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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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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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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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Kenneth Oppel at Word on the Street

Word on the Street is heaven for book lovers. It a chance to meet authors, buy books, become exposed to different publishing houses, collect swag and visit booths on everything from Buddhism to book binding. I’ve enjoyed Kenneth Oppel’s books in the past, my favourite being The Boundless, so I jumped at the chance to… Continue reading Kenneth Oppel at Word on the Street

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Bookmarked Thoughts: Rio 2016

Throughout the year, you’ll rarely find me watching sports. I may watch a bit here or there if something interesting is on, but I don’t follow any leagues or teams or athletes. But when it comes to the Olympics, I suddenly become a sports junkie. I spend the whole time watching as many events as I can,… Continue reading Bookmarked Thoughts: Rio 2016

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Best of 2015: The Movies

  Out of the animated movies I watched in 2015, two really stood out: Best Story: Whisper of the Heart is a love story, a contemplation on art, and a coming of age story that is perfectly executed. Best Artwork: The fairy tale-esque The Tale of the Princess Kaguya‘s artwork is breathtakingly beautiful. Out of the live-action movies I watched,… Continue reading Best of 2015: The Movies

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Best of 2015: The Books

Best Concept: goes to The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick for being mind blowingly brilliant. Best Picture Book: The Tea Party in the Woods by Akiko Miyakoshi was my favourite picture book of the year and is both whimsical and gorgeously illustrated. Best Graphic Novel:  Bluffton by Matt Phelan who is a master of the form. Bluffton showcases his stunning watercolours and… Continue reading Best of 2015: The Books