Recap: Ontario Blogger Meet-Up 2013


I can’t believe how quickly time flies. It doesn’t feel like a year has already gone by since the last Ontario blogger meet-up when this one has come and gone again already. We had such a great time last year at the Watermark Irish Pub in downtown Toronto that we decided to hold it there […]

Recap: The Oatmeal’s Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants


Matthew Inman, creator of the hit online comic website The Oatmeal, returned to Toronto to promote his new book Why Grizzly Bears Wear Underpants. Wendy (@_CupcakeQueen_) so graciously got to the bookstore in downtown Toronto early enough and saved Jenn (Lost in a Great Book) and I a spot. At about 7pm, Matthew was welcomed […]

Recap: Sea/Land by Patrick J. Adams


Not only is he a talented actor on the hit show Suits, Toronto native Patrick J. Adams is quite the photographer. For those that follow his Instagram feed, you’ll have seen small snapshots of his keen eye for a great shot. Sea/Land is his debut photography exhibit and features 18 photographs of Haida Gwaii, an […]

Recap: The Ghost & Tunnel Tour at Humber College


My good friend knows how much I love ghost stories and ghost tours, so when she heard about the ghost & tunnel tour that Humber College’s Lakeshore campus was hosting for free as part of Culture Days, we knew we had to go. With one tour on Friday and 5 throughout the day on Saturday, […]

Recap: Toronto Word on the Street 2013


I absolutely love this time of the year. Toronto’s Word on the Street is such a favourite among those who love the written word and unlike last year where it was rainy and cold, this year it was just mildly chilly. Jenn (Lost in a Great Book) and I headed downtown and got some Starbucks […]

Recap: Bookstravaganza 2013


The Ritz-Carlton Hotel played host to the inaugural Bookstravaganza last year with about 150 book lovers in attendance. This year’s event boasted everything to be bigger than last year in all respects: venue, scope and attendance numbers. At over 400 people gathering in the beautiful ballroom at the Royal York Hotel it was easy to […]

Recap: Samantha Shannon Book Signing


The Indigo bookstore at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto played host to the first stop in Samantha Shannon’s book tour for The Bone Season on Friday evening and we were ecstatic to have her there to talk about her book and share her experiences becoming a published author. It was such a pleasure to see […]

Recap: The Mysterious Night Film Launch Party


Much like the underground mystery that surrounds the book’s elusive director Cordova’s films, the launch party for Marisha Pessl’s Night Film was equally shrouded in intrigue. A small, select group of people were sent an invitation to meet at the Random House building promptly at 5:30. After meeting up with Andrea (Cozy Up With a […]

Recap: The Cast of Bitten at Fan Expo 2013


At 11am on the last day of Fan Expo 2013 fans of Kelley Armstrong’s series Bitten gathered in room 701A for a Q&A panel with five of the cast members. For those unfamiliar to the books, Bitten is basically about one woman who hooks up with her university professor before being bitten and turned into […]

No Brats Allowed in the Quiet Zone


Go Trains, the Toronto commuter train, has started “Quiet Zones” on the upper levels of all trains during rush hour – it’s perfect for those who have had a long day from work and just want to sit or nap quietly, in peace. However, in the last two times I’ve taken the train – once […]

Swoon-Worthy Sundays/Recap/Review: Backstreet Boys concert


Thank goodness for my friend Katie who saw a (surprising) Groupon offer for BSB lawn tickets for $20. A whole slew of us, including Andrea (Cozy Up With a Good Read), Lindsey from Random House and Shannon from Harper Collins got in on that right away before the offer sold out (which it apparently did […]

Recap: Chill Out with Razorbill


On a hot Friday afternoon, Razorbill had a group of bloggers and book lovers over to their office for a luncheon with authors Emily Pohl-Weary and Jessica Spotswood. Greeted with sandwiches and pop, the guests all gathered around the boardroom table to enjoy their lunch and chat books before being introduced to the two guests […]

Recap: Book Launch Signing for Ink


Harlequin was doing a big #YeahYA authors event at Chapters Brampton, a suburb outside of Toronto, one Sunday and as I wouldn’t have been able to make it out that way, I was ecstatic to see that there would be a book launch signing for Amanda Sun the day before. I had heard great things […]

Swoon-Worthy Sundays/Recap/Review: Bruno Mars & The Moonshine Jungle Tour


I know I’ve already previously featured Bruno Mars in a Swoon-Worthy Sundays in October last year but having just attended his concert on Wednesday night, I’d have to say it deserves another post! I actually hadn’t even realized the tickets went on sale back in March, so it was only mid-May that I realized he […]