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Recap: Word on the Street Toronto 2013

Recap: Word on the Street Toronto 2013

What started out as a crisp fall day on Sunday, quickly turned very cold and very dreary. But not even cold and drear could stop this bookworm, along with hundreds of others, from having a marvelous time at Word on the Street in Toronto. This was my second year, so I was more focused and organized … 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

Recap: Frenzy Presents… The Future of YA

Recap: Frenzy Presents… The Future of YA

Ok, so I have been blogging for about a year and a half now and throughout that time the green-eyed monster has reared its ugly head on several occasions when I would log onto Twitter or visit a favourite blog and see all the fun happenings at publisher previews. Well last Thursday I finally got … 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

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

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

Ontario Blogger Meet-Up 2012 Re-cap

What could be better than an afternoon spent with dozens of book-lovers? The answer to that would be nothing. This past Saturday I attended the 2nd Annual Blogger Meet-Up, organized by the lovely ladies of the Ontario Blog Squad. Seventy-five book bloggers. Nine guest authors. Countless free books. Ah, bliss! I set out from Guelph … Continue reading

All Hallow’s Read: The What and How of It

In 2010, Neil Gaiman posted a proposal to scare the world one book at a time. The result? All Hallow’s Read, a Halloween tradition where people give away scary books. Why? Why not! Ok, if you really need more of a reason… To promote literacy, to scare—I mean share—a favourite spooky book, to spread the … Continue reading

Happy Hallow’Read! October 9-31

I love Halloween. Dressing up in silly costumes, trick-or-treating when I was little (and not-so-little), and all that candy! But I will admit, on a scale of 1 to 10 for how easily I scare I’m about a 4 on the scare-o-meter. Thrillers I like, but when it comes to horror I am way out … Continue reading