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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...

Mid-May Book Haul

I finally broke my self-imposed book buying ban, and I couldn’t be happier about it. Purchased: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater The Wrath & The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas Giveaway Wins: Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley...

Be My (Fictional) Bad Boy

Over the past few weeks, I’ve noticed something interesting about the way I tend to react to love triangles – or, more specifically, the “choices” involved in the love triangle. I’ve found that I gravitate towards the “bad boys” when presented with an option between them and the boy-next-door/childhood best friend archetype. If given the choice, I’d choose...

This Month in Books: May 2015

I’m slightly scared for my poor bank account, since so many excellent looking books come out this month! Here’s hoping I have time to read them all…. As always, if you’re interested in one of the books, click on its cover image to be taken to its Goodreads page. May 1 May 5 May 12 May 19 May 26 Which...