Recap: The Cast of Bitten at Fan Expo 2013

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Recap: HCCFrenzy Presents – Fall Preview: The Future of YA

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A group of Toronto-area bloggers were invited to attend the Harper Collins Canada fall preview for their upcoming YA titles over in the Liberty Village neighbourhood of Toronto. LV has a special place in my heart as I lived in the area for just over 4 years and (begrudgingly) moved out – only to hopefully […]

Recap: Book Launch Party for Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

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I was honoured to be part of a relatively small group of individuals invited to the book launch party for Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians at the gorgeous Shangri-La Hotel in downtown Toronto. I met up with Christa (More Than Just Magic) just before we headed over to the party. Spotting Jenn (Lost in a […]

Recap: Book Launch Party for Adrienne Kress’ Outcast

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On a rainy Thursday in June, The Dominion on Queen Street East in Toronto was abuzz & jivin’ with the 50′s-themed book launch party of Adrienne Kress’ latest novel Outcast. Wendy and I showed up right after work to get some dinner first so when Adrienne spotted us there early, she excitedly had us run […]

Swoon-Worthy Sundays/Recap/Review: 98 Degrees & The Package Tour

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This is going to be a hybrid post of Swoon-Worthy Sundays/review/recap of The Package Tour concert! Back when the concert tour was first announced I had featured The Package Tour on Swoon-Worthy Sundays back in February. I’ve also posted about boyband nostalgia as a SwS feature as well. So of course I need to share […]

Recap: A Parisian Evening with Danielle Trussoni & Edward Rutherfurd

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On a lovely evening in early May, Random House of Canada invited a group of bloggers to their offices for a small reception with authors Danielle Trussoni and Edward Rutherfurd. Greeted with delicious drinks and an assortment of cheese & crackers, delicious assortment of perogies (courtesy of Pravda Vodka House) and macarons, it was truly […]

Recap: Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2013

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Having gone last year and thoroughly enjoying ourselves, Christa (@ More Than Just Magic) and I decided to meet up once again to explore the annual Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF), a free event held at the Toronto Reference Library. We started our morning by meeting Ardo (@ A Wordsmith) at the nearby Starbucks which, upon […]

Recap: Ania Szado’s Studio Saint Ex book launch party

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Back in April, on one of the first days that really started to feel like Spring, Andrea (Cozy Up With a Good Read) and I met up after work to head down to Ania Szado’s book launch for her novel Studio Saint Ex. Held at the gorgeous Ben McNally bookstore, I was immediately taken with […]

Recap: Every Never After Book Launch Party with Lesley Livingston

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Last Friday, Lesley Livingston hosted her book launch party for Every Never After, the sequel to her 2011 book Once Every Never, over at Dominion on Queen, in the East end of Toronto. Coming from an outing with another friend, I was a bit early and ended up bumping into Siobhan (Conversations of a Reading […]

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