November Book Fair!

Hi everyone!

Today, I’m going to share with you a fun bookish event going on at my school!

Also, quick shout out to my Mom, who’s birthday is today (Nov. 23) as I right this, although you will all probably see this on Tuesday. She is a huge fan of my blog, and I love and appreciate her so much!

On Nov. 24 – Nov. 26, my school is holding a Scholastic book fair! As always, I will be doing a Book Haul at the end of the event!

This is very bitter sweet for me, as it’ll be my last book fair as a student at the school. Although, one of my very best friends Jordyn (who should be reading this, so hiiii) has 2 younger sisters so this shouldn’t be my last book fair at the school!

I’m so excited for the event! I was helping my librarian set it up, and it looks awesome! I love how Schloastic is producing a lot more Young Adult books, plus the ones they publish are always so good!

I will try to get a few pictures of it, and I will hopefully have a “Scholastic Book Fair November 2015 Setup” post for you tomorrow.

Lastly, don’t forget to vote for Reading, Reading, Reading for Best Book Blog of 2015: Young Adult! Voting ends on December 31, so vote NOW: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1uKrnRIt0X7x489A3N60BC4InisHZRR8TVVFQBiCF12E/viewform?pli=1&edit_r

See you then… Happy reading.

Good Night Book Owls!

Author Event: The Secrets!

Hi everyone!

Today, I’m coming at you with a super exciting post! A few weeks ago, I found out that my school was selected by an author from The Secrets to come to my school and share her brand new book, as well as more info about the series!

Basically, The Secrets includes 7 books about 7 different girls. The girls are all connected to one another, as they all came from the same Orphanage in 1964. After the orphanage had a horrible fire, the girls were given something related to there personal past, which was some sort of clue. The clue would lead them to learn more about there backgrounds and birth family, something that was very illegal to do in 1964. As the girls discover more about themselves they find out about who they truly are.

Doesn’t that sound amazing?!

The event was a whole day thing. For an hour during the school day, we got to meet and discuss with Vicki Grant (the author), which was a lot of fun. During the night, we got to head over to a different school to meet all of the authors in the series! These authors are… KELLEY ARMSTRONG, VICKI GRANT, MARTHE JOCELYN, KATHY KACER, NORAH MCCLINTOCK, TERESA TOTEN and ERIC WALTERS.

Let’s start off with a recap of the event at my school with Vicki Grant!

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Vicki Grant was an amazing speaker to have at our school! She discussed a lot about her book, Small Bones, as well as her beloved character Dot. Dot is short for Dorothy, and she was nick named Dot because she is/was very tiny! She discussed the cover of her book, which she surprisingly loves! Most authors hate the finished cover of their books, but she was very thankful that she loved her cover!

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After explaining to us a little bit about her book, she read a very funny sample chapter of the book. Everyone was very intrigued by it, and it definitely made me want to pick up a copy!

We then had a “Question and Answer” time period, where we could ask any questions relating to the book or writing. Here were a few of the wonderful questions!

Q: “Have you ever had writers block?”
A: She did. She explained that she worked alone and was very nervous about writing this book. After all, there are wonderful authors that she was working with, and not only did she have to live up to their skills, she also did not want to disappoint!

Q: “How long does it take to write a book?”
A: Her first novel was Puppet Wrangler, and she started off with this novel because she used to work in Children’s Television, so writing a book for children about puppets was something she was familiar with. It took her 5 months to write the book, and once edited she sent it to 5 different publishers. The first response she heard from was a YES, but the 2 was a no. She didn’t even hear from the other 3 publishers! After setting up a deal with a publisher, it took about 1 year to come out.

Q: “In the book, does it talk about fire?”
A: Yes and no. In each of the books it talked about the fire. When she visited a school, a teacher mentioned to her that they would all start from the same scene. Vicki thought about this, and decided to have Dot remember little about the fire, and have flash backs of memories from it scattered throughout the novel.

Q: “Is the book from Dots perspective?”
A: Yes. All of the books are from first or third perspective.

Q: “Who was the first to finish book?”
A: Eric Walters.

Q: “Is there a specific order to follow when reading the book series?”
A: There is no specific order, and you don’t have to read all of the books. Each author added there own touch to the story to make it different from each others.

Q: “When you met up, did you read from eachothers books?”
A: They shared outlines and drafts together to make sure that no book was similar. She didn’t read much from hers, but knew what was going on in everyone elses. They had a very good author at Orca (their publishing house), so they didn’t have to worry much on eachothers books.

Q: “Have you read all of the books?”
A: Yes, but only the final drafts.

Q: “Have you ever deleted a book?”
A: No, but she has a book that she doesn’t really like, and has yet to do something with.

Q: “Are all of the books the same genre?”
A: They are all mysteries, but have there own touches to them.

Q: “Does Dot ever find her parents?”
A: You’ll have to read the book to find out!

After a long and fun time with Vicki, we headed back to our classrooms to finish off the day.

At 7:00pm, they held an event with all of the authors who wrote a book for the series! And of course, I had to go!

I went with a few of my best friends, as most of the people I’m friends with LOVE to read!

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Each author discussed a little bit about their book, which was super fun to hear about!

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They then held a fun “game” where you had to guess the secret about several of the authors!

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At the end of the presentation, you had a chance to buy the books, and get the authors to sign them for you! Who would I be if I didn’t support the authors and there amazing books! Plus, a book signing oppurtunity!

I ended up picking up Vicki Grant’s book “Small Bones”, as well as Kathy Kacer’s book “Stones on a Grave”!

They signed them, too!

Overall, the event was a complete success, and I had so much fun attending it! Thank you to the amazing authors for coming to the event, as well as the 12 School’s participating for putting on an amazing event!

I hope you enjoyed my recap of this fabulous event!

Good Night Book Owls!

HCC FRENZY PRESENTS EXPERIENCE/RECAP 2015!

Hi everyone!

Today, I’m coming at you with a very requested post, which is my HCC Frenzy 2015 experience/recap!


The day started off with my mother and I heading to the subway station, en route to the Frenzy Presents event!

Once there, we sat in the little lobby area and filled out a very cute name tag!

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After meeting all of the other bloggers, we took out spots around the meeting table and screen, to watch the presentation featuring the HCC Girls’ favourite books coming up in Fall/Winter of 2015!

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Instead of talking about each and every book, I took pictures of all of the slides, which you can enter the title of and find out the summary on goodreads! If you have questions about a title or author, please comment down below and I will answer your comment shortly!

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Those were all of the books they talked about! They all looked AMAZING and I plan on requesting several of the ARC versions for review!

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As always, HCC was kind enough to give us a ton of books in our swag bags! The girls were nice enough to allow my mom to take one as well, as I took her with me! Sadly, I had a whole portion talking about the books I got, but I stupidly deleted it! RRRRRRR. Here is a list of the books I received:

  1. City Love
  2. Paperweight
  3. The Unquiet
  4. Ice and Fire
  5. A Step Toward Falling
  6. The Rest of Us Just Live Here

They also included a TON of cute swag, which I may or may not be giving away for hitting 100 followers… Stay tuned!

After the presentation, they allowed us to explore the meeting room and take pictures, so that’s what I did!

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I took a picture with a giant cardboard cut out of The Rest of us Just Live Here, as that was probably the book I was most excited about!

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They supplied us with a ton of yummy treats to eat, which was so nice of them!

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They also had some interesting books on display, both YA, NA and Adult!

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By the way, the view from their office is absolutely spectacular!

After the event was over, my Mother and I said our goodbyes, and I bought myself a Cotton Candy Frappuccino (typical.)!

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Overall, the event was so much fun and I’m so happy I got to meet a lot of other awesome book lovers! Afterall, as Suman said “Book friends are the best friends.”


Thank you again to Harper Collins Canada and HCC Frenzy for inviting me to this amazing event! I’ll for sure be back again next year!

I hope that you guys enjoyed my Frenzy Presents 2015 Experience!

Good Night Book Owls!