Friends of Merril present a Diversity in SFF Discussion

Lillian H. Smith Branch – Toronto Public Library 239 College St., Toronto, Ontario M5T 1R5 Saturday, September 27 at 7:00pm I can’t believe I almost missed this opportunity! When I was at BookCampTO I ran into Tonya Liburd. Our conversation was short since I had to get ready for my panel but she mentioned another

Challenge! Find #DiverseCanLit at Word on the Street

Word on the Street Toronto is this Sunday! If the Giller Prize longlist announcement wasn’t enough of an indication, this really ushers in the Fall publishing season. I first attended WOTS in 2011 as a volunteer and I loved it. There were so many people all there to go to author readings, gets autographs, and

Book Review – Like No Other by Una LaMarche

I don’t usually write book reviews, but Una LaMarche’s Like No Other was such a fun read that I was happy to examine it more closely for a review. Like No Other is a great YA contemporary romance.  Devorah and Jaxon meet when they get stuck in a hospital elevator together. As they start talking,

Q&A with Una LaMarche

I was quite chuffed when I started to see Una LaMarche’s Like No Other appear on diverse reading lists. I was happy to say I had read the ARC and enjoyed it. To get more background information for my review, I asked LaMarche a few questions about her book. Her answers were so interesting I

2014 New Year’s Resolutions: Update!

I can’t say I’ve been keeping track of my New Year’s Resolutions too closely but I am pleasantly surprised to see I’m doing well. 1)      Finish reading the Bible I’m not reading from start to finish. Instead I am skipping around so I don’t stall and lose momentum (usually around 2 Chronicles). I likely won’t

2014 Reading Challenge: Update!

This has been a slow reading year for me.  So far I’ve only read 15 books. I seriously underestimated how much reading I used to do on public transit. Now that I drive, I read a lot less. To counter, that I’m looking into audiobooks. My results There’s no way I’ll complete my challenges this

#DiverseCanLit Chat: July 10 Libraries

Date: Thursday July 10, 2014 Time: 8pm ET Topic: Libraries Though retailers usually dominate the conversation about the business of books and literature, libraries are key in discussions about literacy, literature, and diversity. Use the #DiverseCanLit tag to follow along on Twitter (or TweetChat). Below are a few of the questions we may cover: What is