Oh The Weather Outside Is Frightful…

I wouldn't say "frightful", necessarily, more that I really wish I hadn't had to get into my car this morning. Because the road conditions are frightful. We got a huge dump of snow last night - we shoveled the driveway 3 separate times last night and when we woke up this morning there was a …

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Books to Brighten Up Your Winter

Don't get me wrong, I love winter - but it's pretty dark. Literally. It's the darkest time of the year, especially if you live in the True North Strong and Free. So if you're feeling the need for some sunshine, warmth, or bright and happy fluffy feels, here are some recommendations. Fablehaven by Brandon Mull …

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If You Liked: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs is quite a unique book. It draws inspiration from those weird black and white photographs, and the magic is just as the title describes it - peculiar. If you like books that feel just a little odd, and stories that feel just a little dark, here …

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Great Halloween Reads

I'm sorry. Halloween isn't my favourite holiday. I don't really like dressing up, I don't really care for bite-sized candy, and I'm not a fan of horror movies. That being said, I'm a sucker for a good spooky book in October. I can't handle reading anything too scary, because when I read I hear the …

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Hogwarts House Recommendations: Ravenclaw

Here's the thing about Ravenclaws: it's not just that they're intelligent - this house is not solely focused on being smart. It's about learning as a lifestyle. It's about living curiously. It's about finding comfort in things that you don't quite understand. So here's a few books that I believe I enjoyed because of my inherent Ravenclaw-ness.


A Midsummer Night’s Reading List

For those of you who aren't aware (don't worry about it, there's not really much reason you should be), last night was Midsummer's Eve. Until about a year ago, I hadn't realised that Midsummer and the Summer Solstice could be on different dates. But it is. If this is something that actually interests you, you …

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If You Liked: The Great Gatsby

Are you ready for my dirty little secret? I hated The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. #sorrynotsorry I acknowledge and appreciate its cultural influence, its significance, the artistry of the prose...but 0/10 did not enjoy, will not read again. However, if you did enjoy The Great Gatsby, and you are looking for other books that …

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Where Do I Begin || William Shakespeare

Ah, the Bard. Willy Shakes, as I like to call him (blasphemous, I know). Lauded as a genius, hated by thousands of high school English literature students, his best-known works misunderstood due to erroneous pop-culture references the world over (Taylor Swift, I'm looking at you). I love Shakespeare. This should not be surprising: I have …

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Nasty Women – Recommendations

Some of my favourite stories are ones centred around strong female protagonists. These women are not necessarily your traditional "strong female characters". Some are, but some are strong in an unconventional sense. If you're looking for a book that will inspire you to be a better, stronger person, look no further: Emma by Jane Austen …

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If You Liked: Alice In Wonderland

This post is the first in an ongoing book recommendation series that I've decided to start. I find that I often get into reading grooves. I'll read a book or a series, and it makes me hungry (I guess?) for more books that are similar. I'm sure that there are lots of other people who …

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