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The Host: Review and Book Club Recap

The Host: Review and Book Club Recap

Review From Little, Brown and Company: Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. Wanderer, the invading “soul” who has been given Melanie’s body, didn’t expect to find its former tenant refusing to relinquish possession of … Continue reading

Recap: Meeting Oliver Jeffers

Recap: Meeting Oliver Jeffers

Day #1 of my impromptu Oliver Jeffers week on the blog There are some authors that, when you find out they are making a local appearance, you just have to drop what you are doing and go see them. Oliver Jeffers is such an author, which is why yesterday I convinced the boyfriend to get … Continue reading

2012: A Year in Review

2012: A Year in Review

With the popping of corks, the dropping of the ball and outbreaks of Auld Lang Syne, 2012 draws to a close and we welcome the year 2013. While you consider what your resolutions for the coming year will be, I would like to take a look back at 2012. Twenty-twelve was my first full year … Continue reading

Raised by Books

Raised by Books

A Look Back At My Bookish Upbringing 365 days ago, Bookish Notions was born. That’s right, my blog baby is officially one year old. I hope I have been a good blog parent, feeding it regularly and soothing it when it cries. But as I celebrate my blog’s birthday, it has me thinking about my … Continue reading

Meeting Werner Zimmermann

After I woke up this morning, I was flipping through Facebook and saw a post saying author/illustrator Werner Zimmermann was going to be at my local Chapters. What a delightful surprise! Needless to say, I grabbed my copy of A Porcupine in a Pine Tree and headed off to Chapters. Mr. Zimmermann had quite the … Continue reading

Word on the Street T.O. 2012 Recap

The setting: a sunny, though slightly cold, day in Queen’s Park, Toronto. The characters: hundreds of literary-minded people The conflict: Is it, or is it not, going to rain? I have a confession. Before last weekend, I had never been to Word on the Street. GASP! I know! But after yesterday, I will definitely be … Continue reading