Meet Philippa Gregory in Toronto!

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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 […]

Review: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

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After a strange encounter at a nightclub with her best friend Simon, Clary Fray finds herself thrust into a shadowy underworld where witches, werewolves and demons exist. She meets three teenagers who kill said demons, calling themselves Shadowhunters. Clary is inexplicably drawn to one of the Shadowhunters in particular, a good-looking surly boy named Jace who […]

Waiting on Wednesday 35

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This week is a double-dose of Waiting on Wednesday since next week will be the wrap-up post for Paris Month (already!). Every year there seems to be no shortage of fantastic Paris books that have come out and are coming out, so while I don’t always do WoW posts throughout the year, this is always […]

Review: Lessons from Madame Chic by Jennifer L. Scott

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This blog-turned-book shares the lessons that Ms. Scott learned while living as an exchange student in Paris. Between Madame Chic (the matriarch of her host family) and Madame Bohemienne (from her boyfriend’s host family), Scott dissects all the tidbits she has learned from one’s exercise, diet, fashion and attitude. There are plenty of books out […]

Review: Hidden Girl by Shyima Hall with Lisa Wysocky

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Shyima grew up in Egypt as the middle child of eleven children, enjoying her meager life with her siblings before one day, when she was 8 years old, her parents sold her to a wealthy family. From that point on, Shyima’s childhood became one of slavery that would last for many years, taking her from […]

Lost in the Kitchen Reviews: The Can’t Cook Book by Jessica Seinfeld

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It has certainly been a while since I’ve done a Lost in the Kitchen post. With the holidays just passed, I was a bit more inspired to do some cooking and baking. The lovely people at Simon & Schuster Canada sent me a very VERY appropriate book to try out, Jessica Seinfeld’s The Can‘t Cook […]

Recap: The Oatmeal’s Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants

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Matthew Inman, creator of the hit online comic website The Oatmeal, returned to Toronto to promote his new book Why Grizzly Bears Wear Underpants. Wendy (@_CupcakeQueen_) so graciously got to the bookstore in downtown Toronto early enough and saved Jenn (Lost in a Great Book) and I a spot. At about 7pm, Matthew was welcomed […]

Review: Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry

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Benny Imura lives in a gated community with his friends and his brother Tom. The reason it is gated is to keep the zombies in the great expansive “rot & ruin” out of their protected home life. Benny doesn’t remember much of the First Night when the zombie outbreak occurred except that his mother handed […]

Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

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Normally, Jenn from Lost in a Great Book and I would have our wrap-up post with a link-up for your reviews on this month’s readalong.. however since Jenn has moved a little bit further away for work, we are more limited to when we can get together for brunch to discuss. Therefore, the review to close up […]

Review: Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult & Samantha Van Leer

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Her first foray into the realm of YA, Jodi Picoult teams up with her daughter Samantha Van Leer to write Between the Lines, a book about whether or not the characters in a beloved story take on a life of their own when the book isn’t being read. Akin to the likes of Toy Story, Prince […]

Recap: Jodi Picoult in Toronto

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Bestselling author Jodi Picoult was in Toronto yesterday to promote not only her newest book, Lone Wolf, but also to talk about her first YA book, Between the Lines, which she co-wrote with her daughter. Thanks to Nicole (@nicoleabouttown), who won a pair of tickets to the event and asked me to be her +1, we headed to […]

Review: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

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Under the pretense that she is leaving New York to meet up with her brother in London, Tessa Gray finds herself kidnapped by ones who call themselves the Dark Sisters, and with no sign of her brother. She soon learns of abilities that she didn’t know she had and eventually manages to escape, only to […]

Review: The Winters in Bloom by Lisa Tucker

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What begins as a story about a sheltered young boy who’s kidnapped from his own front yard, The Winters in Bloom unravels into a much more complicated tale. When Michael follows a stranger into her car, his parents re-evaluate all the events in their lives that might have led to this point. Both David & Kyra […]