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World Oceans Day

June 8, 2016 | BY

Happy World Oceans Day! I have always been fascinated by the ocean, especially the fascinating creatures living in it. Like this charming little fella: For those who, like...

Europe Bound

June 2, 2016 | BY

Hi guys! I’m getting ready to go on a two week trip next week and I’m PRETTY EXCITED! My coworkers have been helping me prepare by gifting...

Pride!

June 1, 2016 | BY

  It’s the first day of June, which means today is the official kick-off to Canada’s first-ever Pride Month. I’m very much looking forward to all of the...

June-ish

May 30, 2016 | BY

It’s almost June, and you know what that means: BOOKFAIRS! This Friday I’m off to Halifax for Bookfair one of three. Ahhh, Halifax, beautiful city on a...

International Tap Day

May 26, 2016 | BY

Hi guys! Yesterday was the International Day of Tap, which celebrates the birthday of Bill “Bojangles” Robinson. This is a big deal to me because I recently...

Jenny Dreams of Sushi

May 25, 2016 | BY

If you have been following our blog for awhile, you’ll have noticed that we Ampersanders really like to celebrate long weekends. My Victoria Day weekend was filled with drinks...

Cake!

May 23, 2016 | BY

Oh hi all, and a happy Victoria Day to you! I’m celebrating by eating a delicious Victoria sponge, courtesy of Mary Berry and DK! Baking with Mary...

Shameless Plug

May 19, 2016 | BY

Hi guys, I’ve been working on the website to give it a little touch up here and there. So I think I’ll just subtly point you all...

Calgary-bound

May 16, 2016 | BY

Hello hello! This week is my first trip to sell the fall list. I’m off to Calgary to visit a few accounts, and probably to eat something...

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!...