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Farewell

Hey everyone, As you may have noticed, I haven’t been active on here for the past 6 months or so and, unfortunately, I’ve decided to cease posting to this blog. I started Bookmarkedpages in high school and was one of the best decisions I made. It was one of those small decisions that made a big… Continue reading Farewell

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Movie Review: Beauty and the Beast

REVIEW While I certainly watched the original animated movie as a child, I have no exceptionally fond memories of it, nor did I watch it enough times to remember it very well. I was, however, well-versed in the Beauty and the Beast storyline – it’s always been my favourite out of the princess fairy tales.… Continue reading Movie Review: Beauty and the Beast

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Fairytale Garden: A Photo Essay From Guildwood Park

Guildwood Park is like something out of a dream or fairytale or both. It used to be the home of a couple who collected remnants of early 20th-century buildings for their garden. Today it’s used as a wedding and festival venue, and the grounds – with hiking trails and all the weirdly wonderful structures – are open… Continue reading Fairytale Garden: A Photo Essay From Guildwood Park

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Review: The Gallery by Larua Marx Fitzgerald

REVIEW The Gallery is a mature, smart, and engaging read, straddling the line between middle grade and young adult. It’s half mystery, half historical fiction and combines historical events, literary references, art history, mythology, religion, sexism, prejudice, insanity, family issues, and politics. All these disparate topics are well balanced and the novel never strays too far… Continue reading Review: The Gallery by Larua Marx Fitzgerald

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A Favourite Photo, Time and Place

I was excited to be asked to join Light’s #VantagePoint project. Light is a start-up camera technology company that has recently designed a 52-megapixel compact camera that looks awesome. For the project, I was asked to share a great photo taken in my favourite location and explain how my equipment played a role in getting the shot.… Continue reading A Favourite Photo, Time and Place

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Transient

This week’s theme for The Daily Post’s photo challenge is ‘focus‘. “You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” -Mark Twain I was very happy with the bokeh I was able to capture in this photo by shooting into the light, and with the help of Photoshop to tweak a few […]

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Waiting: A Photo Essay

We had the front door open so Rider could watch the cars and people going by as he waited for my mom to come home. His impatience and weariness (and love of posing for the camera) made him an excellent subject for some photos. Rider has white fur so converting the images to black and white… Continue reading Waiting: A Photo Essay