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

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The sea of monsters, book 2 by Rick Riordan

Wow, what a quick read that was, I read it within 24 hours. Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Sea of Monsters is the second book in the five part series about a demigod (half-god, half-human) named Percy, … Continue reading

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, book 1 by Rick Riordan 

Percy Jackson and the Olympians is a 5 book fantasy and young adult series that is written by Rick Riordan and begins with The Lightning Thief. Percy Jackson is a 12-year-old boy who has never known his father and has … Continue reading

Good Omens by Neil Gaimen and Terry Pratchett

1 sentence summary: The end of the world is coming, an angel and a demon band together to stop it and hopefully the antichrist won’t be so evil. 1 sentence opinion: Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett is … Continue reading

The Queen’s Fool by Phillipa Gregory 

Set during the reign of Queen Mary I (Mary Tudor) in the mid-1500’s, The Queen’s Fool by Phillipa Gregory melds history with Mary Tudor and her fool, Hannah Green. Hannah Green wasn’t technically a real person. She was based on … Continue reading

The Translation of Love by Lynn Kutsukake

The Translation of Love by Lynn Kutsukake is a moving story set in post-war Japan. 13-year-old Aya, one of the the main POV characters, has recently moved from Canada to Japan with her father. After spending years in interment camps … Continue reading

Working with You is Killing Me by Katherine Crowley and Kathi Elster

Working with You is Killing Me by Katherine Crowley and Kathi Elster is a wonderfully helpful about dealing with the emotional and political entanglements of the office / general workplace. According to the introduction of the book, Katherine Crowley is … Continue reading

Review: Leave Your Mark: Land your dream job. Kill it in your career. Rock social media. by Aliza Licht 

Leave Your Mark, written by Aliza Licht, is a great book for young people, or anyone from any walk of life, who would love a fresh perspective on career advice and personal branding. Divided into four parts, Leave Your Mark … Continue reading