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Brunch Book Club Review: Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger

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Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is the bane of her mother’s existence. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper etiquette at tea–and god forbid anyone see her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. She enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of… Read More ›

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Brunch Book Club Review: Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger

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Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is the bane of her mother’s existence. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper etiquette at tea–and god forbid anyone see her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. She enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of… Read More ›

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Top Ten Books From My Childhood/Teen Years I Want To Revisit

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I fully admit that I am a compulsive re-reader. When I’m having trouble re-focusing on my to-be-read pile, I always, always go back to my stack of favourites and I re-read. There are never enough hours in the day for my books – sleep is for the weak! – but I will find the time… 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 ›

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Green Gables Readalong #3: Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery

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Eighteen-year-old Anne is ready to leave her beloved Green Gables for university in nearby Nova Scotia. Awaiting her in bustling g Kingsport is Avonlea’s Priscilla Grant. And soon Anne has a new friend as well, Philippa Gordon. Together, the girls take up residence in a charming old cottage called Patty’s Place, where a stray named Rusty… Read More ›

Personal Musing »

When Author/Illustrators Use their Powers for Good…

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Disclaimer: This is a little bit of a rant. I don’t often do those on this site, but it DOES include an author I admire, and I think it’s something that needs to be discussed, so I’m talking about it on my blog. Apologies in advance if this isn’t your cup of tea; regularly scheduled… Read More ›

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Guest Post: Stealing Rose by Monica Murphy

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It’s out! The second book in the Fowler Sisters series is now out and available for you to read. In order to entice you further, we’re pleased to present a snippet of the book: Excerpt:Tonight is open game. The security is loose. The jewels are large and everywhere. The owners of said jewels are careless…. Read More ›

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