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


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


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


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


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. […]

Recap: Cress Book Tour with Marissa Meyer


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


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


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


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 […]

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 […]