Recap: Toronto Word on the Street 2013

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Recap: Toronto Word on the Street 2012

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While last year‘s Word on the Street was a scorcher of a day, this year had book lovers shivering in the wind and intermittent rain. Jenn (Lost in a Great Book), Chandra (@sakuralovestea), Wendy & I had brunch first (to discuss Anna Dressed in Blood, for our readalong wrap-up!) before heading out to Queen’s Park […]

Recap: Bookstravaganza 2012

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On a dreary, rainy Tuesday in September, just days away from it being officially Autumn, approximately 150+ people who love books headed to the luxurious Ritz-Carlton in Toronto for the first annual Bookstravaganza! Hosted by Chatelaine Books & Random House Canada, we were greeted with a lovely assortment of drinks, a candy bar and lip […]

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