Posted in August 2012

Book Review: Blankets

Book Review: Blankets

Having graced the top of numerous “Best Graphic Novels of All Time” lists for almost a decade, I decided it was finally time for me to pick up a copy of Blankets by Craig Thompson and give it a try. Blankets is a coming of age autobiography about the author’s first time falling in love, … Continue reading

Fan Expo 2012: Artist Alley

Fan Expo 2012: Artist Alley

Besides the jaw dropping costumes that you come across at Fan Expo (see my previous post), one of my favourite aspects of the convention is the number of amazing artists that gather all in one space. I LOVE art, and if I had the space in my room I would probably purchase something from every … Continue reading

Fan Expo 2012: The Costumes

Fan Expo 2012: The Costumes

Another year, another fan expo! After having several panic attacks leading up to the big day (super long story short: my brother told me that he had purchased our tickets when he actually didn’t, so we were worried we would be spending half of our day just standing in line), everything went so smoothly I … Continue reading

Book Review: The Prophet

Book Review: The Prophet

In the mood for some crime and suspense earlier this week, I decided to give The Prophet by Michael Koryta a try after being instantly intrigued by both the cover and synopsis. The Prophet focuses on two brothers who haven’t spoken to each other in years. Adam Austin, a bail bondsman and private investigator still clings … Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday: Valkyrie Rising

Waiting on Wednesday: Valkyrie Rising

Nothing ever happens in Norway. But at least Ellie knows what to expect when she visits her grandmother: a tranquil fishing village and long, slow summer days. And maybe she’ll finally get out from under the shadow of her way-too-perfect big brother, Graham, while she’s there. What Ellie doesn’t anticipate is Graham’s infuriating best friend, … Continue reading

Book Review: In The Shadow Of The Banyan

Book Review: In The Shadow Of The Banyan

“War entered my childhood world not with the blasts of rockets and bombs but with my father’s footsteps as he walked through the hallway, passing my bedroom toward his.” So begins the tale of Raami, a seven year old girl belonging to the Cambodian royal family. When the Communist regime known as the Khmer Rouge … Continue reading

Stratford’s Pirates of Penzance!

Stratford’s Pirates of Penzance!

I am a HUGE theatre junkie. Whether its attending my local community theatre or making the trek out to Toronto, I will do anything it takes to catch the latest play or musical to hit the stage. During my time spent going to school in London, therefore,  the one thing at the top of my … Continue reading

Book Review: Soulless

Book Review: Soulless

And I’m back! After a week consumed with moving my stuff back home from school and some time spent up north for a family reunion, I am back and ready for some serious blogging action! What better way to begin my return than a review of the absolutely amazing, spine-tingling, thrilling story of Soulless by … Continue reading