Brunch Book Club: December Wrap-Up!


The first Brunch Book Club of 2015 for the last read of 2014 took place a few Sundays ago with a return to The Kennedy Public House which we enjoyed earlier last year. Jenn & I, joined by a full group which included Wendy, Rhiannon (and baby Sybil), Andie, Ardo, Chandra & Leah. As with our […]


Review: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins


Rachel takes the same train every morning and evening, the train pausing at the same spots on the tracks as it passes through neighbourhoods. She feels like she knows the people that she spots on their balconies, getting a glimpse of their life twice a day. One day, when she sees the familiar woman kissing […]


Review: Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter


In 1962, a dying young actress arrives in a boat at Pasquale’s small hotel off the Italian coast and immediately he is mesmerized by the beautiful American.  Decades later, an old Italian man shows up at a Hollywood production office looking for an actress he once knew. My brief synopsis above does not do this book justice. Beautiful […]


Best of 2014: Tunes + Theatre + TV (oh my!)


Taking a page (heh.) from Jamie over at The Perpetual Page Turner where she shares her Best of 2014 on all things non-book related, I wanted to share my own faves as well. So often the focus has been on books (obviously), that I don’t get a chance to share the other things I enjoyed […]


Review: Blood of My Blood (Jasper Dent, #3) by Barry Lyga


The conclusion to Lyga’s Jasper Dent trilogy, Blood of My Blood picks up where Game left off. Jasper, his girlfriend Connie and best friend Howie have been separated and are all in grave danger. As the police race to hunt down Billy, Jasper struggles with what he must do to put an end to everything. […]


2015 … Let’s Do This.


Happy 2015 everyone! I don’t often make New Year’s resolutions or goals but I was inspired by both Jenn‘s & Lindsey‘s that I thought I’d put mine down on paper. And by paper I mean blog post. In the past years, the only one I really stuck with all the way through was the 50 […]


2014 Year in Review Party + Giveaway


Another year has come and gone… I can’t believe we’re welcoming in 2015 already. 2014 was a pretty big and busy year for me even though maybe not necessarily in the book/blog sense… A Look Back… Probably the biggest event of this year was that I got married back in June! (How have 6 months […]


End of Year Book Survey 2014


I can’t believe 2014 has already come to an end. This year was quite the busy one with getting married, a lot of traveling and buying a new home. I’ve increased the number of books read each year for the last few years but this year I fell a bit short. My favourite wrap-up survey […]


Review: The Archived by Victoria Schwab


Mackenzie, chosen by her grandfather to take on the responsibility of being a Keeper now that he’s passed on, has the task of returning Histories that have escaped. Histories, or the dead, can become restless and she must return them to the Archives, a library where the dead rest on shelves like books. When her […]


Review: Diary of a Pissed-Off Flight Attendant by Sydney Pearl


Pearl has been a flight attendant for almost 2 decades and she recounts some of the ridiculous and irritating experiences she’s had in those years of flying. Everything from crew behaviour to passenger hijinx. I was very curious to read this one, having traveled quite a bit this year. I wanted to see what kind […]


Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels (December 2014 edition)


For the end of the year, I’ve got a couple graphic novels that I finished recently which I really enjoyed. Finishing 2014 with some good ones! Skim | The Eternal Smile Skim by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki Kim (aka Skim) and her friend Lisa are wannabe Wiccans who are part of the school body […]


Top 10 Tuesday 107

meme hosted by The Broke & the Bookish

Well, not like I need any more books… and to think I have to narrow it down to only 10? Oddly enough, I managed to split it in half : first 5, YA, last 5 adult fiction. Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing This Year      The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth […]


Review: Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris


From child star to Renaissance man, Neil Patrick Harris has grown up before our eyes with some notable TV roles. His autobiography, told in the format of the old Choose Your Own Adventure series of books, tells his story of landing the iconic role of Doogie Howser to becoming the legendary Barney Stinson – and […]


Brunch Book Club: November Wrap-Up!


WOW, where did the time go? Jenn, Vikki, Christa and I met up for a dinner edition of Brunch Book Club early November to discuss The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth and December just slipped by. I only just realized that I hadn’t done our wrap-up discussion post on this yet! As usual, […]