As Canada Day draws to a close, I thought I would talk a bit about my favourite Canadian reads and authors. Now, my list could go on forever, so I will narrow it down to twelve picks in children’s and teen. (I may cull together a more complete Canadian fiction authors list soon!). In no particular order, here goes: 1. […]
Happy Canada Day! While scrolling over at Pajiba, I read this article honouring Canada Day…and now I am borrowing/sharing one of their picks for ‘Top Ten Fictional Canadians’:
My last post: all about Seinfeld. This post: Stephen Merchant, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, lip synching with Jimmy Fallon. All good things. I know it’s a much-viewed clip, but it’s just so joyful and nuts. Bonus: Paul Rudd. His Tina Turner is quite awesome.
“The sea was angry that day, my friends…” Now, I am a fan of Seinfeld. I am especially fond of the first five seasons, and have watched episodes multiple times. I have alarmed my husband on more than a few occasions with my ability to recite lines and jokes from episodes… The following clip is from the most excellent ‘The Marine Biologist’. Much love. Always manages to make me laugh. Or chuckle.
Review: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell Source: Paperback, Published March 27, 2012 by Plume Verdict: Excellent Book Description: Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder know that somebody is monitoring their work e-mail. (Everybody in the newsroom knows. It’s company policy.) But they can’t quite bring themselves to take it seriously. They go on sending each other endless and endlessly hilarious e-mails, discussing […]
Review: Maid of Secrets (Maids of Honor #1) by Jennifer McGowan Source: Hardcover, Published May 7, 2013 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Verdict: Excellent Book Description: Orphan Meg Fellowes makes her living picking pockets—until she steals from the wrong nobleman. Instead of rotting in prison like she expected, she’s whisked away to the court of Queen Elizabeth […]
Review: Summer Days, Starry Nights by Vikki VanSickle Source: Paperback, Published June 1, 2013 by Scholastic Canada Verdict: Excellent Book Description: A famous rock star, a family secret and a boy with a great smile make for one unforgettable summer. It’s 1962, and thirteen-year-old Reenie Starr comes alive the minute guests begin to arrive at her family’s summer resort. She […]
Review: Jewel of the Thames (Portia Adams Adventure #1) by Angela Misri, illus. Sydney Smith Source: ebook, Published March 25, 2014 by Fierce Ink Press Co-op Ltd Verdict: Good/Very Good Book Description: There’s a new detective at 221 Baker Street Set against the background of 1930s England, Jewel of the Thames introduces Portia Adams, a budding detective with an interesting […]
Review: Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson Source: Hardcover, Published May 6, 2014 by Simon & Schuster Verdict: Very Good Book Description: The Pre-Sloane Emily didn’t go to parties, she barely talked to guys, she didn’t do anything crazy. Enter Sloane, social tornado and the best kind of best friend—the one who yanks you out of your shell. But […]
Review: A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller Source: ARC from Goodreads First Reads, provided by Penguin Group. Thank you! Verdict:Very Good/Excellent Book Description: Welcome to the world of the fabulously wealthy in London, 1909, where dresses and houses are overwhelmingly opulent, social class means everything, and women are taught to be nothing more than wives and mothers. Into this […]