It’s Been Two Months since I Opened an Online Bookshop: and Here’s What I’ve Learned

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”

Book Review: A Song Below Water

“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”

I’ve Opened a Bookstore

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”

What I’m Learning this Month

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”

What I’m Reading Right Now: May

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”

Am I not Smart Enough for This?

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?”

What I’m Reading Right Now: March

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”

What I’m Reading Right Now: February

Hello, and welcome to February. It’s that lovely time of the year where we all feel relieved that January is FINALLY over, but still feel a vague sense of dread because winter is far from over and February is basically the Tuesday of the year; Monday’s crappy cousin. But don’t fret because there are alwaysContinue reading “What I’m Reading Right Now: February”