Review: All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

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At 6 years old, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father, who works at the nearby Museum of Natural History, builds a miniature model of their neighbourhood in hopes that she would memorize it and be able to navigate on her own out in the real world. When she is 12, the Nazis occupy Paris and they […]

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Review: Untrue Colors by Veronica Forand

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Alex has fallen in with the wrong crowd when her talent for appraising art lands her in the cross-hairs of her criminal ex-boyfriend. Now on the run, she crashes a party at Professor Henry Chilton’s home and crashes right into his life. When she remarks upon one of his family heirloom paintings being a forgery, the […]

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Best of Toronto Macarons: Part 1 – Unique Flavours

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Anyone who knows me knows that I am obsessed with macarons (not to be confused with macaroons – very different and a huge pet peeve of mine at the incorrect use!!). So for this year’s Paris Month, I will be counting down the “best of” of macaron patisseries around Toronto that I love. Of course, there […]

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Review: Vicarious Paris by Romi Moondi

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I briefly met Romi Moondi at Book Buzz TO back in 2013 when her Year of the Chick series was out so I’m thrilled to welcome her to Paris Month 2015, and share with you her latest book, Vicarious Paris. Canadian author Romi Moondi lived in Paris for six months during 2013, and for the […]

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Bienvenue! Welcome to Paris Month 2015!

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So what exactly is Paris Month? It’s an annual event that takes place here on this blog every April where I showcase and feature all things to do with the City of Light. Originally started to commemorate my first trip to France in 2012, I ended up making it a yearly thing (the blog event, […]

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Review: Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger

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Sophronia gets sent off to a finishing school by her mother in hopes of taming the rambunctious nature of her fourteen year old daughter. Sophronia would rather climb trees and figure out how machines work than to learn how to curtsy or speak properly. That is until she arrives at Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for […]

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Review: I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

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Noah and his thirteen year old twin sister Jude, could not be more close and yet more different. Jude is vivacious, popular and athletic while Noah is bullied, loves art and is in love with the new boy down the street. This time in their lives is his story to tell. Cut to three years […]

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Binge-watching The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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Ever since the announcement that Tina Fey would be creating a new show for Netflix, I couldn’t wait for its release. The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt debuted on the online-streaming service on March 6th and was all many people could talk about for the last week. Torn between wanting to watch the 13-episode series in one […]

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3 Things Said To Me Recently That Are Not Okay

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I thought a lot about how I wanted to write this, IF I wanted to write it at all. It’s a bit more of a personal post, but I feel also can speak more to the general way that society thinks about and treats others. I’ve changed some identifying details, and I absolutely don’t begrudge these […]

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Brunch Book Club: February Wrap-Up!

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  Originally anticipating a larger group, we opted for a dim sum brunch this month in Toronto’s Chinatown. While the brunch-goers ended up being a considerably smaller group, we were not disappointed at all with the delicious cuisine and book chats.  I was about 100 pages away from the end, and Jenn being the only […]

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Review: The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

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In 2059 Scion London, where those who possess clairvoyant powers are unnatural and treasonous, Paige is a dreamwalker – one of the most powerful tiers of clairvoyancy.  Employed by Jaxon Hall, leader of an underground group of rebels, Paige is tasked with breaking into people’s minds to obtain information. Her potential doesn’t go unnoticed and she […]

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#GreenGablesReadalong: Book 2 – Anne of Avonlea

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As I had mentioned in my post last month about the Green Gables Readalong, this is my first time reading any of the L.M. Montgomery books and I was completely captivated by Anne Shirley and her companions. February brought along the reading of the second book, Anne of Avonlea, where I felt it at times […]

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Recap: Indigo At Dusk with Medium Thomas John

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Earlier in February, Indigo’s events twitter account @indigogreenroom tweeted about a first in a (hopefully) ongoing series of events entitled Indigo At Dusk. This first one would be with the Manhattan Medium Thomas John, in town to promote his new book and to chat about being a medium. #IndigoatDusk with @MediumThomas. A global psychic & […]

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Random House Canada’s Spring/Summer 2015 Preview

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  Last week, I had the fantastic opportunity to visit the Random House Canada office to get a taste of some of the exciting books that will be coming out for Spring/Summer 2015. We were previewed a large selection and I will attempt to pare it down a little bit to share with you some […]

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