Recap: Toronto Book Shop Tour

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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. […]


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