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Windsor International Writers Conference

Windsor International Writers Conference

🕔14:15, 23.Mar 2018

By: Lauren O’Brien For one weekend every summer, novelists flock to Windsor for the International Writers Conference.   It spans from July 6-8 and is held at the Holiday Inn Express. Founder Pamela Goldstein started the conference hoping to bring

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An 11-year adventure

An 11-year adventure

🕔14:05, 2.Mar 2018

  By Ryan Jones A local author shared her new book with family, friends and supporters over the weekend. Last Friday, Feb. 23, Veronique Mandal read aloud from her novel, Getting Off: A Criminal Lawyer’s Road To Redemption, at Eatery

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Looking for Alaska by John Green

Looking for Alaska by John Green

🕔14:02, 2.Mar 2018

  5 stars Miles likes last words and great perhapses.   Growing up in Florida, Miles chases a great perhaps by attending Culver Creek boarding school in Alabama.   ‘That’s why I’m going. So I don’t have to wait until

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Sadia by Colleen Nelson

Sadia by Colleen Nelson

🕔12:10, 16.Feb 2018

 (This book was sent to me by Dundurn Press) Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Publishing Company: Dundurn Press Publication date: Feb. 3, 2018 in Canada                            

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Kissing Max Holden by Katy Upperman

Kissing Max Holden by Katy Upperman

🕔10:25, 2.Feb 2018

(This book was sent to me by Raincoast Publishing) Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Publishing Company: Swoon Reads Publication Date: June 20, 2017 Genre: YA Contemporary …you make me feel okay, even when it mostly sucks — you always

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My NaNoWriMo journey

My NaNoWriMo journey

🕔12:51, 26.Jan 2018

By Ryan Jones When Ontario colleges went on strike around the end of October I never thought the stoppage of school would turn into something miraculous. Even though I was not able to attend class, I was able to work

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The History of Bees by Maja Lunde

The History of Bees by Maja Lunde

🕔11:28, 8.Dec 2017

Review By Biblio Virgo   (This book was sent to me by Simon and Schuster Canada in return for an honest review.)   Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars   Publishing Company: Touchstone   Publishing Date: August 2017   Genre:

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Entertainment Roundup

Entertainment Roundup

🕔13:35, 1.Dec 2017

By Kacie Cooper This week, Marvel released the new trailer for Avenger’s: Infinity War. A grim future is painted for our favourite heroes as Thanos finally makes a move. The movie will be released in theatres on May 4 of

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Talk about a series

Talk about a series

🕔12:47, 1.Dec 2017

We all have that one favourite book series – one that we could read over and over again, never growing bored of the captivating storyline, the memorable characters and the dizzying plot twists. This series for me is Lauren Oliver’s

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BookFest takes on new opportunities by bringing in new local authors

BookFest takes on new opportunities by bringing in new local authors

🕔14:02, 20.Oct 2017

By Travis Conant Windsor’s 16th annual BookFest is bringing new opportunities to local authors. BookFest is a way to celebrate the work of Canadian authors’ in all forms of writing, whether it is poetry, non-fiction, horror or romance. “This BookFest

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Impact Star Wars has had on local comic book stores

Impact Star Wars has had on local comic book stores

🕔13:59, 20.Oct 2017

By Jordan Ferris Since the revitalization of the Star Wars movie saga in 2015, local comic book store owners have seen a trend increase in Star Wars related business. With Star Wars comics being released more consistently since Marvel acquired

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Keeping afloat

Keeping afloat

🕔11:51, 13.Oct 2017

By Julianna Bonnett Independent book stores in the Windsor area are holding their own when it comes to competition from big book chains. With only a few independent bookstores in the Windsor area, including Biblioasis, Juniper, Storytellers Book Store, PB Books and more, it is a wonder how local book stores are

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The Lying Game by Ruth Ware

The Lying Game by Ruth Ware

🕔13:16, 6.Oct 2017

4 0ut of 5 stars (sent by Simon and Schuster Canada) ____________   Just when you think you know what’s going to happen and you think you have the story figured out … you don’t. And the deck is shuffled

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The power of the written word

The power of the written word

🕔13:03, 6.Oct 2017

    By Julianna Bonnett Gabrielle Zevin once said, “A place is not really a place without a bookstore.” Many people cannot say their hobby is their vocation but Roger Wurdemann, owner of Juniper Used and Rare books can. No

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The return of the Paperback

The return of the Paperback

🕔12:57, 6.Oct 2017

      Back and better than ever. According to a recent study conducted by Booknet, it appears that a large number of young people are not as interested in digital reading as might have been expected. Booknet stated the reading public is

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How to find balance between reading and school

How to find balance between reading and school

🕔10:46, 29.Sep 2017

With the school year well underway, bookworms will begin to find difficulty in leisure reading while juggling schoolwork. Luckily I, Biblio Virgo, am here to give you some quick tips to an easy fix. These tips will offer you ease

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Top three summer reads

Top three summer reads

🕔12:56, 22.Sep 2017

  It is that time of year again – school. Time to get into the routine of work and little sleep. It is also a time where our busy schedules tend to get in the way of things we love

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Books have voices

Books have voices

🕔13:20, 7.Apr 2017

By Ryan Jones Studies are showing more people use audiobooks for reading. According to goodreads.com, within the past three years audiobooks have become the fastest growing sector in publishing. This information was published in Global Audiobook Trends and Statistics for

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Estelle Laure’s But Then I Came Back

Estelle Laure’s But Then I Came Back

🕔11:36, 7.Apr 2017

  5 out of 5 stars ____________________________________     “We’re a thousand. We’re a million. We’re facets. Starshine.”    If there is one thing I am certain of when participating in a book blog tour, it’s that I’m going in

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Cecilia Vinesse’s Seven Days of You

Cecilia Vinesse’s Seven Days of You

🕔11:18, 31.Mar 2017

    I was lucky enough to receive an advanced reader’s copy of Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse from Hachette Book Group Canada. It was published March 6, making for a fresh new read.   5 out of

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