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Popcorn and a Book: The Host

Popcorn and a Book: The Host

The Book: 2008 Written by Stephenie Meyer The Film: 2013 Directed by Andrew Niccol (Chockstone Pictures) This past week, along with the lovely ladies from Book Club, I went to see The Host in theatres. I had heard mixed things about it but avoided specific details—I wanted to go in with an open mind. The … Continue reading

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

Gilt: A Review

From Viking: When Kitty Tylney’s best friend, Catherine Howard, worms her way into King Henry VIII’s heart and brings Kitty to court, she’s thrust into a world filled with fabulous gowns, sparkling jewels, and elegant parties. No longer stuck in Cat’s shadow, Kitty’s now caught between two men–the object of her affection and the object … Continue reading

September’s Book Club Pick: Gilt

Greetings Book Clubbers! (And anyone else out there interested in a teen book club!) September is just around the corner and dare I remind you that means it’s time for all things back-to-school. New pencils. New backpacks. New clothes. New books. But while you’re diving back into academia, don’t forget to make time for reading just … Continue reading

A Chat with Joanne Levy

Hamilton-based Joanne Levy is the author of the new middle-grade novel Small Medium at Large, the story of 12-year-old Lilah Bloom who, after being struck by lightning, is able to talk to ghosts. Joanne was nice enough to answer a few questions about her book and her writing habits so that I may share them … Continue reading

Teen Book Club Recap: July with Joanne Levy

Before this month’s book club my author-meeting experience consisted of standing in a long line, thanking the author as they signed my copy of their book, and maybe a quick picture. That all changed at the most recent meeting of the Teen Book Club. At this month’s club, we had the pleasure of discussing our … Continue reading

Small Medium at Large: A Review

In Joanne Levy’s debut novel Small Medium at Large (Bloomsbury Children’s Books), twelve-year-old Lilah Bloom finds herself with the ability to talk to ghosts after a freak lightning strike. Now not only is Lilah dealing with the ups and downs of middle-school life and getting a date for the dance, but she is also haunted … Continue reading

The Joys of Book Clubbing

This week on The Savvy Reader, the ultimate book blog by the folks at HarperCollins Canada, I had the pleasure of writing a guest post about my Teen Book Club. Head over to my post on The Savvy Reader to learn what my favourite thing about book clubs is and get some tips on starting … Continue reading

A Special Guest for July’s Book Club

I am very pleased to announce that at next month’s book club we will be joined by author Joanne Levy! Come out to meet Joanne and talk to her about Small Medium at Large, her debut novel. Plus, get your copy signed! Our next club meeting is Wednesday, July 25th at 7:00pm. For more information … Continue reading

A Long Overdue Review of Divergent

From Katherine Tegen Books (an imprint of HarperCollins): One choice decides your friends. One choice defines your beliefs. One choice determines your loyalties–forever. One choice can transform you. In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless … Continue reading