This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending another Frenzy Presents event at the Harper Collins Canada office. For the Fall/Winter preview, the wonderful staff at HCC Frenzy were discussing 24 new middle-grade and young adult books that are hitting shelves over the next few months.
I’ve had a couple people recently ask me about borrowing books. First, whether or not they can borrow a book from me. Secondly, how I let others borrow my beloved books without losing my mind over it. While I haven’t always been keen on lending out my books, I’ve recently turned a new page and opened up my personal library to friends. How do I do it without having a panic attack, you ask? I guess it’s time to let you all know.
This weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Harper Collins Canada Frenzy Spring Preview in Toronto! What does that mean? Frenzy, HCC’s YA group, showcased their spring lineup of amazing books!
It’s getting closer to the most wonderful time of the year! And by that, I don’t mean the holidays. Instead, I am talking about “it’s too cold to go outside so I will stay inside all day and get cozy with a book!” season. Ah yes, for bookworms like myself, winter (in Canada) is perfect for curling up with a good book for hours on end.
For others, though, December brings a whirlwind of holiday parties and get-togethers, where you might be stuck with an introverted book nerd for secret Santa. Have no fear! I am here to help you find the perfect gift for all the readers in your life. I know it can be overwhelming trying to pick out a book for someone who has seemingly read everything, so once again, my gift guide includes no books! However, I will say, you can never go wrong with getting a bibliophile a gift card to a local bookstore.
If you’d rather something more personal, be sure to check out the options below. If you don’t see anything that suits your needs, you can also check out my gift guide from 2017 as well.
I love it when September is almost over. The end of September means October (the best month) is right around the corner, along with beautiful fall weather, 100 shades of orange, pumpkin-flavoured everything, and long evenings filled with reading.
Fall has always been my favourite time of the year to read in. There’s nothing better than curling up with a good book once the days start to get shorter.
I always knew that my first tattoo would be both book-related and nerdy. Books have held a special place in my heart since childhood, and, well, I’m a huge nerd. It just made sense. So I don’t think it came as a surprise to my Dad when I finally told him, “Hey, just so you know, I have the phrase ‘DON’T PANIC’ forever scarred into my skin.”
Earlier this week I was telling a friend that I volunteer at my local library. It was a timely discussion, considering it’s National Volunteer Week in Canada, and also an important one, given the fact that they asked me why I spend my free time volunteering.
The answer was simple: I volunteer at my local library because I care.