Book: Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

T.U. Dawood Looking for something fun and different to read this winter?  Want to immerse yourself in a classic novel, but something modern and trendy at the same time?  Check out Quirk Books’ latest winner, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. Following the runaway success of  Pride & Prejudice & the Zombies: The Classic Regency […]

Cynthia's Thoughts: New Pooh Character, Lottie the Otter

A new Winnie the Pooh book hit bookstores earlier this week for the first time since 1928.  This new book, written by David Benedictus and illustrated by Mark Burgess, features a new character, Lottie the Otter.  She’s the second female character (after Kanga) in the franchise. 

Prospere Magazine at Word on the Street – September 27, 2009!

Prospere Magazine will be participating at Word on the Street, Toronto on September 27, 2009.  The event will be held at Queen’s Park from 11 am to 6 pm and will feature a myriad of different publishers, magazines and just about anything literacy-related. Word on the Street will also be held in Kitchener, Halifax and […]

Cynthia's Thoughts on the To Kill a Mockingbird Ban

After hearing about To Kill a Mockingbird being banned at a Toronto-area high school’s reading list because a parent didn’t like the use of the “n” word in the book, I realized how lucky I was.  Throughout middle school and high school, we read many books which dealt with sensitive topics or were at least “borderline” […]

Pride & Prejudice & The Zombies

T.U. Dawood Looking for some light mid-summer reading?  If so, pick up a copy of the charming Pride & Prejudice & the Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith.  Think Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets the Augustan era. Now, plenty of people have remade, updated or spoofed Austen both in novels as well as films. […]

Making it in High Heels Launch

Cynthia Cheng Making it in High Heels, an uplifting and inspiration collection of writing by women held its launch party at C Lounge in Toronto on August 25.  The book, which is published by Burman Books, was written by 39 women from all over North America and its stories are comparable to the Chicken Soup […]

Luminato Book Event: Elyse Friedman and Pasha Malla

Cynthia Cheng Caroline Adderson, a Canadian writer, believes that short stories are harder to write than novels. Each word in a short story, she believes, has more meaning as you have fewer words to complete the story. Caroline was the moderator at the Luminato’s Festival of the Short Story event held at the Toronto Reference […]

Society Book Event: My Heart is in Africa

The Society Toronto once again put together an amazing book event.  The April 21, held at The Spoke Club, was very well attended.  This time, we move from Hollywood glamour to the poverty of Africa in Scott Griffin’s My Heart is in Africa.  In the 1990s, Mr. Griffin flew his single engine Cessna 180 from […]

StarSitter: A Look into the Life of a Star Wrangler

Cynthia Cheng On March 25, I had the opportunity to attend a book event hosted by The Society, an organization that hosts exciting events such as trips, author nights, movie screenings and a whole host of fun events.   The event on Tuesday was held at Le Germain, a boutique hotel in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District. The […]