Welcome to a very special spotlight post! I am absolutely delighted and honoured to have Canadian cartoonist and illustrator Eric Orchard here for an interview, organized by the lovely folks at Raincoast Books. Eric is an award-winning cartoonist and illustrator who has published such works as the graphic novel Maddy Kettle: The Adventures of the Thimblewitch. Most recently, he published the […]
Welcome to a special post featuring A.N. Kang’s picture book debut Papillon: The Very Fluffy Kitty and a fabulous giveaway, courtesy of Disney-Hyperion! Read on to find out more about the series and how you can enter to win a prize pack featuring Papillon! I have read a fair number of picture books about cats and kittens in my time […]
Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday! Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s focus is all about our top ten favourites of a particular genre. I have decided to go with comic strips, as it’s a big bookish love of mine and something I don’t talk about too often here! […]
It’s back to school time! I am delighted to be hosting a special Back to School Giveaway, courtesy of the lovely and generous folks at Raincoast Books! Open to Canadian residents, ages 18 and up, one lucky person will have the chance to win TWO of the amazing #PlayTestShare items below! I had the pleasure of testing out and playing […]
Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday! Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week is all about honouring fall TV, and I have decided to do a list of my top ten favourite shows. Now, as with most other Top Ten Tuesdays, I have had a difficult time narrowing things down, […]
My husband and I recently watched the 2013 film, Begin Again, starring Mark Ruffalo, Keira Knightley, James Corden and Adam Levine. And…we both adored it. The performances are great and the MUSIC in the film is fantastic, just mesmerizing. It made me think of how little I have been listening to music as of late, instead listening to audiobooks to keep my reading goals on track. While I don’t take back any of the time I have spent listening to audiobooks (there have been some excellent listens!), the lovely melodies and lyrics in Begin Again kind of reignited that pull of needing music around me more. So, after that rather long preamble, I would like to share some music of some favourite bands (and songs I continue to be entranced by)…and something lovely from Begin Again….
Happy Spring Break! I am delighted to be hosting a special Spring Break Fun giveaway, courtesy of the lovely and generous folks at Raincoast Books! Open to Canadian residents, ages 18 and up, one lucky person will have the chance to win one of the amazing #PlayTestShare items below! I had the pleasure of playing with and testing out an […]
More from Tom Gauld! As a lover of everything Sherlockian (perhaps most especially the reincarnation with Cumberbatch and Freeman), this comic made me laugh!
I am thrilled to present a very cool and very generous giveaway courtesy of Raincoast Books! Win a set of signed Star Wars Epic Yarns from Raincoast Books! The board books feature needle-felted characters acting out scenes from the original Star Wars movies. Twelve words and twelve finely crafted images are in each book. This set makes the perfect gift […]