Book Review: Songs in Ursa Major by Emma Brodie

Songs in Ursa Major by Emma Brodie is a story about Jane Quinn and her rise to fame as a musician. After Jesse Reid can’t perform due to an accident, Jane and her band are asked to perform in his place at the Bayleen Island Folk Fest. The performance was an instant classic, and catapulted…

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What I Read in March and April 2021

Let me preface this by saying I had a bit of a busy April. I would have liked posting this on May 1st, but sometimes life gets in the way. The past two months have been good reading months for me! I would liked to have read more, but considering I read over 2,500 pages…

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Book Review: Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

The second book I read in my Giller Prize reading challenge was Washington Black by Esi Edugyan. When purchasing this book, I didn’t know much about it. Typically, I don’t like reading summaries of books because sometimes they spoil the whole thing. However before reading, I knew it was a book about slavery, but it…

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My Reading Goals for 2021

Like many of you, I am thinking of the reading goals I want to accomplish in 2021. Usually I keep my reading goals fairly simple and easy to complete. However, this year I want to up the ante by having multiple goals going on at the same time. Will this backfire on me? Possibly, but…

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I’m Going to Read EVERY Giller Prize Winning Book

As the title suggests, I’m going on a Canadian literary journey this year by reading every Giller Prize winning book. The Scotiabank Giller Prize is a literary prize awarded to the best fiction written that year. I started thinking about this idea a couple months ago when I was watching the Giller Prize on CBC.…

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Book Review: Ulysses by James Joyce

How do I count the ways that Ulysses by James Joyce challenged me? It seems like a fleeting task trying to condense a 933 page book into a blog post, but I’ll try. While reading Ulysses, I went on a roller coaster ride of enjoyment, confusion, and outright dread. Many moments in the novel, I…

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Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge Results + Giveaway Winners

After 6 months of reading, the Rory Gilmore challenge is officially over. These past 6 months have been a huge learning experience when it comes to my reading. I realized that I should never tackle a complicated 933 page book without research, and that sometimes rereading a book can reveal a new found love for…

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10 Bookish Gifts for Bookworms

It’s that time of year again where the snow is beginning to fall, and you haven’t started holiday shopping yet. Not only that, but you have a bookworm on your list that seems to have every book ever written on their bookshelf. That’s why I’m here to help you find some great bookish items for…

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What I Read in October (2020)

Another month has come and gone, and with it another successful reading month. Since I’ve been behind on my reading goals for the year, I’ve been stepping up my reading. I’m officially now at 38 books read out of the 52 I want to read. That’s only 14 more books to go, which is an…

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Books to Read if you Loved Emily in Paris

If you’ve been anywhere on the internet lately, you would have seen at least one person talk about Emily in Paris. It’s a new show on Netflix that chronicles Emily Cooper’s emergence in the French marketing world. It’s a really fun show, with lots of laughs, love, and amazing fashion. After binge watching the show…

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