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What’s What? Weekly

What’s What? Weekly

A Round-Up Of Fun Tid-Bits and Bookish News Flavorwire shares 50 Books Every Parent Should Read to Their Child. Agree? Disagree? Any books you think should be on the list, but aren’t? According to NPR Books, the thing terrifying teens most in today’s young adult lit is the economy… Interesting. Yes, it’s only October, but as the … Continue reading

What’s What? Weekly

What’s What? Weekly

A Round-Up Of Fun Tid-Bits and Bookish News The biggest news I came across this week was definitely that J.K. Rowling has signed on with Warner Bros. to write the screenplay for a Harry Potter-inspired film! At first I was kind of upset, thinking this was just a money grab and that if there is … Continue reading

What’s What? Weekly

What’s What? Weekly

A Round-Up Of Fun Tid-Bits and Bookish News Kidslit author Vikki VanSickle (Words that Start with B) looks back at her writing career and shares some words of wisdom in her latest blog post. Also, don’t forget to come celebrate the launch of her new book Summer Days, Starry Nights this Tuesday, May 28th! See you … 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

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Memories

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Memories

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. I am lucky enough to have quite a number of favourite bookish memories, so narrowing them down to ten for this week’s list was a struggle. After quite the battle with myself, the dust has settled and these are the ten … 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

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

Happy Hallow’Read: An Interview with Evan Munday

Illustrator, writer and all around nice-guy Evan Munday stopped by to chat about his supernatural diet, his favourite Halloween treat and his latest book, The Dead Kid Detective Agency (ECW Press). Evan’s book follows a girl named October as she tries to solve the murder of her high school teacher… Oh, and she has a … 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

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