Booking Through Thursday — Periodically (July 5)

Booking Through Thursday asked:

So other than books … what periodicals do you read? Magazines? Newspapers? Newsletters? Journals?

Do you subscribe? Or do you buy them on the newsstand when they look interesting?

My answer:
In the past I’ve tried numerous forms of periodicals. I like to pick up the occasional Maclean’s Magazine. It’s released weekly and covers current affairs in Canada. I’ve thought about getting a subscription in the past and I’m sure sometime in the future I’ll get one. I’ve also been a previous subscriber of the Toronto Star, Globe and Mail and National Post. All newspapers that serve the Greater Toronto Area and across Canada. Since I work in a bookstore I’m kept up to date by the marketing departments of certain publishers as to what’s to come in the book world. I’m also subscribed to a few authors blogs on Twitter and it helps me keep up to date with new novels from my favourite authors. Since I’ve joined WordPress I’ve began to follow many of my readers blogs. As for any other magazines I see I usually just purchase them if the front page seems appealing or read them on my break while at work. (Definite luxury for sure!)

What about you?! What do you prefer? Leave comments below! Don’t forget to subscribe.

Happy Reading! 🙂


W..W..W Wednesday! (July 4)

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

My answers:

What are you currently reading?
I’m currently reading Starters by Lissa Price for the YA book club I host at work. I’m only a chapter in and I’m totally loving it already!

What did you recently finish reading?
Chose this last week as my most recent completed novel.. I’ve had a hard time finding a novel to read. I finished this one back in April and tried to read several other novels since but haven’t been into any of them.

What do you think you’ll read next?
I got an ARC of this novel a month back or so. It doesn’t come out officially until the end of September. The author is a local author and I want to read it in advance andsee if I can get the author to come in for YA book club in October.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own WWW Wednesdays post. See you next week! 🙂

Teaser Tuesdays (July 3)




Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


My Teaser:

” I was dying to know where my body had been..”

— p.40, “Starters” by Lissa Price






Leave a link to your own Teasers in my comments section!

W..W..W.. Wednesday! (June 27)

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

My Answers:

What are you currently reading? Ultraviolet by R.J Anderson for YA Book Club at Chapters Brampton! Live in the area? Come join me on Saturday @ 3pm! R.J Anderson will be joining the book club for our 1 hour meeting!

What did you recently finish reading? I would say most recently finished Insurgent by Veronica Roth

What do you think you’ll read next? I haven’t decided yet! Maybe a John Wyndham novel from my Kobo!

Friday Finds (June 22)

Another new feature I’ll be posting weekly is from Should Be Reading’s blog. How does it work? Well.. FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased). I’m always adding new books to my Goodread’s account and have created numerous shelves for them.

My Finds:






You can click on any one of the covers and you’ll be directed to the GoodReads info page for the novel.

What are some of your finds this week?

Booking Through Thursday – Quotable (June 21)

I was checking out Two Weeks From From Everywhere’s blog the other day and figured I would take part in this fun weekly feature. This week’s question they’ve asked is:

Do you have a favourite quote from  a book?

I absolutely love this book from beginning to end. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro is a must read for those who love dystopian, sci-fi novels. The quote from this book really got me through a tough time and spoke loudly to me. It’s that whole idea that everything happens for a reason and sometimes you can’t control what is meant to be.

“I keep thinking about this river somewhere, with the water moving really fast. And these two people in the water, trying to hold onto each other, holding as hard as they can, but in the end it’s just too much. The currents too strong. They’ve got to let go, drift apart”

Nicole by OPI Nail Apps Not So Hot!

I took a little time off to review and prepare for some awesome Summer features I’ll be posting soon! Today I figure I’ll go back to my roots and post about nail art. Back in May I wrote about my experience with the Salon Effects by Sally Hansen. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out I’ll provide a link in this post but basically in the grand scheme of things they weren’t my favourite thing. A few months back I decided to purchase some clearance Nicole by OPI Nail Apps. This is the direct competition for Salon Effects by Sally Hansen, so I wanted to see how they compared to each other. All the packaging for these sticker applicators all say how easy they are to apply yourself. I have still to find a product that I can completely apply myself without any assistance. I found this one to be extra tedious since there were instructions to warm the strips before hand. Shaping and cutting the nail strips to fit my nails was a super task to attempt as it left me screaming and cursing at my hands. Each package comes with a 5 step checklist for you to follow to ensure there is success when applying these.
Although, these semi-helpful instructions were provided I still ended up with excess around the edges of my nails, bubbling and creasing. The nail file provided is too abrasive for my liking and left my nails rough along the edges and wasn’t successful in trimming the excess as it should have done. A duo-nail file with a rough and soft side wouldn’ve been preferred for this type of product.

Finally! The finished product! In addition to the strips provided in the packaging I used:

* Scissors
* Soft nail board
* A lovely assistant
* Of course, a Top Coat.

Why a Top Coat? I find that any look liquid or not can always benefit from a Top Coat being applied. When the Top Coat is applied I figure it provides an additional sealant between the nail and strip. Hopefully, it does help in the life span of the strips while being exposed to everyday life.

So now what? Whaddaya think? Well, to be honest.. I only put them on a day and a half ago and already hate them. I don’t hate the design, that’s kinda cool. I know I’m highly intense when using my hands while at work but these just aren’t cutting it. They’ve bubbled, creased and started to lift away at the edges of my nails. The Salon Effects by Sally Hansen did not do that until the 8 or 9 day mark. I’m hoping that maybe the insane heat wave going on in Ontario is the possible perpetrator for this short lived nail design. The only reason why I won’t actually remove them is because it’s too hot for me to paint them with polish right now. I’m glad I didn’t actually pay the intended $14 for these! But rather paid $3. Maybe the markdown in price should’ve cautioned me not to buy them. Whatever the reason may be it will only get a 1/5 on my vote this time around.

Rate for this product: 1/5!

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