10 Chilling Reads for Horror Lovers (Part 2)

If you missed part one, you can check it out here. 4. The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike (Tr. Deborah Boliver Boehm) Originally published in Japan in 1986, this tale of psychological horror tells the story of Teppei, Misao, and their daughter Tamao. When this young family moves into a new apartment complex (which, asContinue reading “10 Chilling Reads for Horror Lovers (Part 2)”

10 Chilling Reads for Horror Lovers (Part 1)

10. Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons First published in 1989, this book is a little sci-fi, a little fantasy, and a whole lot of horror. This novel follows a secret society (I know: this part intrigued me too) of terrifying, quasi-vampiric beings. These beings possess the ability not only to read humans’ thoughts but alsoContinue reading “10 Chilling Reads for Horror Lovers (Part 1)”

Five Reasons Why Your Pug Is Secretly a Human in Disguise

In honour of April Fool’s Day, I have decided to pay tribute to my hilarious, furry companion, Yoshi the pug. Here are five (of many) reasions why your pug just might be a human in disguise.  1. Distinctly Un-Dog-Like Sleeping Positions Should you allow your pet to sleep on the bed with you? This seemsContinue reading “Five Reasons Why Your Pug Is Secretly a Human in Disguise”

Making Time for What You Love: Profile of Author Caitlyn Fournier

​The scorching hot September sun beats down on the myriad white tents which make up the Word on the Street festival.  Seated inside one of those tents, surrounded by copies of her books, is Caitlyn Fournier.  Fournier is the author of multiple books, including Hated, a romance novel about the son of an infamous Mafia member;Continue reading “Making Time for What You Love: Profile of Author Caitlyn Fournier”

A 7 Day Getaway to Breathtaking Greece Part 1: Athens

My friend and I both studied Classics at university so, naturally, Greece was high on our travel bucket list. When we had the opportunity to travel there together in October of 2018, we jumped at the chance. Our Itinerary: Day 1: Athens Day 2: Athens Day 3: Corinth; Mycenae; Epidaurus; Nafplion Day 4: Nafplion; OlympiaContinue reading “A 7 Day Getaway to Breathtaking Greece Part 1: Athens”

6 Thought-Provoking Fiction Books For Stimulating Conversations

1. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Though originally published in 1932, Brave New World is still very much relevant in the 21st century. This dark satire depicts the Earth as a supposed “utopia,” where humans are genetically bred and taught to suppress their emotions and free will through the use of pharmaceutical anesthetics. ThisContinue reading “6 Thought-Provoking Fiction Books For Stimulating Conversations”

Best Seller Exploration Part Two: 5 NY Times Best Selling Fiction Books by Women of Colour

1. The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna Sixteen-year-old Deka yearns to be accepted by her village. But, when her blood runs gold—the colour of impurity— she knows she will have to choose between staying in her village and facing the consequences, or joining the fight in an army of young girls like her. 2. LegendbornContinue reading “Best Seller Exploration Part Two: 5 NY Times Best Selling Fiction Books by Women of Colour”

Best Seller Exploration Part One: 5 NY Times Best Sellers For Historical Escapism

I love historical fiction. If you also enjoy sneaking a peek into the lives of those who came before, one of these books might just be for you. 1. The Duke and I by Julia Quinn Thanks to the Netflix series Bridgerton, you may already be familiar with this one. Strictly speaking, the Regency eraContinue reading “Best Seller Exploration Part One: 5 NY Times Best Sellers For Historical Escapism”

10 Awesome Virtual Travel Experiences for 2021 (Part 2)

6. The Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California This intriguing house was once owned by Sarah Lockwood Pardee Winchester, heiress to much of the Winchester Repeating Arms fortune. What started out as an 8 room farmhouse became much more expansive: for many years, the house was almost constantly under construction. Many have asked: whatContinue reading “10 Awesome Virtual Travel Experiences for 2021 (Part 2)”

10 Awesome Virtual Travel Experiences for 2021 (Part 1)

Though travelling might not be possible right now, for many of us, the urge to see, learn, and experience new things is stronger than ever. When the wanderlust strikes, here are 10 virtual travel experiences you can enjoy right from the comfort of your own home: 1. The Haunted Walk Offered in Ottawa, Kingston, andContinue reading “10 Awesome Virtual Travel Experiences for 2021 (Part 1)”