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Necessity

May 9, 2016 | BY

You may or not remember me getting PRETTY excited a few months back about a new Jo Walton title…. Well I finally got the ARC last week...

Pongapalooza

May 5, 2016 | BY

Hi guys, The First Book Canada Scotiabank Pongapalooza event is back and we are gearing up to fight the good fight with our incredible (very limited) ping...

Vassa In the Night

May 4, 2016 | BY

Do you enjoy modern retellings? Well, have I got the book for you! Vassa In the Night by Sarah Porter is one of my most anticipated fall titles!...

BC Book Prize Gala

May 3, 2016 | BY

Last Saturday night I had the privilege of attending the 32nd Annual Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prize Gala at Government House in Victoria.   Here is the view...

Authors for Indies

April 28, 2016 | BY

I was morosely scanning through my calendar and Facebook invites, pondering what the heck I was going to do this weekend. Another weekend of glamorous parties with...

Get drinking!

April 28, 2016 | BY

Hi guys, I’ve recently discovered the wonders of our Native Northwest travel cups. Not only do they come in a multitude of beautiful rich colours including golds,...

#DVpit

April 21, 2016 | BY

This Tuesday I noticed the #DVpit hashtag trending on Twitter which was pretty exciting. Standing for Diverse Voices Pitch the hashtag had a ton of tweets from people...

Thug Kitchen Eats

April 14, 2016 | BY

Hi my fellow foodies! PLEASE BE WARNED THAT THIS POST IS IN THE STYLE OF THUG KITCHEN’S WRITING, READER DISCRETION IS ADVISED. The other day I cooked Coconut-Lime...

Phenomenal Woman

April 6, 2016 | BY

In honour of National Poetry Month, I present to you a reading of “Phenomenal Woman” by the incomparable Maya Angelou. – Jenny

April 4, 2016 | BY

It’s here, it’s here, it’s finally here! Week one of sales conference that is! This is me, learning about all the new fall titles: Until about half...

Badass Characters

March 31, 2016 | BY

Guys, I was on Twitter and J.K. Rowling retweeted this: @Evy_Lynch So for #WorldBookDay my son wanted to dress as the most badass character from his favourite...

Authors for Indies

March 30, 2016 | BY

Only one more month until Authors for Indies day! Mark your calendars because on April 30th, authors will be taking over indie bookstores all over Canada to...