Review: Modern Romance: An Investigation by Aziz Ansari

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Comedian Aziz Ansari has been doing stand-up for years and he often has bits in his act that have to do with the modern age of romance. Collaborating with Eric Klinenberg, a professor of sociology at NYU, Ansari takes an investigative look into how people meet each other now versus even as recent as 10-15 years […]

Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels (June 2015 edition)

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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: Boo by Neil Smith

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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 Awesome by Eva Darrows

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

Review: So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

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From the author of The Psychopath Test and Lost at Sea, Jon Ronson is back with his latest book exploring those who have been publicly shamed – and the ones who shamed them. With some focus on the higher-profile shamings like Jonah Lehrer and Justine Sacco, Ronson takes a look at the psychology of it all, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels (January 2015 edition)

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New year and new graphic novels! I’ve been lucky to have started off 2015 with some great ones that I’m excited to share, even though some of these have been out for some time now. Lumberjanes | Strong Female Protagonist | The Wicked & The Divine Lumberjanes #1 by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Brooke Allen […]

Review: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

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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

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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 […]

Review: The Archived by Victoria Schwab

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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 […]

Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels (December 2014 edition)

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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 […]

Review: Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley

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Katie, a young successful restaurant owner, wants to open an even better restaurant but when delays start popping up and complications in her personal life arise, she wishes that she could redo some of the choices she’s made. Her wish comes true when a mysterious girl appears to her and gives her instructions on how […]

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