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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Favourite Books of 2017

I feel like it's a little early in the year to be doing this post - and then I look at my calendar and realize we're already two weeks into December. Thanks to The Broke and the Bookish for keeping me on track with my calendar! So far this year I've read a respectable 65 …

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Holiday Rush Read-a-thon|Update

I started this weekend with the best of intentions, but, alas, my immune system had different ideas. That's right, friends, I was hit with The Plague, and I could not move at all on Saturday. I won't get into the disgusting details, but it was bad, y'all. I managed to get a little bit through …

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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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Holiday Rush Read-a-thon

I am so ridiculously behind on my Goodreads Reading Challenge it's not even funny. My goal for 2017 was to read 80 books. I was doing great until I got hired on in a full time position (which is great - I am NOT complaining that I finally have a steady job), but now I'm …

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Books That Give Me Wanderlust

I don't think there's anything that ignites my longing to travel quite like a good book. I didn't travel outside North America until I was 21, so books were really the way that I got to "see" the world. Here are some of the books that have made me want to explore the world (and …

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My Winter TBR

I usually don't make specific TBRs because I don't like forcing that much structure onto my reading life. But, seeing as it is this week's Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by The Broke and the Bookish), and I am ridiculously behind on my reading goal for this year, I'm willing to try anything to get me …

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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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Secrets for the Mad by Dodie Clark

I have been following Dodie's Youtube channel for about two years now, and I've loved witnessing the way that her creativity has manifested and changed over the last couple of years. Secrets for the Mad is no exception.



On Thursday, all of the grade 5s and 6s at my school got the opportunity to go and see an advanced screening of the movie Wonder. And friends, it was (for lack of a better word) wonderful. All of the classes had read already read the book together, and they'd done some work with the …

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