The Word On The Street: Toronto 2010
events , thoughts / September 29, 2010

This past Sunday, I went to The Word On the Street for the first time, in Toronto. I had myself a full schedule worked out so that I could hear a lot of interesting authors read in some and learn interesting and helpful bits in others. In the end, I didn’t make it to everything that I had planned on getting to, but I still managed to see, hear, and learn quite a bit, and am definitely looking forward to going again next year! I had a little mishap with my bank over the weekend, which meant that I had absolutely no access to money for this event; one good thing about this meant that I didn’t buy a single book, which would have been a very sad thing to do right near the end of September’s book buying ban! I also somehow managed to forget to charge my camera batteries, so the first batch of photographs are great, but after that I had to switch to my iPhone, which means that the later photographs are much poorer in quality (particularly in terms of inability to zoom in). Throughout this post, you can see any of the photos at full-size…

In My Mailbox
in my mailbox , memes / May 16, 2010

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren and inspired by Pop Culture Junkie. Every week (or skipping some, depending on how frequently new books enter my life!), I’ll be posting on Sundays about what books I got, from all sources – bought, borrowed, exchanged, etc. Bought in-store from Chapters: The Book of Awesome: Snow Days, Bakery Air, Finding Money in Your Pocket, and Other Simple Brilliant Things by Neil Pasricha Yup, I bought a copy for myself! I saw it on display and just couldn’t help it. This way I can hopefully get a review up in the next couple weeks, before my giveaway ends! (You do know that I’m having a giveaway of this book, right? Right?! If you don’t, I’m telling you now – I’m giving away a copy of The Book of Awesome at the end of June. The giveaway post is here. Go enter!)

The Book of Awesome (Giveaway)
admin , contests/giveaways / May 6, 2010

Next month is very exciting for me, partly because … I will be am 25 on as of June 7th. I finish am done my second year of teaching on as of June 25th. My 6-month blogoversary is on June 29th. So … I’ve decided that it’s time for my first contest/giveaway!