 8am, to give out wristbands before […]

Recap: Launch Party for Megan Crewe’s Earth & Sky

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As if taking care of a baby wasn’t hard enough work, author Megan Crewe not only finished her Fallen World trilogy but now has found the time to start a new one! Earth & Sky is the first of a new trilogy in which time traveling and aliens are tackled. Which makes it all the […]

Recap: Globe Style Event with Sophie Kinsella

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A rainy Monday in late October wasn’t going to deter fans of best-selling author Sophie Kinsella from attending the Globe Style Event at 99 Sudbury in Toronto. With VIP reception ticket in hand, we wandered the beautiful space that boasted many offerings from participating sponsors including brow touch-ups by Tweezerman, displays by Saje, Stella  Dot […]

Recap: Lena Dunham at the Appel Salon

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A month before Lena Dunham was to return to Toronto promoting her new book Not That Kind of Girl, the free tickets to the Appel Salon event “sold” out within minutes. Due to popular demand, they released some more tickets for atrium seating in the library where it would have a live feed from inside […]

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 […]