50 Shades of Controversy: No opinion is invalid

Just over a week ago, the first 50 Shades of Grey movie was released in movie theatres (it was No. 1 at the box office in its first weekend of release, though reports this weekend say the box office for the film has dropped 70% in its second weekend, though it remains at No. 1). A lot… Continue Reading

52 in ’15: Us

This is part of my 2015 reading challenge. You can find an explanation of the challenge here, with a list of all the types of books I plan to read this year. Here’s what I’ve read so far. This book is a book with a one-word title. Us by David Nicholls My rating: 4 of… Continue Reading

Where have all the readers gone?

Catching up on my blog reading tonight, I came across a story on the decline of reading in the United States that shook me to my book-loving core. According to Pew Research Center, just 28% of Americans said they read 11 or more books in 2013. Even more trouble, 23% said they didn’t read one… Continue Reading

2013 in review: What I read

Last year my goal was 100, and I fell short. This year, I’m aiming for 75 books (one down already!). Here’s what I read last year. What I read in 2013 Skipping a Beat by Sarah Pekkanen tagged: 2013 Kristy’s Big Day by Ann M. Martin tagged: bsc-bloggin and 2013 Where’d You Go, Bernadette by… Continue Reading

My 300th post!

Hard to believe this is my 300th post! It seems like just yesterday I started this blog. Instead, it’s going into its fourth year this fall. I’ve had a couple posts “go viral”, reprinted in the Huffington Post Canada, or strike inspiration for me to write more about. I hope this latest resurgence is the… Continue Reading