Recap: Wine & Chats with Paula McLain & Elizabeth Hay


One evening last week, I was invited to join a small reception at Oliver & Bonacini’s on Front Street in Toronto where attendees had the opportunity to chat with authors Paula McLain and Elizabeth Hay. In town to promote their latest books, they sat down to enjoy some drinks & snacks while chatting with us. […]


Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels (June 2015 edition)


It’s been quite a few months since my last graphic novels review post but I’ve recently read some fantastic ones in the last month that I’m excited to share with everyone. SuperMutant Magic Academy | The Worrier’s Guide to Life | Batgirl, Vol 1 SuperMutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki Originating as an online comic, Tamaki […]


Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han


To get over her crushes, Lara Jean would write love letters to them, seal them and hide them in a hat box rather than ever admitting it to anyone. This worked out fine for Lara Jean all these years until one day she makes the horrifying discovery that the letters somehow got sent out to the […]


Review: Boo by Neil Smith


Oliver “Boo” Dalrymple is at his locker minding his own business and trying to recite the periodic table of elements when his life is taken from him. While he’s getting the hang of his new life in heaven, he meets a boy who was also killed during the school shooting. Together, along with some new […]


Review: The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty


Celeste has an ideal life in Sydney, with her handsome husband and three young daughters. Everything seems perfect until one day she accidentally comes across an envelope addressed to her from her husband, only to be opened in the event of his death. Curiosity gnaws away at Celeste as she debates whether to respect her […]


Ontario Book Blogger Meet-Up


Whether you’re a new or long-time book blogger – all are welcome to the Ontario Book Blogger meet-up. It’s a great way to meet the friends you’ve bonded with over a shared love of reading, whether it’s adult fiction, young adult, non-fiction.. anything! There will be some great goodies to give away, prizes to win and an […]


Review: Pitch Perfect 2


The highly-anticipated sequel to the 2012 hit movie about collegiate a cappella singing groups hit theatres May 15. The Barden Bellas have a disastrous performance at Lincoln Centre that leaves their future as Barden University’s star singing group in question. Determined to redeem themselves and to fight for their right to continue singing, they enroll in […]


Review: The Awesome by Eva Darrows


Maggie isn’t your average 17-year-old. She prefers the comfort of hoodies and boots when she wants to join her mother in monster hunting. Her mother, however, won’t let Maggie get her hunting license until she loses her virginity since virgin blood will make vampires go into a rage. So even though a boyfriend wasn’t high […]


Book Ride | Books on Bloor


Do you love cycling? Do you love books? Then join the free Book Ride, this Saturday for a ride through the city! On Saturday, May 30th get your bicycle out and head on over to 3699 Bloor St. West, at the Six Points Interchange where the ride will begin. Along the way, cyclists will stop periodically and […]


Review: Someone Is Watching by Joy Fielding


Bailey Carpenter prides herself on her work as an investigator until one horrifying moment when she is assaulted while on a case. Retreating to the safety of her apartment, she gets anxious at the idea of having to leave it for any reason. So when she picks up her binoculars and looks out her window […]


Recap: Sarah Henstra’s Book Launch for Mad Miss Mimic


The High Park Curling & Tennis Club played host to the launch party for Sarah Henstra’s debut novel Mad Miss Mimic earlier this week. The gorgeously decked out venue, with guests in elaborate chapeaus, was fitting for the book. With tables scattered around the room full of finger sandwiches, baked goods and snacks, guests were […]


Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli


Simon Spier is a closeted gay 16 year old boy in high school who has struck up an increasingly flirty email correspondence with another boy, nicknamed Blue. When one of the emails falls into the wrong hands, Simon finds himself being blackmailed for fear of his secret getting out. He must navigate the growing complexities of his […]


Recap: An Evening with Lori Lansens and Sara Gruen


A few weeks ago, fans journeyed downtown to see authors Lori Lansens and Sara Gruen. I had the amazing opportunity to swing by a brief and intimate reception before their chat at the Toronto Reference Library, where I and other book lovers had a chance to mingle, chat with the authors and get our books […]


Review: The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy by Sam Maggs


With the tagline “a handbook for girl geeks”, The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy takes a look at all the things that make up that world. From meeting other like-minded friends to dressing in cosplay, navigating conventions to dealing with trolls. This handy book lays it out with tips and fandom-specific lingo to make sure you’re […]


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