On Re-Reading Books from High School English Class

A Facebook post from a friend has inspired me to create a small list of books from high school English class I want to re-read.  I have already completed the first of five on a shortlist that includes a couple… Continue Reading

Book Review: MockingJay (book 3 in The Hunger Games)

Continuing on in the trilogy Mockingjay skips no time in where Catching Fire leaves you. With the previous arena destroyed Katniss find herself rescued by the rebels. The book explores more into District Thirteen, the destruction of District twelve and… Continue Reading

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

Saying Goodbye to Oprah

Today, Wednesday, May 25, 2011 is the day that Oprah airs her last show.  I have watched her show on and off quite a bit over the past 25 years.  I was only a little girl – 7 years old… 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

Manis, Hors d’Oeuvres and Relationship Talk

Yesterday, Lux Spa in Toronto’s Yorkville district hosted a wonderful post-work event, featuring relationships author, Andrea Syrtash, who was in town to promote her book, He’s Just Not Your Type (and that’s a Good Thing).  The evening, which featured some… Continue Reading