Book Guide to Queen Victoria

Today is Victoria Day in Canada! For anyone who doesn’t know, Victoria Day is the third Monday in May and is a public holiday (woo-hoo long weekends!). It’s also the day that Canada officially celebrates the Sovereign’s birthday. (Happy Birthday, Your Majesty!) Although an era was named after her, I don’t know that most people actually know that much of her. In honour of the monarchy and Queen Victoria, I’ve decided to share some of my favourite books about Victoria herself- she was a compelling monarch and she makes for a very interesting read!

Guide to Queen Victoria

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How to Find Book Bargains

If you are a reader like me, you will go out of your way to find deals on books. It’s difficult to walk past a bookstore without buying something, but you also realise that space and money aren’t unlimited and you need to limit yourself a little. I have found some ways to save money and find book bargains, for both physical books and ebooks, that I’m going to share with you today.

Book Bargains

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Books For… When You Want to Be a Kid Again!

If you were anything like me as a child, you were precocious, probably more than a little annoying, and you loved reading. Children’s books have really developed and expanded as a genre, including the whole tween and YA subgenre- I love that there is a never-ending stream of options for kids to find their reading fit! However, I still believe that the old classic series are where it’s at. There isn’t a ton of violence, they are classic mysteries, and there’s something different about getting lost in the past for a few hours at a time. Today’s post is all about my favourite books as a kid, so get ready for a blast from the past!

Books for... When You Want to Be a Kid Again

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Bestsellers… That are Worth the Hype

After reading The Nest and being burnt badly by a misguided and self-serving marketing campaign, I spent the first few months of 2017 very hesitant to try any sort of popular book lest I be misled into another horrendous mess of a book. I had tried Big Little Lies last summer and it fell flat for me in the first 5%. (Maybe I’ll try it again, but probably not.) However, these two books have been incredibly popular in the last year or so, and the hype and praise is certainly worth it. I couldn’t put either of these down, and I would recommend these to anyone who enjoys reading!

Bestsellers that are Worth the Hype

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Books For When… You Are Stressed

Reading plays a big part in my life, particularly when I am stressed and/or under the weather. I believe that reading is the perfect escape, and lets you get away from whatever is troubling you with minimal effort and money. This week I am sharing the books that have helped me escape and relax at difficult times. They allow you a vacation for a little bit without a ton of thinking or evaluation. Pure enjoyment, and sometimes that is exactly what we need in our lives!

Books for when you... are stressed

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What Modern Romance Taught Me

I recently borrowed the audiobook of Modern Romance from the library. (If you don’t belong to your local library, I would recommend it- most libraries offer ebooks and audiobooks that you can put straight onto your tablet and phone!) Listening to this was far more of a learning experience than I expected it to be, in the best way possible. I’m curious to know if anyone had similar thoughts and conclusions after reading Modern RomanceContinue reading

If You Like Riverdale….

If you have been following me on Twitter at all, you will know that I’m really enjoying Riverdale! (Like many other people…) I was kicking myself at first- I had no idea what it was, it was listed as a new release on Netflix, and I figured I would give it a shot. What I didn’t know was that it was the first day it was available, and the episodes were being added one by one. Even though I try to avoid it and wait until an entire season of a show is available, I’m now back to waiting for the episode to be up on Netflix on Friday morning! So, I went in search of something to feed my Archie, Jughead, Betty, and Veronica fix in the meantime….


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Books For… When You Have the Day Off!

For many of my Canadian and American readers, Monday, 20 February is a day off! And for anyone that it isn’t, today is still Sunday and a day off for most. Sure, Netflix is always there for a good binge but it’s time to step away from Netflix and grab a book. While I love digging into a lengthy and winding book, sometimes I prefer a book that I can dive into for the day to escape and finish my journey before I have to head back to the real world. I think that each of these could be read in a quiet day (or less)  and will keep you reading!  Continue reading

Kobo Super Points: Review

Over a year ago, I posted about the Kobo Super Points program; now that time has passed, I think that it is time for me to finally post my review! For those who aren’t familiar, Kobo is a dedicated e-reader that boasts an expansive library of books for those of us not in US. (Amazon’s Kindle library is huge in the US, but not so much everywhere else.) I am a huge reader, so I have spent more time than any normal person should researching e-readers…


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A Book For…

I’ve got a bit of a reading problem. Okay, perhaps not a problem, but an addiction. I still might not be helping myself here. In any case, I have read more than my fair share of books. You can read them or listen to them, you can binge on books the same you binge on Netflix, and they are free with a public library card! While I do get into grooves and stick to the same genre for a bit, I’ve read fairly widely and today I’m going be sharing my bookish wisdom and recommendations for a variety of readers and moods!  Continue reading