The To-Read Pile

There's an ever growing pile of books I want to read…

Finding Myself in Fiction: LGBTQUIA stories

I’m giving an Ignite talk today about growing up bisexual and the confusion that came from not seeing this identity reflected in the books I was reading. At the time, … Continue reading

September 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

I love this author: Kody Keplinger

So… I’m back! A while ago, I gave myself too many deadlines. It’s easily enough done. I thought to myself ‘I can definitely make time for all these things! I’m … Continue reading

September 3, 2015 · 2 Comments

Christmas Reads – Day 10 – Let It Snow by Maureen Johnson, John Green and Lauren Myracle

I just finished reading this one and I decided that is a sign that means I should write about it today. Let It Snow is a book with three short … Continue reading

December 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Christmas Reads – Day 9 – The Box of Delights by John Masefield

I was reminded how much I love the Box of Delights last year when I Hot Key did a reread for their bookclub. (Psst! Check out their video on YouTube) … Continue reading

December 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Christmas Reads – Day 8 – The Santa Trap by Jonathan Emmett and Poly Bernatene

I love this story and its illustrations so much and it makes me really sad that it isn’t huge and popular and recommended by every bookseller in the entire world. … Continue reading

December 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Christmas Reads – Day 7 – Miss Flora McFlimsey’s Christmas Eve by Mariana

Would you like to see my favourite Christmas story ever written? It’s this out of print one, Miss Flora McFlimsey’s Christmas Eve: It possibly isn’t the best Christmas story ever … Continue reading

December 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Christmas Reads – Day 6 – The Carina team on their favourite Christmas reads

When I first came up with this CRAZY blog challenge for myself, I knew that I would just not have the energy to write ANYTHING on Saturdays in December. Luckily, … Continue reading

December 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Christmas Reads – Day 5 – Mystery in White by J. Jefferson Farjeon

It is late and I forgot to write a tiny Christmas blog post before deciding that it should be bedtime. Whoops. Here instead is something that I wrote for a … Continue reading

December 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Christmas Reads – Day 4 – A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

I spent today doing Christmas shopping, and spotted some ‘Bah, Humbug’ anti-Christmas merchandise, which made me think about A Christmas Carol. What do you think, the most famous Christmas book … Continue reading

December 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Christmas Reads – Day 3 – The Parisian Christmas Bake Off by Jenny Oliver

Today is cold and damp and I was very late getting out of work so I’m going to write about one of my Christmas comfort reads. The Parisian Christmas Bake … Continue reading

December 3, 2014 · Leave a comment