Review: City of Ghosts

City of Ghosts

I spent my rainy Saturday curled up with Victoria Schwab’s next book, City of Ghosts. The gloomy day made it the perfect time to read this ghost story! I didn’t want to give away any spoilers, but I had to say something about this incredible book, so here’s my short, spoiler-free review.

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Winter Reading Roundup

Winter Reading Roundup

Spring is finally here in southwestern Ontario, and soon it will be warm enough to spend my afternoons outside reading! After an April full of snow and freezing rain, I can’t wait to get outside and soak up sun while reading all the books on my nightstand.

I spent a lot of time reading this winter, but not a lot of time writing. Sometimes life just gets in the way. However, I’ve gone through 17 books so far this year, and would love to tell you about some of my favourites!

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Review: Bellevue Square

A copy of Bellevue Square on a bookshelf.

Happy World Book Day, fellow readers!

I wanted to spend today talking about one of the best books I’ve read so far this year: Bellevue Square, by Michael Redhill. I read this story back in February for my book club, and have wanted to talk about it ever since. It’s been hard to put words down for this one, but I think I’m finally ready.

(I’m going to stop you right here and let you know that if you don’t want any spoilers about this book, don’t read this post. I’m sorry, but in order to write this review, I had to ruin the plot.)

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Review: South of the Border, West of the Sun

South of the Border, West of the Sun

My friend Brittany recently found out that I had never read anything by Haruki Murakami. She was shocked. Her immediate response was something along the lines of “And you call yourself a book nerd? YEAH OKAY!” I held my head in shame, because I knew I had one of his books at home. It had been sitting on my shelf for almost two years without being read; I just hadn’t gotten around to cracking it open yet.

#BookNerdProblems!

When I started debating what book to kick off my 2018 Reading Challenge with, I immediately tore my bookshelves apart, and found my copy of South of the Border, West of the Sun.

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Fall Reading Roundup

Fall Reading Roundup

I know fall is long gone—it has already snowed a couple times in Kitchener-Waterloo—but I haven’t had a chance to review some of the amazing stories I read throughout my favourite season. Over the past month and a bit, I’ve not only started a new job, but also traveled to the other side of the world and completed some freelance projects, which all felt great. However, doing all of that also meant I had less time to write. Now, I’m slowly getting back into my regular routine, which means I have time (and energy) to tell everyone about two creepy books I read this fall.

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Review: In A Dark, Dark Wood

I’ve read more psychological thrillers this year than ever before. I used to think of this genre as “all those weird books my mom reads,” but now they’ve become books I read, too! I’d like to officially apologize for all my past judgement towards thrillers, because honestly, who doesn’t love trying to solve a good mystery? My most recent jaunt through this genre was with Ruth Ware’s In A Dark, Dark Wood, and it did not disappoint.

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