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September 2018: Monthly Wrap-Up

I am so excited for October: the leaves will have finally changed colour, it will definitely be ankle bootie weather and, of course, it’s Halloween month. After the difficult month that I had in August, I’m happy to say that September was a bit more gentle to me! I started a new job in Downtown Toronto, and the 2+...

5 Reasons I Loved To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

I love romcoms. Although they often require some suspension of disbelief, they typically feel realistic enough that it’s easy to imagine yourself in the same situation as the romantic lead — a connection that is less likely to happen with other genres. Critics tend to call them “formulaic” or “cliche”: there’s a meet-cute moment, “will-they-won’t-they” moments that add to...

August 2018: Monthly Wrap-Up

September is almost upon us! 🍂🍃 I’m so excited to bring out my cardigans, comfy sweaters, and beanies – this girl does not thrive in the heat. Waiting for both fall weather and my Peter Kavinsky like… This past month was particularly difficult for me: the loss of a long-term relationship, having to move out of my wonderfully air-conditioned apartment...

DIY | My TBR Jar

I’ve been making an effort to read more backlist titles this year, in part because the number of books that I own and have yet to read is much too high. To motivate me to actually read those titles, I decided to create a TBR jar – and, if I somehow don’t end up using it to pick my next...

My At-Home Reading Survival Kit

If you’re anything like me, reading is a completely immersive process – and one that frequently leads to all the feels. I can’t count the number of times that I’ve started a book, only to be attacked by emotion when I’m least expecting it; after 21+ years of reading, I’ve finally figured out the best ways to survive this emotionally-intensive (and I mean...

July 2018: Monthly Wrap-Up

I can’t believe it’s August already! It feels like just yesterday I was celebrating Canada Day, and here we are at yet another long weekend. July was a fairly busy month for me: I got back from a two-week trip to France, visited the cutest lavender farm (but, of course, I forgot to bring a book with me) and did...

On Series Fatigue

When I first started reading YA fiction, the only books that I read were parts of series – and I was remarkably good at keeping up with their release dates. Part of this can be attributed to Twilight, the gateway book that got me into reading young adult titles at age 14; I had almost exclusively read adult...

How Entrepreneurship Changed My Reading Habits

Since graduating from university, I have been working as the marketing lead for a biotechnology startup which is very small in size (under 10 employees). With early-stage science startups, there’s a trade-off: there’s an opportunity to grow and make meaningful contributions, but the salary is pretty dismal until the company is able to raise a funding round. The company...

On Mood Reading

Picture this: you leave the bookstore or library with a huge pile of pretty, new books that you just can’t wait to read. A few days later you open one up.. and you just can’t get into it. So you pick up the second book… and the same thing happens. You just can’t seem to get invested in...

2016 Bookish Resolutions

Reading Resolutions I will purchase books from bookstores instead of online. There are so many cute independently owned bookstores out there that I’d love to support! I will read the books that I own before purchasing new ones. There are so many books lying around my room that I bought and never read, since I got distracted by other new releases....