Synopsis:After being severely mauled by a grizzly bear in the Rocky Mountains, seventeen-year-old Abby Hughes's facial disfigurement sends young children screaming into their mothers' arms. Returning to high school, that most intensely judgmental of places, Abby is forced to combat rejection, bullying and betrayal. In order to accept herself and ask others to do the… Continue reading Review: The Story of My Face by Leanne Baugh
Happy January friends! With the new year here, I figured I'd better keep to one of my personal goals for this year which was blog more often. So here's hoping that I can keep up a consistent schedule. I'm starting off this year on not an extremely high note. The first book I finished this… Continue reading Review: Hark by Sam Lipsyte
Believe me when I say that anything Madeline Miller writes is a must read. I know she's only written two books so far, but she is by far one of my favourite authors. When I read The Song of Achilles, I was completely enchanted. And while many people said that the ending was heart wrenching… Continue reading Review: Circe by Madeline Miller
On today, the last day of 2018, and I feel like I have so much to be thankful for. This year has definitely had its ups and downs, but overall I think that I've been super lucky and happy with how its gone. One huge thing that I've accomplished is that I'm nearly done my… Continue reading Blog Log #6!
This year has been an amazing year, and part of why I've enjoyed it so much is that I've become a book reviewer. Not only do I work with Simon and Schuster Canada to review upcoming publications, but also with authors themselves. It always brings me joy to know that people appreciate my opinion, and… Continue reading Upcoming Book Reviews!
When I think about how the Throne of Glass series is over, I get a little teary eyed. Not only are the ToG some of my favourites, but it has literally been with me my entire university career. I remember getting the first book just before I started university, and now I've finished it as… Continue reading Review: Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas
In keeping with our spooky theme, I wanted to talk about a show that I loved dearly this past year - and I think a lot of other people did too. Yup, as you can tell from the title, I mean the Haunting of Hill House. Now, I know I'm not the first person to… Continue reading The Haunting of Hill House & Me
Day 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas (which I might start calling the 12 Days of Bookmas... is it too late now?)! I've always been a little obsessed with ghost stories. There was just something about the idea of going camping in the woods and telling spooky stories around a fire that really appealed to… Continue reading Review: The Clockmaker’s Daughter
Hello! Merry Christmas and Happy Kwanza to all! I'm going to be doing a 12 Days of Christmas thing again this year, and what better way to start it off than to go over the books gifted to me this year! I'm super excited about all of the books that I received. Half were sequels… Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas TAKE 2!
Hello from behind the veil! That's right I'm back!! 4th year of university has hit me like a bag of bricks. I didn't expect it either - my friends who graduated last year were like 'oh it was so fun and casual' but nope, I've had to read so many scientific papers that its been… Continue reading Read for the Cure – Montreal 2018
If you've been following my blog recently, you'll know that I've been doing a new segment called cafe collection. My one problem with it is that I tend to visit too many cafes in too short of a time span. So like, I have at least 5 to talk about at any given time. My… Continue reading Cafe Collection #4
Ahhhh Monday. The start of a new week. I honestly don't hate Monday (but that's probably only because it's summer right now, I'm sure once school starts I'll be back on the I-wish-I-could-stay-in-bed bus). It's also the last Monday before the start of school, so someone please take this down - August 27th, 2018 is… Continue reading Cafe Collection #3