Category Archives: Books

“Strong looks better naked” // Kardashians can write too

On my 28th birthday (back in January) I never would have expected Khloe Kardashian’s latest memoir Strong Looks Better Naked to be my favourite gift. Of course, this was given to me by my mother, because who else really knows … Continue reading

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Maya Angelou // I know why the caged bird sings

I don’t research books before I read them. Instead, I love blissfully falling into the story – and the narrative. So, when Meagan told me that I know why the caged bird sings was Maya’s memoir, I was completely stunned. … Continue reading

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The Witchdoctor’s Bones // Book Launch

It was my pleasure this week to attend another one of Lisa de Nikolits’ book launches held in Kensington Market this past Wednesday at The Supermarket. The Witchdoctor’s Bones is this Canadian, female author’s fourth novel with The Hungry Mirror, West of … Continue reading

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A Glittering Chaos // Book Review

Knowing such an imaginative, free spirited woman such as Lisa de Nikolits lends itself to taking part in her provocative and beautifully stunning novel entitled, A Glittering Chaos. After witnessing how Lisa constructed the graphic design for the cover, I knew … Continue reading

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Italian Book Hunt: Umberto Eco

If you’re in Rome looking for a bookstore, you won’t find one. Not an authentic one, that is, but there are plenty of tourist book hubs. Prior to making my dream of going to Italy a reality, I tried to … Continue reading

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My Friends Who Write Got Involved

THANK GOD, my friends who write got involved in my writing life. If they hadn’t I’m sure I’d still be lost in thought. Since my days working in retail at Black’s Photography with Francesco…he and I have bonded over books. … Continue reading

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To write a novel or not? That is the question.

It’s part of my 10 year or – to be a little bit more realistic – my 30 year plan? Who knows, but I would love to write a novel. Fiction of course. With a twist of my real life … Continue reading

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“Join the Herd” Ottawa! I have.

Herd Magazine issue 1 – September 2012 – was off to the printers last Thursday! Why should you care? Because this new magazine provides a forum for arts and culture (so “writing and design equally”) in Ottawa that hadn’t existed … Continue reading

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On my book shelf

I tend to keep 5-10 books on hand, or in my “back pocket” as suggestions for my friends when they ask me, “what book should I read?” I don’t know if this responsibility comes with my degrees in English Literature, … Continue reading

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International Book Week

This past year I added an old Professor – who provided me with a reference letter when applying to MA of Arts programs – as a friend on Facebook. He no longer works at Carleton University, so it was a … Continue reading

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