The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

The Princess Diarist is Carrie  Fishers autobiography about her experiences starring in the original Star Wars trilogy. I feel like a lot of people are asking “why now?” especially with the Carrison revelation (we’ll come back to this), but I … Continue reading

Gilmore Girl: A Year In The Life – some thoughts **spoilers**

Do not read this if you haven’t watched Gilmore Girls yet and don’t want spoilers. I won’t exactly be holding back, and while I’m not exactly giving a detailed synopsis I’d feel really bad if I ruined this for someone, … Continue reading

5 lessons from Gilmore Girls ~*~*~*~*~(spoilers* seasons 1-7) 

The Gilmore Girls reboot is almost upon us. It will be on Netflix on November 25! Yay yay yay yay yay! So, Gilmore Girls is one of my favourite shows of all time. I have watched it and rewatched it … Continue reading

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; The background and some thoughts on the matter…

Sometime while writing the Harry Potter books, JK Rowling also took the time to write a few companion books that were “real” wizarding books within the Harry Potter universe. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander, The Tales … Continue reading

6 lessons from Harry Potter 

Fantastic Beasts (and Where to Find Them) is out in theatres! It was awesome and there were so many things that I liked about it. For those of you who do not know what Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them … Continue reading

The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck by Sarah Knight 

The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck by Sarah Knight is a (very) practical parody of The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. Literally subtitled “how to stop spending time you don’t have with people you … Continue reading

The Heroes of Olympus: The mark of Athena (book 3) by Rick Riordan

The Mark of Athena is the third instalment in Rick Riordan’s The Heroes of Olympus series. After fighting a battle in the previous book, The Son of Neptune, the Greek and Roman demigods try to strike up an alliance at Camp … Continue reading

Lentil vegetable shepherds pie ~ from Kim Sésperez 

INGREDIENTS: 1 medium onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 1/2 uncooked brown or green lentils, rinsed and drained ( or for a quick cheat, 1 can keep a little juice) 4 cups vegetable stock ( only for uncooked lentils) … Continue reading

Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier 

Set in 1660’s Holland, Girl with a Pearl Earring is a fictionalized account of the creation of Johannes Vermeer’s famous painting. Girl with a Pearl Earring is a oil painting by Vermeer that many believe was painted around 1665 – 1667. … Continue reading

homemade pumpkin spice syrup

I’ll be completely honest, I kind of really love pumpkin spice; haters can hate because it’s delicious. I went to a cafe recently and the lady who owns the place makes her own pumpkin spice sauce / mix and it … Continue reading

Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz 

Something in Between is Melissa de la Cruz’s newest book. Those of you who are my age might remember the Blue Blood series, which is about vampires from 5 – 10 years ago. Something in Between is not a fantasy … Continue reading

The Heroes of Olympus: The son of Neptune (book 2) by Rick Riordan

The Heroes of Olympus: The Son of Neptune is the second instalment in Rick Riordan’s series that follows Percy Jackson of Rick Riordan’s first series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians. I forget where exactly, I think it was at the … Continue reading

The Heroes of Olympus: The lost hero (book 1) by Rick Riordan

The Heroes of Olympus: The lost heroes is the first book in Rick Riordan’s second series of books about Greek (and now Roman) mythology set in modern day USA. It starts with Jason waking up on a bus and having … Continue reading

Where Am I Now? by Mara Wilson

Did you ever see Matilda? What about Mrs. Doubtfire? How about Miracle on 34th Street? Mara Wilson starred in all of those movies as a young child in the early to mid 1990’s. Well, to no surprise she has since … Continue reading

Until We Are Free: My fight for human rights in Iran by Shirin Ebadi 

Until We Are Free by Shirin Ebadi is about her fight to protect human rights in Iran. This is something she has continued to do even while living in exile. Iran is a theocracy, or more commonly known as an … Continue reading

The Boleyn Inheritance by Phillipa Gregory

The Boleyn Inheritance came recommended to me from The History Chicks, which is one of my favourite podcasts. In The Boleyn Inheritance, Katherine of Aragorn is dead (from neglect and heartbreak they say), Anne Boleyn has been executed, and Jane Seymour … Continue reading

Three Sisters, Three Queens by Phillipa Gregory

Three Sisters, Three Queens is Phillipa Gregory’s most recent historical fiction novel. Set during the Tudor era, Phillipa presents Mary in a much fairer light than history generally paints her, something she admits to doing on the basis that she … Continue reading

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The last Olympian, book 5 by Rick Riordan

Aaaaaaand this series that I am finding so much enjoyment in ended with a fabulous bang. Basically, the war is right on top of Percy and his friends. A few things happen beforehand, like the children of one god are fighting … Continue reading

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The battle of the labyrinth, book 4 by Rick Riordan

Those of you who’ve already read the reviews for The Lightning Thief, The Seas of Monsters, and The Titan’s Curse, know that I am absolutely loving the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. In The Battle of the Labyrinth, 15-year-old … Continue reading

Apps and websites to check out if you’re going into the work world (or really just because it’s cool)

Plum talent assessment  Plum is a company that was founded and operates in Canada’s tech triangle. One of their services is this talent assessment for employees (or to-be employees). It’s actually pretty cool because it tells you about what some … Continue reading

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Titan’s Curse, book 3 by Rick Riordan 

I am addicted to this series, it’s so good and it’s such an easy read that it’s proving to be easy to just blow through the books at light speed. Ok so in Percy Jackson and the Olympians; The Titan’s Curse … Continue reading

Summer watching on Netflix

** This list is based on what I can access on the Canadian Netflix, sorry if you can’t access all the shows in your country (I for one am so disappointed that I can’t get Parks and Recreation here when … Continue reading