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Fanmix Friday

Fanmix Friday: We Were Liars

In Fanmix Friday, literature and music are combined. Some scenes in books make me think of certain songs. I collect these ideas and incorporate them in a fanmix for a particular piece of literature. In this case, for We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. Read more

Bookish Gift Guide

Bookish Gift Guide 2016

It’s almost that time of the year again and the hunt for christmas gifts has started! Are you looking for a gift for a bibliophile? Look no further and check out the bookish gift guide below. Gifts have been categorized according to possible budgets. Hovering or clicking on the image will give you the price and a link where you can buy the item. Happy shopping!

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Book Vs. Movie

Book Vs. Movie: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

book-vs-movie-fantastic-beastsTitle: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
Author: J.K. Rowling
Directed by: David Yates
Genre(s): Fantasy

❝ The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.❞

At long last I got to revisit the Wizarding World which I have come to love so much as a child and teen, and it was wonderful and everything I had hoped for. This Book Vs. Movie review is slightly different in the sense that there isn’t really a book plot to compare to the movie to, but I wanted to do a review anyway.  Read more


Review: A Daughter’s Deadly Deception


Title: A Daughter’s Deadly Deception: The Jennifer Pan Story
Author: Jeremy Grimaldi
Publisher: Dundurn
Release Date: November 12th 2016
Pages: 336
Genre(s): Nonfiction, Crime
Source: Netgalley
Purchase: The Book Depository

❝ From the outside looking in, Jennifer Pan seemed like a model daughter living a perfect life. The ideal child, the one her immigrant parents saw, was studying to become a pharmacist at the University of Toronto. But there was a dark, deceptive side to the angelic young woman.

In reality, Jennifer spent her days in the arms of her high school sweetheart, Daniel. In an attempt to lead the life she dreamed of, she would do almost anything: lie about her whereabouts, forge school documents, and invent fake jobs and a fictitious apartment. For many years she led this double life. But when her father discovered her web of lies, his ultimatum was severe. And so, too, was her revenge: a plan that culminated in cold-blooded murder. And it almost worked, except for one bad shot..

Netgalley provided me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review. A Daughter’s Deadly Deception is a great read if you want to gain more insight into the Jennifer Pan case, which is both horrifying and intriguing.  Read more

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