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  • Review: Ophelia After All

    Review: Ophelia After All

    A teen girl navigates friendship drama, the end of high school, and discovering her queerness in Ophelia After All, a hilarious and heartfelt contemporary YA debut by author Racquel Marie.Ophelia Rojas knows what she likes: her best friends, Cuban food, rose-gardening, and boys – way too many boys. Her friends and parents make fun of her endless … Continue reading Review: Ophelia After All


  • Getting Back into the Swing of Things

    Getting Back into the Swing of Things

    Hi pals! I have had a busy couple of months and there have been a lot of changes going on in my life and that has meant that I’ve had to put a couple projects on the back burner for a bit. But I’m all moved into a new place, enrolled to start back up … Continue reading Getting Back into the Swing of Things


  • Review: Hana Khan Carries On

    Review: Hana Khan Carries On

    From the author of Ayesha at Last comes a sparkling new rom-com for fans of “You’ve Got Mail,” set in two competing halal restaurants Sales are slow at Three Sisters Biryani Poutine, the only halal restaurant in the close-knit Golden Crescent neighbourhood. Hana waitresses there part time, but what she really wants is to tell stories … Continue reading Review: Hana Khan Carries On


  • April YA Releases That I’m Excited About!

    April YA Releases That I’m Excited About!

    Hi pals! Recently I have started a monthly newsletter sharing some info on upcoming YA releases for my work, and it’s such a fun way for me to keep track of everything that is coming out! While working on the April edition, I thought I’d share with you all the books that I’m most excited … Continue reading April YA Releases That I’m Excited About!


  • Review: Down Comes the Night by Allison Saft

    Review: Down Comes the Night by Allison Saft

    He saw the darkness in her magic. She saw the magic in his darkness. Wren Southerland’s reckless use of magic has cost her everything: she’s been dismissed from the Queen’s Guard and separated from her best friend—the girl she loves. So when a letter arrives from a reclusive lord, asking Wren to come to his … Continue reading Review: Down Comes the Night by Allison Saft


  • My 2021 Reading Goals

    My 2021 Reading Goals

    Hi pals! I hope that you’re having a lovely day! One big thing that I have been working on is reading with intention: paying more attention to what I’m reading, how I’m reading, and what I’m then recommending to customers in store. In order to do this I’ve set the following goals to help guide … Continue reading My 2021 Reading Goals


  • Hey, Hi, Hello!

    Hey, Hi, Hello!

    Welcome pals, Greetings from the night shift, my name is Taylor and I have loved pretty much everything to do with books for as long as I can remember. My life is peppered with memories punctuated with the book I was reading at the time. I still remember the first book that I stayed up … Continue reading Hey, Hi, Hello!