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 […]

Recap: Toronto Word on the Street 2014

With plans to meet up with Christa in the morning to check out Word on the Street, I awoke to the sounds of heavy rain which dampened our plans. In the span of about half an hour, we went from not going anymore, to maybe checking it out later in the afternoon, to “oh good! […]

Recap: Toronto Word on the Street 2013

I absolutely love this time of the year. Toronto’s Word on the Street is such a favourite among those who love the written word and unlike last year where it was rainy and cold, this year it was just mildly chilly. Jenn (Lost in a Great Book) and I headed downtown and got some Starbucks […]

Recap: Bookstravaganza 2013

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel played host to the inaugural Bookstravaganza last year with about 150 book lovers in attendance. This year’s event boasted everything to be bigger than last year in all respects: venue, scope and attendance numbers. At over 400 people gathering in the beautiful ballroom at the Royal York Hotel it was easy to […]

Swoon-Worthy Sundays: Book Expo America 2013

I can’t believe Book Expo America has already come and gone. My first BEA experience was certainly exciting, overwhelming and eye-opening all at the same time. This coming week, I’ll have recaps and photos of the Expo itself, the parties I had the chance to attend and other various tidbits and experiences which I’m tentatively […]

Mmmm Macaron Day Toronto!

Those of you who know me & my blog’s Paris Month in April will know how obsessed with macarons I am. (And how one of my biggest pet peeves are the people who confuse macarons and macaroons!) Tying in with Macaron Day in other major cities worldwide like Paris and NYC, Toronto is participating as […]

Recap: Random House of Canada’s Blogger Lovefest 2.0

The day after the big “Snowmageddon”, a bunch of us bloggers headed into the city to attend Random House of Canada‘s second annual blogger lovefest (aka #RHCBloggerLove 2.0!) Andrea (Cozy Up With a Good Read) and I met on the train and soon met up with Christa (More Than Magic) and bumped into Jenn (Lost […]

Recap: Kat Kruger’s The Night Has Teeth Book Launch Party

On a relatively mild & rainy January evening over on Queen Street West in Toronto, Kat Kruger was hosting her launch party for The Night Has Teeth at Type Books. I met up with Steph & Elissa from Paper Droids over there shortly after 6 (and was thrilled to finally meet Elissa, the entertainment editor for PD, […]

Recap: Morgan Rhodes & Adrienne Kress at Penguin Canada

On a cold and soon-to-be-snowy Thursday evening in January, I had the pleasure of attending the first Penguin Blogger event with Adrienne Kress, author of The Friday Society, and Falling Kingdoms‘ author Morgan Rhodes at the Penguin office. Upon arriving, we were greeted with an already buzzing conference room with beautiful cupcakes along the back […]

Contest & Event: Bringing YA to You!

Have you ever wished that a big YA book tour would make a stop in your hometown? Well, here’s your chance for that wish to come true! YA2U is a program that features five award-winning and best-selling authors who are holding a contest to see what city they should visit in an exclusive tour stop! The authors […]

Recap: TSAR Publications Fall Book Launch Party

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending the fall book launch party for TSAR Publications at the Gladstone Hotel. Located in the artsy Queen West neighbourhood of Toronto that I love, the Gladstone was a cozy venue for this fantastic event. I arrived a bit early so I had a chance to sit and chat […]

Recap: Giller Light Bash

The Scotiabank Giller Light Bash was this past Tuesday and I was thrilled to attend for the first time. Bringing my boyfriend along to have a nice bookish date night, we spent the evening sampling the sights & sounds, eats & drinks with such great company. It was nice to see so many bookish people […]

The 33rd International Festival of Authors

Tomorrow begins the 33rd annual International Festival of Authors (or, IFOA) at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. 11 days of celebrating the written word with many talented and celebrated authors. Other than the publishing round tables & book signings which are free, the events at the festival are all ticketed, with more information and ability to purchase […]

Recap: The Magic of Saida book launch party

About a month ago, I received an invitation from Doubleday Canada/Random House to attend the book launch party of M.G. Vassanji’s The Magic of Saida (pronounced sigh-ee-dah). After meeting up with Andrea (Cozy Up With a Good Read) first, we headed up to the beautiful Arcadian Loft in downtown Toronto. Being always the punctual ones, we […]


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