General Bookishness

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 […]

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 […]

Literary gingerbread houses

I’m hoping to get some reading done over the holidays. But these awesome gingerbread houses (from Book Riot) just make me want to bake. They are also making me wish they were my idea. MINAS TIRITH – Lord of the Rings HUNGER GAMES (the arena) A CHRISTMAS CAROL And finally… HOGWARTS – Harry Potter

It’s all in the names

Graceling – Kristin Cashore, Harcourt, 2008, 480 pages Finished August 2012 Here we have yet another adventurous, slightly fantastical piece of young adult fiction with a strong female character, some romance, and lots of evil plotting that must be overcome. In a kingdom where some people are “graced” with special gifts or powers, Katsa bears […]

These Aren’t the Books You’re Looking For

Wish this had been my idea. Credit failblog