That's probably one of the vaguest book reviews ever, but trust me when I say that Wallflower is worth reading. Chbosky gives Charlie a distinctive voice; his spare prose heightens both the humour and sadness inherent in Charlie's experiences. I found myself chuckling at certain passages...

Givenchy is giving one lucky Solo Lisa reader even more reasons to indulge with an eclectic assortment of beauty and fragrance products, all bearing their sophisticated prismatic and silver-and-black packaging: Vernis Please nail polishes in 'Island Lagoon', an iridescent blue, and...

If you've never read it before, you'll want to pick it up before watching the Netflix series Anne (which is beautifully done, by the way). 2. Fifth Business by Robertson Davies. Growing up in rural Ontario pre-WWI, young Dunstable Ramsay gets into a snowball fight with local spoiled rich...

Do you turn to self-help experts and your girlfriends to decipher your significant other's every move instead of, well, just asking him what he's thinking or feeling? If so, prepare to throw everything you think you know about love out the window and pick up a copy of The Case for Falling in...

What have you been reading this summer?

I'm so happy to report that since my last book round-up in January, I've continued to read voraciously in the past couple of months. "Love, love, love" seems to be the underlying theme of my latest round-up as my tastes tended towards lighthearted YA and uplifting romances. Here's a look at...

I have a million things on my to-do list and plans with dozens of people, but somehow I still manage to read. Let's just say my Kobo account on my iPad has seen plenty of action in the last few weeks. Without the magic of the pants to hold them together, and with the demands of their...

Now that summer is upon us and TV shows have started rerunning, I thought it might be nice to revive the book reviews feature on this blog in case you're looking for your next great beach read. First up: When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle. Excuse for a moment the horridly cheesy cover and...

first full-time job, reading for pleasure often fell by the wayside. That's something I'd like to change going forward as the winter break (and my subsequent bouts of sickness) made me rediscover the joy of picking up a real book. Here are a few I've enjoyed recently. What are you...

Nicholas Young's grandmother, the matriarch Shang Su Yi, is on her deathbed and the entire Shang-Young clan has turned out for the occasion, each hoping to inherit their share of her massive fortune and the biggest prize of them all, the Tyersall Park estate. Meanwhile, scandal plagues Nick's...

 

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