Recap: Ten Years of Nuit Blanche Toronto

I remember heading out for the inaugural all-night contemporary art festival 10 years ago with the rain coming down yet the art-loving crowds still ventured out. That year, the most memorable exhibit for me was a walk through one section of the University of Toronto, there was a fog machine, it was raining and the imagery […]

Recap: Toronto Word on the Street 2015

This year’s Word on the Street festival moved from its usual Queen’s Park location and headed south to the Toronto Harbourfront. And I loved it. While the former set-up was more linear and made for easier-to-locate booths, this felt more comfortable and spacious to meander and discover new things. (That being said, I did get […]

Recap: Fan Expo 2015 (aka A Very Hogwarts Weekend)

Fan Expo Canada is held annually in Toronto, usually at the end of August, with this year being one week later. I try to attend every year, and especially knew I had to once all the Harry Potter stars were announced! Amidst all the scheduling changes, cancellations, re-bookings, NEW bookings, and four refunded/re-purchased photo-ops later, the weekend […]

Ontario Book Blogger Meet-Up

Whether you’re a new or long-time book blogger – all are welcome to the Ontario Book Blogger meet-up. It’s a great way to meet the friends you’ve bonded with over a shared love of reading, whether it’s adult fiction, young adult, non-fiction.. anything! There will be some great goodies to give away, prizes to win and an […]

Book Ride | Books on Bloor

Do you love cycling? Do you love books? Then join the free Book Ride, this Saturday for a ride through the city! On Saturday, May 30th get your bicycle out and head on over to 3699 Bloor St. West, at the Six Points Interchange where the ride will begin. Along the way, cyclists will stop periodically and […]

Recap: Sarah Henstra’s Book Launch for Mad Miss Mimic

The High Park Curling & Tennis Club played host to the launch party for Sarah Henstra’s debut novel Mad Miss Mimic earlier this week. The gorgeously decked out venue, with guests in elaborate chapeaus, was fitting for the book. With tables scattered around the room full of finger sandwiches, baked goods and snacks, guests were […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Recap: Indigo At Dusk with Medium Thomas John

Earlier in February, Indigo’s events twitter account @indigogreenroom tweeted about a first in a (hopefully) ongoing series of events entitled Indigo At Dusk. This first one would be with the Manhattan Medium Thomas John, in town to promote his new book and to chat about being a medium. #IndigoatDusk with @MediumThomas. A global psychic & […]

Recap: Meeting Evangeline Lilly & The Squickerwonkers

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

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

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 […]


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