Book Review: Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Book Title/Author: Stardust by Neil Gaiman Publisher/Year: Published August 29th 2006 by William Morrow Paperbacks (first published January 1st 1998) Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Fairytale, Adventure Series: N/A Format: Softcover Source: Owned View on Goodreads Two realms: Wall, a small town in rural England and Faerie, both located close to one another, both think the neighbouring realm is…

October Book Haul

This month I went a little overboard on the book purchases — enough that I think a transmitter of sorts should be secured to my car and if I drive within 5km radius of a bookstore my car either immediately stop or turn my car around the other way. But that is not safe or…

Halloween Picks 2015

With Halloween being only 6 days away, are you looking for a Halloween read to put you in the spirit of the spooky season? Here are my 2015 Halloween Picks, all books that I have read and enjoyed* — some of which are my personal favourites.  This list features a variety of scary elements; you got:…

Book Review: Stories from the Vinyl Cafe by Stuart McLean

Book Title/Author: Stories from the Vinyl Cafe by Stuart McLean Publisher/Year: Published 2009 by Penguin Canada (first published January 1st 1995) Genre: Fiction, Stort Stories, Humour Series: Book 1 of 7 Vinyl Cafe books; 2 additional related works Format: Softcover Source: Owned View on Goodreads Like an old friend who’s turned up in town, Stuart McLean returns with Stories…

Book Review: Bossypants by Tina Fey

Book Title/Author: Bossypants by Tina Fey Publisher/Year: January 3, 2012 by Reagan Arthur / Back Bay Books (first published April 5, 2011) Genre: Non Fiction, Memoir, Autobiography Series: N/A Format: Softcover Source: Owned View on Goodreads From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted…

Book Review: The Nest by Kenneth Oppel

Book Title/Author: The Nest by Kenneth Oppel (Author), Jon Klassen (Illustrator) Publisher/Year:  September 29th 2015 Genre: Middle Grade, Childrens, Horror, Fantasy, Fiction, Magical Realism Series: N/A Format: Hardcover Source: Owned View on Goodreads “Steve just wants to save his baby brother—but what will he lose in the bargain? This is a haunting gothic tale for fans of Coraline, from…

Book Review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Book Title/Author: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman Publisher/Year: June 18th 2013 by William Morrow Books (first published January 1st 2013) Genre: fantasy, adult fiction, paranormal Series: N/A Format: Softcover Source: Owned View on Goodreads “A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived…

October Top 5 TBR

Here are the top 5 books that are next on my to-read list.  Each month I pick 5 books that I’d like to read: sometimes I read less than 5, sometimes another title catches my eye and what I planned to read gets bumped down the reading-roaster. Nevertheless, I like to go into each month…

September 2015 Wrap-up

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman [ review coming soon … ] Room by Emma Donoghue [ review coming soon … ] Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling What is there to say about Harry Potter that hasn’t been said?  If you have not read it, do it! If you have…

Book Review: The Little Prince

Book Title/Author: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Publisher/Year: June 29th 2000 by Harcourt, Inc. (first published April 1943) Genre: Classics, Childrens, Fantasy, Fiction Series: N/A Format: Hardcover Source: Owned View on Goodreads Moral allegory and spiritual autobiography, The Little Prince is the most translated book in the French language. With a timeless charm it tells the…