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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick: Review

Man, I’ve been in such a book slump lately; I’ve barely read a thing. Thanks to Beth at Booksnest for recommending this read to me and getting me through it! I’m not a big reader of biographical novels, that is to say, I don’t really read any… at all. However, I found this one to be both refreshing and entertaining so perhaps it’s time for me to change my tune. Title: Scrappy Little Nobody Author: Anna Kendrick Date published: November 2016 AUDIO BOOK VERSION (AUDIBLE) Summary:  A collection of humorous autobiographical essays by the Academy Award-nominated actress and star of Up in the Air and Pitch Perfect. &#8220…

Happy Birthday Canada! 28 Books and their Canadian Authors

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR CANADA!!! Happy Birthday to you! (You don’t know how tempting it was to put “Happy Birthday Mr President” there instead, for some reason my brain was all about that reference today. Weird.) Anyhow, the beautiful country I currently call home is turning 150 years old in less than a week and, in tribute (and alongside the gorgeous red t-shirts my workplace has us wearing this week), here’s a list of some Canadian authors for you to try as well as some of their most popular works. All these lovely wordsmiths have one key thing in common: they are all Canadian born! So…

“Who is Holly Golightly?” Breakfast at Tiffany’s

It’s been 56 years since Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) first graced our screens and it was undoubtedly different from the 1958 novella upon which it is based. Both the Hollywood audience as well as dominant sociological ideals (critically the assumptions made about gender and sexuality) contributed to the changes made during the adaptation process. “A film adaptation creates a new story; it is not the same as the original, nor should it be considered as such” and I will NOT be comparing these two in a “which one is better” way but more hope to examine the differences in an effort to celebrate both.  I have such a big love for this story in every…

Get that Court of Dreams Aesthetic

I’m moving in September (hopefully) and therefore have had to impose a serious book-buying, merch-ordering, home-ware-shopping ban upon myself and honestly, it’s killing me. There’s far too much cool stuff I want to buy. I’ve also been reading the ACOTAR (A Court of Thorns and Roses series) books and getting suitably obsessed. Long story short, I (and many others) want to live in Velaris and it is high time we figured out just how to do that. So here’s a nifty little collection of stuff  to get you through the book slump. “To the Stars who Listen” First off you’ve got to…

Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index by Julie Israel: Review

Thanks to Penguin Random House at Netgalley for allowing me to read this gorgeous book for free (in exchange for an honest review)! This book was released by Penguin on June 2nd 2017 and it doesn’t have nearly enough buzz surrounding it. For me it was better than ‘Me Before You’, ‘Everything, Everything’, ‘The Fault in Our Stars’, ‘Fangirl’ and other popular bestsellers from overlapping genres and I would definitely recommend giving it a read. Title: Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index Author: Julie Israel Date published: 2nd June 2017 Pages: 352 Summary:  It’s hard to keep close a person everyone keeps telling you is gone. It&#8217…

A Court of Spoilers: Sarah J Maas Discussion

Okay so we need to talk. I will say this once: If you HAVE NOT READ the ACOTAR series (and I mean read it cover-to-cover, including the latest book ACOWAR) then you will almost definitely not want to read any further. I will ruin it for you. I mean you can probably finish this sentence (and maybe even the whole paragraph) but you’re playing a very dangerous game you naughty thing – close. the. page. Welcome fellow series readers and reckless spoiler loving crazies (I’m assuming you guys are the only ones left at this point) and welcome to my ACOWAR mega-rant. This is everything I need to talk about in light of…

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas: Review

Woohoo! I’ve finished book two! (And it was so much better than book one) Title: A Court of Mist and Fury                  Author: Sarah J. Maas                          Date published: May 3rd 2016 Pages: 626 Summary:  Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches [&hellip…