[Book Events] HarperCollins Canada: Frenzy Presents (Spring 2018) + Book Haul

HarperCollins Canada: Frenzy Presents
(Spring 2018 Edition)

On April 8, 2018, I attended Frenzy Presents, a YA-centered book preview event hosted by HarperCollins Canada (HCC). As HCC recently moved to a new office location, closer to the core of Downtown Toronto and merged with Harlequin side of things, attendees got to see their new digs (which is hella lit and has an amazing “new office furniture” scent — which…yes, of course that’s a thing I would enjoy).

So many thanks to the team at HCC Frenzy for allowing me to participate in an afternoon of wonderful bookish company. And for potentially exploding my TBR shelves. As one does.

For more details and other thoughts from this event, peruse the Twitter hashtag #FrenzyPresents!

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[Top Ten Tuesday] – #162 – Books I Enjoyed But Will Never Re-Read

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish, which is now hosted on That Artsy Reader.


This Week’s Theme:
Books I Enjoyed But Will Never Re-Read

Initial Thoughts:

My actual answer is “everything”.

The only time I have ever re-read is when I was returning to a book that I had to put on pause (for whatever reason) and decided to start over again from the beginning. That was maybe…twice? What’s more interesting is that I’ll always revisit film adaptations and re-watch certain scenes.

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[Alternatives] – Movie Review – Annihilation (2018)

Alternatives is the tagline to discuss entertainment outside of literature. It may encompass television, movies, games, and music.

Movie Review –
Annihilation (2018)

Genre: Drama, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Horror
Duration: 115 Minutes
Directed By: Alex Garland

Starring: Natalie Portman, Oscar Isaac, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Benedict Wong

A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don’t apply.

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