Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels (November 2014 edition)


It’s been a couple months since I last did a graphic novel mini reviews edition. Here are some of the ones I’ve read in the last few months! American Born Chinese | This One Summer | In Real Life American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang A boy, Jin Wang, moves to a new neighbourhood […]


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 […]


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 […]


Review: Yes Please by Amy Poehler


From getting her start on the improv stage to landing a 10-year stint at SNL, Amy Poehler has continued to flourish and grow in her comedic career. Not only has she starred in the hit NBC show Parks & Recreation, her and Tina Fey blew the roof off with their Golden Globe hosting. In Yes, […]


Review: Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham


Lena Dunham, star and creator of the HBO TV show Girls, writes about the experiences she’s had that have in some way shaped who she is today. She candidly talks about everything from her past jobs to all the often-awkward sexual encounters. I admit, I’ve only seen the first season of Girls, and thought it […]


Brunch Book Club: October Wrap-Up!


We had quite a large group turn out for Brunch Book Club this month, with the majority of us having just left Megan Crewe’s book launch for Earth & Sky and ventured around the neighbourhood for somewhere we could have a 4pm “brunner” (brunch/dinner). Finding a small restaurant that was still open – and even serving […]


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 […]


Review: The Chocolate Money by Ashley Prentice Norton


Set in Chicago in the 1980s, Bettina is the daughter to Babs Ballentyne, heiress to the Ballentyne Chocolate fortune. With no knowledge of who her father is and a mother who acts more like a scandalous companion, the young Bettina grows up thinking that outlandish extravagant parties and hearing about sexual exploits from Babs is the […]


Review: Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley


Katie, a young successful restaurant owner, wants to open an even better restaurant but when delays start popping up and complications in her personal life arise, she wishes that she could redo some of the choices she’s made. Her wish comes true when a mysterious girl appears to her and gives her instructions on how […]


Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon 2014


Hurray! It’s that time again, the twice-a-year readathon over at Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon is upon us. For those new to the readathon, it’s not only a chance to plow through a bunch of books in a 24 hour period, but the great team hosting it has a whole slew of fun things happening to […]