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Some Thoughts on Sexism in the Publishing Industry

I’ve been working in a library for around two years now and have gotten a chance to see how books are categorized and what kinds of books different people read and take home. And I’ve come to the unsettling conclusion that the publishing industry still remains largely sexist. I’m definitely not going to be the… Continue reading Some Thoughts on Sexism in the Publishing Industry

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A Day at the Pond

I visited a pond a couple of days ago to get some pictures of the baby geese and ducks. While not my best photography, as I’m still getting used to both my new camera and capturing moving animals, I thought I’d still share some of them here. As always, please don’t use these photos without… Continue reading A Day at the Pond

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May Flowers

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” ― Margaret Atwood I love spring (apart from the inevitable allergies). Winter is much too grey and gloomy for my liking; spring is so much prettier with all its colourful blossoms and flowers. I enjoy gardening and watching things grow and… Continue reading May Flowers

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Cherry Blossoms

Last week I finally decided it was time to upgrade my camera. I had been previously shooting with a Canon Rebel XS, which, while a very good camera for a beginner, wasn’t allowing me to grow creatively. Four days ago I received my new Canon 70D with an 18-135 IS STM lens and saying its a HUGE… Continue reading Cherry Blossoms

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth

Hey everyone!! Apologies for my prolonged absence on the blog – between university and being sick most of the winter I haven’t had much of a chance to read or blog. Now that my classes are finished, I’m looking forward to getting back to blogging. I am, however, grateful for the time I had off… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth

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My Two Must-See Movies of 2017

Wonderstruck Brian Selznick is my favourite author, and his first book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, was adapted into Hugo, one of my absolute favourite movies. So it’s no surprise that I’m eagerly awaiting the adaptation of his second novel, Wonderstruck. While I am still super nervous that the movie will mess up the book as happens all too often with adaptations, so far… Continue reading My Two Must-See Movies of 2017

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Review: A Taste For Monsters by Matthew J. Kirby

Fear the living more than the dead. It’s London 1888, and Jack the Ripper is terrorizing the people of the city. Evelyn, a young woman disfigured by her dangerous work in a matchstick factory, who has nowhere to go, does not know what to make of her new position as a maid to the Elephant… Continue reading Review: A Taste For Monsters by Matthew J. Kirby