Harry Potter (re)read: Book 2


February definitely got away from me quickly! I left starting Chamber of Secrets to the second last day of the month… definitely won’t be able to do that for the subsequent books that get longer! Here’s a bunch of my thoughts while re-reading this second book, and some other fun things I’ve thrown in for […]


Review: Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow


Trent is obsessed with splicing together movies of his favourite actor Scot Colford and creating new mash-up videos. This hobby of illegally downloading movies gets Trent’s household cut off from the internet. Full of shame and guilt, he runs away to London and befriends a group of squatters and activists set on changing the increasingly […]


Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels (Feb 2014 edition)


Only two this month for my graphic novels mini reviews, one of which was actually out in January. Both, though, take on different cultures and themes, which I actually hadn’t realized until I was writing this post. With Dr. 2 set partially in Shanghai, and Ms. Marvel’s protagonist as a Pakistani-American girl. Dr. 2 | […]


One-Liners: Downton Abbey season 1


After much hullabaloo from almost everyone I know, I finally started watching this highly acclaimed PBS show. I do like that it’s a shorter season so it’s not as daunting to catch up with than U.S. shows with their 22-24 episodes per season! As I did with my binge-watching of Supernatural s1 & 2, I […]


Review: One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories by B.J. Novak


Best known for his role as Ryan on NBC’s The Office, B.J. Novak pens his first novel of short stories. The stories vary greatly in voice, subject, tone and length, some featuring cameos by familiar names such as Tony Robbins, Confucius, and Nelson Mandela. I am not generally one for short stories but Novak has […]


Top 10 Tuesday 96

meme hosted by The Broke & the Bookish

It’s been a while since I last did a Top 10 Tuesday, but given my state of mind lately about both the blogging world and my own blogging in general, I thought this would be an appropriate week to find some time and reflect upon what I do enjoy about it all. Top Ten Reasons […]


Brunch Book Club: January Wrap-Up!


Not since our brunch last March to discuss John Green’s An Abundance of Katherines have we had this many people join Jenn (Lost in a Great Book) & I for brunch, and had so much to say about that month’s read! We originally wanted to check out another brunch spot, but given the large crowd, […]


Recap: An Evening with Wake’s Anna Hope


I not only had the pleasure of being part of the blog tour for Anna Hope’s debut novel Wake, I also had the opportunity to attend an evening at the Random House office to meet the lovely UK author. There were some light refreshments and we all had a chance to chat and mingle before […]


Blog Tour Review: Wake by Anna Hope


In the days leading up to the 2nd anniversary of Armistice Day in London, three women leading three separate lives go about their days while the horrific memories of the war are still very fresh. Hettie, a young dance instructor at the Palais becomes enamoured with a charming, yet distant, man she meets while out […]


Harry Potter (re)read: Book 1


Every month, I’m going to do a little write-up post with my thoughts on reading that month’s book again, plus maybe some additional fun things. I know a bunch of you had also already written up your own posts, so I’ll add a linky down below for you to link up your posts! Please put […]


Review: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki


Nao, a Japanese girl planning to commit suicide, sits at a cafe writing in a journal about the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun. Across the ocean in British Columbia on a remote island, Ruth finds the journal, among other things, wash up on shore. She wonders if it is debris washed over […]


Bloggers Are Not All Aspiring Writers


The other night a debut author, with a fairly high-profile newly released book, publicly snarked on one blogger’s negative comment in their review of her book. This lead to the statement that “these bloggers are aspiring novelists anyway” so it made her feel better. I have been mulling over what I wanted to say about this […]


The 56th Grammy Awards


I don’t usually post about the Grammys since the past few years I’ve felt very out of touch with the catchy big hits. However, this year there have been a ton of songs that I’ve loved and happen to be nominated and/or performances at the awards so while I didn’t pre-post my choices, I have […]


Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels (belated 2013 edition)


I meant to post the mini reviews of these graphic novels earlier since I read them in 2013 but the month of December just zipped by and I never got a chance to post it… hence this belated 2013 edition of Mini Reviews with releases from October, November and December. The Cage | Hawkeye, Volume […]


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