Review: BabyLit Books

Jennifer Adams, with the illustrations of Alison Oliver, turn classic reads into educational books for young children. In The Secret Garden, colourful pages are adorned with one sentence featuring a flower, and the accompanying page highlighting just the flower it is referring to. Taglined as “A Flowers Primer”, the large drawings of the flowers and […]

Blog Tour Guest Post: The Merit Birds’ Kelley Powell

The Merit Birds follows the story of 18 year old Cam, angry that his dad left and angry that his mom’s job is taking them away from Ottawa and over to Laos. However, his anger subsides as he adjusts to life in Southeast Asia befriending the locals and learning about earning merit (aka karma). That […]

Giveaway: How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are

Not only do I get to celebrate my birthday today but I also get to give away a copy of How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are to one lucky reader thanks to the generous team at Penguin Random House! About the book From four stunning and accomplished French women — at last — a fresh and […]

Best of Toronto Macarons: Part 4 – Overall

Finally, part 4 of my first “Best of Toronto Macarons” series is my favourite/overall/all-around macaron place in Toronto: Nadège Patisserie. Originally with only one location in Queen West, they have expanded with a shop in Rosedale as well as some smaller boutique locations around the city. Back when the Queen St location first opened, I […]

2014 Year in Review Party + Giveaway

Another year has come and gone… I can’t believe we’re welcoming in 2015 already. 2014 was a pretty big and busy year for me even though maybe not necessarily in the book/blog sense… A Look Back… Probably the biggest event of this year was that I got married back in June! (How have 6 months […]

Meet Philippa Gregory in Toronto!

Philippa Gregory, best-selling author of historical fiction novels such as The Other Boleyn Girl, The White Queen and many more, is in Toronto to promote her latest book. The great people at Simon & Schuster have offered up a ticket for me to give away to a lucky fan! Keep scrolling to find out more about […]

Impromptu Cleaning My Closet Giveaway 2.0

The last time I did this was back in October 2011 when I was tidying and came across a lot of random goodies that I wanted to give away. So while I had a momentary burst of inspiration to tidy a bit while watching some Mindy Project on Netflix, I compiled 3 gift packs to […]

2013 Year in Review Party & Giveaway

Happy end of 2013 already! I truly can’t believe a year has already gone by… In the past, I’ve previously called it an Accomplishments party & giveaway and while I still am celebrating all mine & your accomplishments this year, I wanted to rename it to a Year in Review party and giveaway instead! A […]

Contest: Things That Go Bump in the Night

Like I had last year, I’m hosting a Halloween contest giveaway again! I love scary books, ghost stories and the like, so while last year I had you share your scariest stories with me, this year will be a trip down memory lane. The Contest Share the book from your youth that scared you the […]

Recap: Evening with Teresa Toten & Amy McCulloch

On the last Thursday of June, Random House of Canada had a select group of bloggers join them at their offices for an evening with authors Teresa Toten and Amy McCulloch. We were greeted with familiar faces and delicious snacks before being introduced to the guests of honour. We were told that Teresa had recently […]

Swoon-Worthy Sundays: Paris Book Covers

There have been so many book covers lately that feature Paris on the cover. I hadn’t realized it until I started researching what I wanted to feature for this year’s Paris Month, about half a year ago, and came across so many Eiffel Towers on book covers! Also, for the first time, I’ve got a […]

Review + Giveaway: The Night Has Teeth by Kat Kruger

I had the lovely opportunity to attend Kat Kruger’s book launch party for The Night Has Teeth in January, and picked up an extra copy of the book to get signed and give away for Paris Month! So check out below, after the review, for details on how to enter for your chance to win! […]

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: The Poisoned Pawn by Peggy Blair

Mere days after Inspector Ricardo Ramirez solves the crime that Mike Ellis was arrested for, he is enjoying the new year with his wife when he gets called on an assignment of a sensitive nature. After some governmental strings were pulled, Ramirez is being sent to Canada to bring home a priest who has been […]

Review & Giveaway: The Boy by Lara Santoro

Anna is raising her precocious 8 year old daughter on her own, living a carefree life when it suddenly gets turned upside down. While at a neighbour’s party, she becomes bewitched with the neighbour’s 20-something year old son. Full of snark and sarcasm, he intimidates her and arouses her at the same time. Caught between […]


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