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The Chick Lit Project

The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion, HarperCollins, 2013, 288 pages If I were to judge a book by it’s cover (which I always do; let’s be honest), I’d say that this one would be a quirky piece of chick lit with some sassy smarts on the side. Which is pretty much exactly what it is. […]

Lemony Snicket and the First Book campaign

It’s been a long time since I’ve graced the digital pages of this blog. Mostly because I’ve been busy with school, part-time work, and other writing and photography endeavours,  for On the Danforth and Archenemy magazine. But I’ve been wanting to share for awhile about this fab non-profit, First Book Canada, which aims to combat […]

November, November…

The stretch of time between Halloween and mid-December – when the anticipation of Christmas will kick in and all will be brightly lit and well – is the dreariest time of  year. The leaves fall off leaving bare brown skeletons, it rains, it snows, it’s dull. There are also no holidays to look forward to […]

The Formula of Baking Cakes

Baking Cakes in Kigali – Gaile Parkin, McClelland & Stewart, 2009, 308 pages  Angel Tungaraza has moved to Rwanda with her husband, Pius, from their homeland of Tanzania. Angel bakes cakes. Angel owns a cake shop. Everyone loves Angel’s cakes. People come from far and wide to order her cakes, and while they discuss the […]

Fun Facts About Alice Munro – And Why You Should Be a Fan

Alice Munro, Canadian short story writer extraordinaire, was given the book world’s greatest honour in the form of the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature. The lady just seems so down-to-earth, full of humility and class. Here are a few fun things about Munro and her award that just may make you love her even more. […]

Forays into CanLit: The Miracles of Ordinary Men

The Miracles of Ordinary Men – Amanda Leduc, ECW, 2013, 321 pages It may seem odd for a Canadian who happens to be a lit lover to feel the need to remark on her indulgences of her own country’s fiction. You have to understand, I’ve been conditioned to think that I disliked CanLit since high […]

Books come to life: stop-motion madness

This video’s been around for some time, but I came across it again recently and enjoyed it all over again. If you like arty feats of stop-motion genius, you’ll probably be into it too. That, and Type is an extremely cool store. I’m proud to say it’s local, and worth a look if you’re hanging […]