WWW Wednesday No. 1

Book Spines: Hungry Hearts, Winter, The Goldfinch

WWW Wednesday is hosted by TAKING ON A WORLD OF WORDS where in we share our answers to these three questions: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next? I’m currently reading three books coming in to July: Hungry Hearts – which I’m enjoying so far. It’s a collection of stories centred on food on Hungry Hearts Row. Winter – Ah, the conclusion to The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. I’m a little upset I haven’t finished the series already. The Goldfinch – I have heard great and bad things […]

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Blog Tour: The Unready Queen by William Ritter

Human and goblin brothers Cole and Tinn are finding their way back to normal after their journey to the heart of the Oddmire. Normal, unfortunately, wants nothing to do with them. Fable, the daughter of the Queen of the Deep Dark, has her first true friends in the brothers. The Queen allows Fable to visit Tinn and Cole as long as she promises to stay quiet and out of sight—concealing herself and her magic from the townspeople of Endsborough. But when the trio discovers that humans are destroying the Wild Wood and the lives of its creatures for their own […]

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Oh How I’ve Missed Lorelai

I remember randomly choosing Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham alongside Anna Kenrick’s Scrappy Little Nobody when I was looking for audiobooks for my commute to work. Our restaurant was closed for a week and I got to work on a different branch which was a half-an-hour drive each way. Talking As Fast As I Can is about how she got started on her career. From odd jobs, to side gigs, memorable auditions, and relationships formed on and off set. Since I’ve never watched Parenthood, the parts that hit me hard were when she talked about her […]

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Three Things I Learned In Fixing My Goodreads Bookshelves

A few weeks ago, as I was scrolling through my Goodreads profile, I noticed how dull my bookshelves were. All I could see were a number of “read-in-insert year here” in addition to the default shelves. So I decided to fix it. I deleted my yearly shelves and changed them to something more specific. Listed below are the three things I learned in doing so. Goodreads do count the number of books and pages you read per year. I found this out as I was randomly clicking links around my profile. As much as I wanted to get rid of […]

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Ep. 7 – The Oddmire Book One: Changeling

Ebook Cover: The Oddmire Book 1: The Changeling

*This post contains affiliate links* For today’s episode, I would like to share my thoughts on the first book on William Ritter’s The Oddmire series: Changeling. This is in anticipation for the release of book two entitled The Unready Queen. I did not expect to like this as much as I did. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EPISODE CONTAINS SPOILERS SO IF YOU WANT TO READ CHANGELING SPOILER-FREE THEN I SUGGEST YOU SKIP THIS EPISODE. Make sure to tune in on June 25th for my review and thoughts about The Unready Queen. Thank you to Algonquin Books & Algonquin Young Readers […]

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Love, Victor

When I first heard of Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, I didn’t know then that it would end up as one of my favourite books. Like I-would-read-it-over-and-over-again favourite. It’s one of those books where loosing sleep is a given, and yet you won’t care because your heart strings will be pulled in so many directions that you will be in such a high and low all in a span of 10 minutes. Then came Love, Simon, the movie adaptation that, in my opinion, we needed at the time. I remember celebrities posting about it in their social medias praising […]

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The Very Last Leaf by Stef Wade

The Very Last Leaf by Stef Wade is an adorable book. We watch Lance Cottonwood pass his classes with flying colours: from wind resistance, photosynthesis to pigment changing. He’s easily the best in his class. However, during his final exams we find out there is one thing he worries about. This is such a great book not just for little kids, but also for adults. It teaches us a few things: We can only be ourselves. We not need to compare us to others as we all have our own unique traits that make us who we are. We are all capable of […]

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Life Bits No. 1

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Re-Opening The City Last Monday was the first day of Saskatchewan’s five-phase reopening plan. Some people dread it. I’m one of those people. For the past months, majority of the world’s population have adapted to what we currently call as the new normal as COVID-19 hits us hard. Here in Saskatoon, certain establishments have been closed for a while. Malls have been closed for weeks. Grocery stores functioning at maybe 50% capacity, going as far as having a person at the door controlling how many gets in. Restaurants only serving through drive-thru and delivery service. […]

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Ep. 6 – 2020 | January – March Wrap-Up

Book Covers: The Library of Lost and Found, The Day You Begin, Thick, Goldie Vance Vol. 1, Fun Home, Shout, Binti, The Nickel Boys

*This post contains affiliate links* Hi everyone! I hope you’re all doing well amidst this pandemic. In this week’s episode, I share with you the books I’ve read from the first quarter of the year. Books mentioned in this episode: The Library Of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick | Indigo.ca The Day You Begin by Jacquelin Woodson | Indigo.ca Thick: And Other Essays by Tressie McMillan Cottom | Indigo.ca Goldie Vance Vol. 1 by Hope Larson | Indigo.ca Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel | Indigo.ca Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson | Indigo.ca Binti by Nnedi Okorafor […]

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Resources to Help Kids Stay Busy During the Remainder of the School Year

This post contains affiliate links. A few weeks ago, my oldest is suddenly home from school and my family and I decided to supplement what she’s learned from school by having a simple homeschool routine for her. As of this week (the week this post is going up) our school system is busy preparing for online learning. We’ll be haring from their teacher on Thursday to see how this new set-up will work for everyone. Here are a list of resources I’ve gathered to help us through this transition. Keep in mind that links preceding a ($) were either purchased, […]

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