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Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

I’m not entirely sure what made me decide to pick up this book last year. I like to write, but I don’t want to be an author. I guess I was just curious to read the book because I kept … Continue reading

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Book review: The Strays by Emily Bitto

“More than thirty years later, the scars still sleep on my wrists.” I seem to really love fiction relating to art and artists and The Strays, by Emily Bitto, was no exception. I loved the story, I loved the language, … Continue reading

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Book review: Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Manhattan Beach is about Anna, a young woman who works in the Naval Shipyard factories and who is determined to become a diver, an idea that is laughable to the men in charge  (this is during the WWII era, when … Continue reading

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Book review – The Shape of Ideas by Grant Snider

I don’t usually review graphic novels or collections of comics, but this one is a favourite that’ll be added to my small, permanent collection. The Shape of Ideas is the graphic version of all the best creativity books out there. … Continue reading

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Book review – Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

There are a lot of things that I could talk about in a review of Strange the Dreamer: the beautiful writing, the interesting characters, the fascinating premise, the consequences of the different powers the gods had, or the library (seriously! … Continue reading

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Novel Editions – book box subscription

This is not sponsored. I just like Novel Editions. Book boxes are bookish mail, which is awesome, but they’re also a great way to discover books, genres, and authors you might otherwise disregard. Many book boxes also include a few … Continue reading

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Notebook cover

I’ve been drooling over the Midori Traveler’s Notebook for a while (seriously, it’s pretty awesome looking).  But, I’m pretty loyal to the awesome little Field Notes notebooks, which don’t quite fit in the Midori leather covers. So, I was pretty excited to … Continue reading

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I still love Flickr

I was on vacation when the new Flickr was launched, so I didn’t get a lot of time to really look at it (not on a proper sized screen, anyway). Instead, my various social media feeds where bombarded with laments … Continue reading

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Review: Playful Peanut snack bags

I bought some great little reusable snack bags from Playful Peanut (Canadian, if you’re interested). I’ve been meaning to make or buy some for ages. I generally use hard containers, but sometimes you just need a small baggie-like container that takes … Continue reading

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