Friday, 8 February 2019

Review: The Giver by Lois Lowry, Illustrated by P. Craig Russell

“He knew that there was no quick comfort for emotions like those. They were deeper and they did not need to be told. They were felt.”

Friday, 1 February 2019

Fresh on the Shelf - February 2019 Book Releases & Giveaway

Happy February, Cupcakes!

I hope everyone had an excellent January!

There's been A LOT of snow here in Toronto and the weather's been topsy-turvy! Even with snow, we've had insanely warm and then dramatically cold days. However, with that said, cold weather is splendid for cuddling and reading. During January I chose to take a little step back from my blog (no reviews or posts, I'm sorry!) but I did choose to spend most of my time resting when not working, and reading as much as I could. It was a great opportunity to mellow out, finally give myself a mini-vacation from life, and fall in love with some new books.

As for February, there's a few titles that have caught my eye. I'm hoping to read Enchantee, Dark of the West, On the Come Up, Bloodwitch, and The Ruin of Kings. What are you most excited to read this month?

Don't forget to bookmark this page for your next book shopping trip, and don't forget to check out my giveaway below!

Happy Reading!📚

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Fresh on the Shelf - January 2019 Book Releases + Book Giveaway

Happy New Year, Cupcakes!

How was everyone's winter holiday?

I celebrated Christmas with family but, sadly, rang in the New Year with a sprained ankle (not fun!)
Luckily, I had plenty of books to keep me company, and had fun doing some binge reading. My binge read included The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan, The Wicked King by Holly Black, and Kakuriyo (vol.1) by Midori Yuma. Additionally, this Christmas I received a plethora of manga and books, both romance and young adult, and can't wait to binge read those, as well!

During December I did plenty of movie watching (ahem...AQUAMAN!) and sight-seeing. Below, is a video I edited and shared on Instagram of an incredible light display at someone's home in Toronto. Dubbed the "Desario House", they annually decorate their home in epic light displays and ask for visitors to offer a donation to the Sick Kid's Foundation. This was my first year seeing their light display.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Review: Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

Sarai has lived and breathed nightmares since she was six years old.
She believed she knew every horror and was beyond surprise.
She was wrong.