Review: Yes, My Accent Is Real by Kunal Nayyar

Best known for his role as Raj in The Big Bang Theory, Kunal Nayyar opens up about his childhood and experiences leading up to his role on the hit sitcom. From his misguided assumptions after a first kiss to the lavish 7-day wedding extravaganza, Nayyar shares essays full of humour and honesty. This was a […]

Review: Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Willowdean Dickson, a self-proclaimed fat girl, is proud of her body despite the cruelty of some people at school. Will, or “Dumplin’” to her mom, discovers that her crush Bo reciprocates her feelings and she is both thrilled and surprised. Rather than be her usual confident self, Will retreats from Bo’s touch as she becomes fully […]

Review: Modern Romance: An Investigation by Aziz Ansari

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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 […]

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 […]


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