A Few Awesome Facts About Mary Shelley

“Beware, for I am fearless and therefore powerful.”—Mary Shelley, Frankenstein An all-consuming love affair. A family torn apart by scandal. A young author on the brink of greatness. Hideous Love is the fascinating story of gothic novelist Mary Shelley, who as a teen girl ran away from her restrictive home only to find herself in […]

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Secondary Characters Who Deserve Their Own Novels: Children’s and YA edition

Have you read Lauren Oliver’s Delirium series yet? The final installment in the series was released just last month and we can’t seem to stop thinking about it! Requiem shakes up the formula of its previous protagonist-only point of view and allows readers into the mind of one of its secondary characters.  Instead of following […]

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The Best Books to Buy for the Young (or the Young at Heart!) in Your Life.

It’s holiday season once again. A cold wind whips snowflakes through the air, everyone is bundled up with rosy cheeks and noses, and bells are ring ting tingling. It’s the time of hot cocoa and candy cane swirls. I love this time of year. I even love holiday shopping! I know it can be overwhelmingly […]

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Bookmarks: November 9th Edition

1. This week was a busy one in terms of book award announcements! The longlist was revealed for one of Canada’s largest non-fiction prizes, the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction. Some highlights include: A Season in Hell: My 130 Days in the Sahara with Al Qaeda by Robert Fowler, and Straphanger: Saving Our Cities […]

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