Author Archives for Tamara

Holy Cow!

October 22, 2015 | BY

Hi there! If you’re anything like me then you are re-watching The X-Files in anticipation for this: No wait, let me reword that: If you’re anything like...

OK, Blue Jays!

October 15, 2015 | BY

Last night I went to a baseball game. It was the most nerve-wracking, most exhilarating, most amazing thing I’ve ever witnessed – and it was 22 years...

Made in India

October 8, 2015 | BY

Hi friends! On Monday some of us Ampersanders went for a lovely lunch with Meera Sodha, author of Made in India. Meera shared with us her favourite...


September 17, 2015 | BY

Hi guys! The ever-ready-to-help Ampersand team have come up with an excellent list of Halloween books that you might want to check out for next month! Click on...

Fish Tacos!

September 10, 2015 | BY

Hi guys! This long weekend I made some delicious fish tacos using recipes from two of our cookbooks. From Chronicle’s One Pan, Two Plates: I made a...

Film Fest Madness

September 3, 2015 | BY

Hi friends! The Toronto International Film Festival is coming, which means it’s around the time my best friend Bill Murray and I hang out while he’s in the city...


August 20, 2015 | BY

Hi there, This weekend I had a serious talk with my husband about getting in shape. I said that it only takes one small goal to start...

Thursday Morning

August 13, 2015 | BY

Good morning! Today is the first day after the Toronto Gift Fair. Our stuff arrived three hours earlier than we’d planned. But not before our coffee machine...

Why I Read

August 6, 2015 | BY

Hi there, Scholastic posted an amazing video on YouTube posing the question, “Why do you read?” to children. Here are the results, enjoy! – Tamara

Just Give in!

July 30, 2015 | BY

I hate/love it when this happens, don’t you? The 9 Emotional Stages Of Deciding To Go To Bed Or Keep Reading – Tamara  

Toronto Gift Fair

July 23, 2015 | BY

Hello friends! We are getting ready for the Toronto Gift Fair and our office is looking a little rough: It’s okay though, the atmosphere gets us pumped...

PanAm Games

July 16, 2015 | BY

Hi guys! It’s PanAm Game time in Toronto and through all of the HOV lane fury there is actually an amazing full party going on in the...

The Countdown

July 9, 2015 | BY

Hello friends! I have been wanting to read Erika Swyler’s The Book of Speculation: About a month ago I went on a beach vacation and had asked a...

Six of Crows

June 25, 2015 | BY

Hi guys! I finished reading Leigh Bardugo. I am not a huge fantasy fan, (please don’t judge). I want to be, but when I see maps in...

Wisdom Teeth

June 18, 2015 | BY

Hello friends, I just had my wisdom teeth out and I feel like this: Much to my husband’s disappointment, I was not like this: But like this:...