Friends, I’ve had a serious book hangover ever since I finished In An Absent Dream back in January. This book was one of my most anticipated releases for 2019, and is the fourth installment in Seanan McGuire’s Wayward Children series.
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.
Every bookworm has a stash of books they haven’t gotten around to reading yet, right? I can’t be the only one with this problem. In an effort to make myself more aware of my staggering TBR pile, I’ve decided to dedicate every Thursday moving forward to showcasing a book that I own but haven’t read yet. Please don’t judge me.
Dear fellow Canadian Book Nerds: How many of you look at book subscription boxes online, and wish that exchange rates and international shipping didn’t threaten your bank account’s existence? I felt this way for a long time until I discovered Novel Editions: an amazing Canadian-based book box subscription. I’ve been receiving boxes from them since January, and each month they keep getting better and better. The most recent boxes, from June and July, are solid examples of its improvement.
A couple weeks ago I grumpily walked home in the rain, and decided that my night was already ruined because I was soaking wet and got splashed by three different buses as they whizzed by me on the street. When I got home, though, my mood was immediately changed because I had book mail waiting on my door step!
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
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?