Review: Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

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Kami has spent her whole life talking to the voice in her head. His name is Jared and she shares all her inner most thoughts with him. So imagine her surprise when Jared is real, and shows up when the mysterious Lynburn family returns to her town of Sorry-in-the-Vale. The Lynburns had long ago left their […]

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#GreenGablesReadalong: Book 3 Anne of the Island and Book 4 Anne of Windy Poplars

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Due to my blog’s Paris Month, and all the prep reading I did for that leading up to April, I was pretty behind on my Green Gables Readalong. So it wasn’t until halfway into the next month that I finally got around to finishing Book 3: Anne of the Island. “Spoiler” warnings, per usual, but here are […]

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Wrap-Up + Giveaway: Paris Month 2015

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Another Paris Month has come and gone, and this one certainly seemed to zip on by. I can’t believe the 4th year of this blog event is already coming to a close. Due to time (or lack thereof) I didn’t even get to finish 3 other Paris books I had on the go. Those will […]

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Review: Exquisite Corpse by Pénélope Bagieu

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Zoe is tired of her seemingly never-ending life of a dead end job and a dead beat boyfriend. While sitting alone in the park having lunch one day, she stumbles into the life of world-famous author Thomas Rocher. Not knowing who he is, she has no idea about the big secret and scandal that is […]

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Giveaway: How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are

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Not only do I get to celebrate my birthday today but I also get to give away a copy of How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are to one lucky reader thanks to the generous team at Penguin Random House! About the book From four stunning and accomplished French women — at last — a fresh and […]

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Guest Post: A Paris-Themed Book Club Party

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Today, I’d like to welcome Ciara of Lost at Midnight Reviews to the Paris Month festivities! Like Meaghan from my Monday’s guest post review, Ciara is also one of the fabulous Ottawa Bloggettes that we’ve all become friends with and I’m excited to have her share their Paris-themed book club party for Paris Month this […]

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Best of Toronto Macarons: Part 4 – Overall

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Finally, part 4 of my first “Best of Toronto Macarons” series is my favourite/overall/all-around macaron place in Toronto: Nadège Patisserie. Originally with only one location in Queen West, they have expanded with a shop in Rosedale as well as some smaller boutique locations around the city. Back when the Queen St location first opened, I […]

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Waiting on Wednesday 38

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Through all the years of Paris Month, I’ve read a lot of books of both contemporary and historical fiction. Not often do I come across one that is historical fiction but also incorporates superstitions and the occult arts. I’m completely intrigued and fascinated at this book’s premise and can’t wait to read it! The cover […]

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Guest Review: The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

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Today’s guest post review is with the wonderful Jenn from Lost in a Great Book! Not only is Jenn the co-founder of Brunch Book Club with me but she has become such a close, and awesome, friend. I love the format of her reviews, and while this book isn’t out until June I’m excited to have Jenn stop […]

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Best of Toronto Macarons: Part 3 – Hidden Gems

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Part 3 of my Best of Toronto Macarons is another two-way tie, but for two separate reasons. This week, I share with you two of the hidden gems that I’ve discovered in the last few months. For some, they may not be “hidden” at all but to me, they are outside of the regular patisseries […]

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Review: The Paris Winter by Imogen Robertson

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Maud Heighton moves to Belle Époque Paris from a small English town to attend a prestigious art school, in hopes of becoming an artist. However Paris is expensive and she finds herself struggling to survive in the growing cold of winter until a friendly classmate introduces her to a woman who helps those in need by setting […]

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Waiting on Wednesday 37

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This week’s Waiting on Wednesday is a bit of a unique item. While it’s from  Chronicle Books/Raincoast Books, and it IS available on Goodreads, it’s not quite a book. This City Scratch-Off Map of Paris is a “sight-seeing scavenger hunt” which looks delightfully fun!  On the one side is an illustrated map of Paris must-see […]

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Guest Review: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

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I’m thrilled to welcome Meaghan from Feeling a Little Bookish today to Paris Month. Hailing from Ottawa, Meaghan is part of the Ottawa bloggettes and her, along with the great group of gals there, are staples to our big Toronto gatherings. I was so excited she wanted to review the newly released book by Kristin […]

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Review: The French Art of Revenge by Mark Zero

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After the passing of fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, his private art collection goes up for a charity auction. During a public exhibition of the art pieces one of the paintings goes missing and war photographer Luke Johnson is accused of stealing it. His friend Benoît is kidnapped and held for ransom while Luke and […]

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