“Three words, large enough to tip the world. I remember you.” France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out acrossContinue reading “Book Review: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue”
If you’ve been following me at all, you won’t be unfamiliar with my teeny-tiny online business: The Littlest Online Bookshop. In case you don’t know, TLOB is a very small independent used bookstore completely online. I ship internationally and am working to connect people everywhere with books. It’s my passion project and something that hasContinue reading “It’s Been Two Months since I Opened an Online Bookshop: and Here’s What I’ve Learned”
“We should all speak like sirens. Use our voices to make a difference, because all of them matter.” Tavia is already at odds with the world, forced to keep her siren identity under wraps in a society that wants to keep her kind under lock and key. Never mind she’s also stuck in Portland, Oregon,Continue reading “Book Review: A Song Below Water”
The last few weeks have been an absolute whirlwind. Why? Because I’ve launched a tiny online business. I’ve always loved books and bookstores. There are many many blog posts dedicated to my favourite books and bookstores. One dream I’ve had, since graduating five years ago, is to open my own bookstore. It’s easy for meContinue reading “I’ve Opened a Bookstore”
Though this is what I could call a “comfort book” and I knew everything would work out in the end, I still felt very much compelled to read on and on. I laughed and I cried in equal measure.
I feel like I’m prefaced so many thoughts and sentences with the phrase: “with everything that’s going on…” But, it’s no less relevant or true. So many things are happening everywhere and it’s impossible not to be affected by it. This is the time of month when I would share the list of books I’mContinue reading “What I’m Learning this Month”
I truly believe that there will always be a place for bookstores. People will always need books and people to sell them. Faceless corporations can only do so much.
May has been a bit of a blur. It felt like the month only started yesterday, but here we are over half-way through already. I guess time flies when you’re in government-mandated social distancing? But the silver lining is that I still have lots of time for reading. Though⎯somehow⎯I’m still reading at my usual snail’sContinue reading “What I’m Reading Right Now: May”
Do you ever feel like everyone in the world knows more than you about everything? Okay. Well, maybe not everyone. But many many people. I often feel like I’m missing out on some great knowledge, though it only seems to be some vague idea of knowledge and not actually something tangible. Maybe I haven’t readContinue reading “Am I not Smart Enough for This?”
Hello and welcome to March. It’s that month that is the teasingest of all the months. In the morning it feels like spring is imminent, but by the afternoon it’s snowing. But, one consolation, it’s not February. And we can all live in the knowledge that spring will eventually arrive, whether it wants to orContinue reading “What I’m Reading Right Now: March”