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An Afternoon with Marie Phillips and Lois Leveen – GIVEAWAY!

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2014/09/02 • Blogger Event

There are days that I love what I do. At the top of the list of the many and varied moments of awesome are invitations that allow me to meet some of my favourite authors, and to chat with them in an informal setting. Recently Random House of Canada hosted a beautiful lunch at their… Read More ›

Reviews »

Brunch Book Club Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

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Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee. Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment… Read More ›

Top Ten Tuesday »

Top Ten Tuesday: My Favourite Classic Books (and what you should read next)

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It’s hard to pick just TEN books to mention today – there are so many more that I might have included in this discussion. Still, I’ve tried to limit myself a bit, giving you ten classics and ten suggestions for what to read next. Don’t forget to leave the link to your top ten list… Read More ›

Weekly Photo Challenge »

Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters

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For this week’s challenge, share a photo with letters — no matter the alphabet. You can capture a neon sign, a sentence scribbled in an old phone booth, a random letter that’s seemingly out of place, or anything else. As you look through your lens, think about how your image might convey something bigger: a… Read More ›

Readalong »

Brunch Book Club – November Discussion of The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

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Through some serendipitous quirks in planning, Michele and I were both available to meet before an evening of bookish events (thank you, HarperCollins!). Foregoing brunch for once, we found a warm and delicious (add cheap and cheerful) restaurant in Chinatown where we could enjoy something yummy for dinner while we had our chat. Corn and… Read More ›

Personal Musing »

Reading is not optional: My thank you to Walter Dean Myers

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“Reading is not optional.” As you have likely heard, the world of children’s literature saw the passing of  Walter Dean Myers yesterday. He was 76 years old, and had written and published over 100 books for children of all ages. I won’t bore you with his amazing biography – you can visit his site here for… Read More ›

Events »

Blog Tour Review: Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally

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The finish line is only the beginning… Annie hates running. No matter how far she jogs, she can”t escape the guilt that if she hadn’t broken up with Kyle, he might still be alive. So to honour his memory, she starts preparing for the marathon he intended to race. But the training is even more gruelling than Annie could… Read More ›

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Jenn has read 58 books toward her goal of 110 books.
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