• review
  • A Year of Missed Reviews

    A lot has happened in 2017, I took a short break from blogging which turned into a long break so I could focus on my job and non-profit activities. I don’t regret my choice really but every now and again I’ll be riding the subway or walking down the street and I would think of […]

  • Lattes with Ladies
  • Lattes with Ladies: Jasmine Gui

    Jasmine Gui

    I finally got the chance to transcribe this exciting interview with Jasmine Gui, translator, editor, and co-founder of the Project 40 Collective. She is a really, really cool lady whose passion for diversity and accessibility in literature have helped to create LooseLeaf Magazine and Col.lab Incubator. I became familiar with her stuff through Instagram and when I realized […]

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  • No-No Boy by John Okada

    No-No Boy by John Okada

    I picked up John Okada’s No-No Boy in the Alcatraz Island gift shop when I was visiting San Francisco. It was part of a display about the time period that Alcatraz prison existed in, and when I found out that Okada’s novel is considered the first Asian-American novel I knew it was going to be my choice […]

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  • The Pain Tree by Olive Senior

    The Pain Tree by Olive Senior

    I picked up The Pain Tree at the Word on the Street festival in Toronto this past fall. It was recommended to me at the Cormorant Books tent, and always happy to pick up more Canlit and Caribbean lit, I couldn’t say no! Olive Senior is a prolific writer, having published many volumes of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and […]

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  • Lattes with Ladies: Jessie Ho!

    Jessie Ho

    It’s my first international Lattes with Ladies featuring the intrepid Jessie Ho! Jessie is a writer, aspiring creative, fashion fiend, media addict, would-be social entrepreneur, and my old roommate from university. In between catching up over Skype, we talked about our reading lives in a post-grad world and the challenges of finding books in Hong […]

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  • An Ode to Festivals

    Canlit festival swag

    The Word on the Street book and magazine festival hits the Harbourfront this Sunday, September 25, 2016. After four years of attending, I decided to spice things up this year and volunteer for the first time! If you’ve never attended Word on the Street you should definitely check it out this weekend. Literary festivals are […]

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  • Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

    Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

    Roxane Gay’s essay collection, Bad Feminist, is essential reading. The professor cum Twitter personality works through the question: “How do we reconcile the imperfections of feminism with all the good it can do?” Beginning with herself, Gay presents the body of a black woman as a platform for analysis, examining the politics of that state […]