Happy Towel Day to all my fellow hitchhikers!
I needed some magic in my life last week, but not just any old magic. I had a craving for a magical carnival. Something along the lines of The Night Circus or Something Wicked This Way Comes. A lot of bookstagramers had been posting about Stephanie Garber’s Caraval lately, so I figured I’d give it a go.
April showers bring May flowers, and amazing book mail! I received my April Novel Editions box almost a month ago, and I’m still not over it.
I’ve never really read psychological thrillers. Not until all the hype around Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train finally convinced me to finally give them a try about a year ago. I’ll admit I read both of the aforementioned books, and really didn’t like them. I thought I’d be in for crazy plot twists that spun my head around, but I found them to be both way too predictable, and honestly, somewhat boring.
Fast forward to the beginning of April and I found myself getting two more psychological thrillers from the library. Why? Well, I didn’t think it was fair to judge an entire genre based on my experience with two books that were, in my opinion, unnecessarily hyped up. Giving this genre a second chance was probably one of the best decisions I made this month, because these two books were amazing. Continue reading
I recently read The Vegetarian by Han Kang and it was so amazing that I just really need to talk about it.
Growing up I always thought that being a librarian would be the coolest. I mean, they just hang out in libraries all day and read, right? Well, turns out that’s not really true. Last month I sat down with Sharron Smith, manager of bibliographic services at the Kitchener Public Library, to chat about what librarians really do while on the job. This story originally ran in The Community Edition’s March issue.
I’ve always romanticized the idea of being a librarian. In my mind, librarians get to hang out in buildings filled with books, spend their days reading books and talking about books, and, most importantly, make their living off of being a book nerd. That’s what really happens when you sign up to be a librarian, right?
I haven’t had a lot of time to write about books lately, but I did write a couple pieces about my local library for The Community Edition (a monthly publication in Kitchener-Waterloo). Check out this piece about KPL’s new strategic plan, which was originally published in TCE’s March issue. I’ll share more stories about my favourite library soon.