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Unboxing: Prudence and the Crow

Posted January 24, 2016 by Brin in Discussion Posts, Unboxing / 2 Comments
Unboxing: Prudence and the Crow

I am a huge fan of subscription boxes. I love getting a mystery box in the mail. Book subscriptions are my favourite (for obvious reasons). When browsing my Instagram feed one day, I came across Prudence and the Crow, a vintage book subscription box, and I knew right away I had to try it out. Here is their mission statement (direct quote from their website): “We wanted a subscription service […]

Top Ten “Gateway” Books/Authors

Posted April 1, 2014 by Brin in Memes, Top Ten Tuesday / 14 Comments
Top Ten “Gateway” Books/Authors

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s theme is: Top Ten “Gateway” Books/Authors In My Reading Journey Top Ten “Gateway” Books/Authors In My Reading Journey (so your list could be a mix of a books that got you into reading, an author that got you into reading a genre you never thought you’d read, a book that brought you BACK into […]

Favourite Childhood Reads

Posted January 23, 2014 by Brin in Discussion Posts / 2 Comments
Favourite Childhood Reads

The Books that had the Biggest Influence on Me as a Child I read a lot as a child – books were a huge part of my early life and I can credit both of my parents for getting me into reading at a very young age. Reading is still one of my biggest passions – due in large part to the many wonderful books I read in my youth. […]

80s and 90s YA Fiction

Posted January 9, 2014 by Brin in Discussion Posts / 9 Comments
80s and 90s YA Fiction

The Young Adult book market has changed a lot over the years. I read a great deal of YA fiction throughout the 1990s (the vast majority of which was actually published in the 1980s). The genre was quite different back then. There was not the vast array of choice that there is for younger readers nowadays. There really has been something of a boom in YA literature in the last […]