Book Review: The Hunger Games

With the popularity of the book and the movie it’s no doubt the majority of you know the plot, but in case you don’t. The Hunger Games is part one of a three part book trilogy, based in an undetermined… Continue Reading

The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt: A Picture Book for Grown-ups

Graphic novels have been popular over the last few years, but Caroline Preston’s newest book,  , takes it to a whole new level.   Set in the 1920s and told in “scrapbook form” – with vintage pictures from the period and… Continue Reading

The Basic Home Library

I’m always amazed at people’s book collections.  I’ve been to homes where people have books that have been passed down from generation to generation – some even have books that go back to the 19th century.  These books are sometimes… Continue Reading

Cynthia on Jean Kwok’s Girl in Translation

As someone of Chinese descent, books about people with similar backgrounds often interest me.  When I was sent an email author Jean Kwok’s publicist regarding her 2010 novel, , I replied quickly with interest.  The story centres around a young… Continue Reading

Webitor’s Pick from Her Bookshelf: Let’s Bring Back

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend The Society Toronto’s event at The Bay’s White Space on Queen Street (you can read about it here).  The event featured Lesley M. M. Blume’s book of the same name, based on her… Continue Reading

Review of Lauren Mackler’s Solemate

Lauren Mackler (below, right) has put her heart and soul into Solemate: Master the Art of Aloneness & Transform Your Life, a Hay House publication that walks readers through the importance of finding completion within oneself.  She believes that first one… Continue Reading

The 2010 Scotiabank Giller Awards: Canadian Literature Goes Glamorous

In a world where talented musicians are being discovered via MySpace and the internet, it’s truly a sign of the times that Nova Scotian Johanna Skibsrud just won the Scotiabank Giller Prize for her book The Sentimentalists. Her publisher Gaspereau Press brought… Continue Reading