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Kobo Forma – sometimes you have to be flexible to win

"We put Kobo Forma through some very unofficial tests. And we got creative." As a technology company created by booklovers, for booklovers, we are always looking for ways to make the reading experience better. What could be better than a paper book you say? Isn’t the technology of...

My Reading Life

The life and travels of an avid book collector

We followed a book collector this year to Hay, the famous town in Wales, which grows three times its size during the annual Hay-On-Wye Festival.

The Bookish Life

Five fascinating unreliable narrators

Every narrator is, to some degree, unreliable. Each and every story, from dirty gossip to holy gospel, has been filtered by the perspective of the storyteller, sometimes twisted beyond recognition.Narrative is always relative, by nature, and authors can exploit this ambiguity to their advantage. An unreliable narrator forces...

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6ix places to read in Toronto

It is an essential truth that anyone in possession of a great book must also be in search of a great place to read. While the sofa may be the siren call for many, for others it is a larger question of location, location, location. What lovely café...

The Bookish Life

Five favourite books from the 90s

What did your reading life look like in the era right before the internet exploded? Remember the agony of dial-up? Life before memes, throwbacks, and social media? Were you busy reading Goosebumps underneath the covers by flashlight? Was it the decade you first discovered Harry Potter (disclaimer...

My Reading Life

Gillian Murphy: podcaster, minimalist, bookworm

Photo Credit: Ted Belton After the sudden passing of a friend, Gillian Murphy decided to switch gears and live life without regret. Remembering a trip to the Philippines where she had fallen in love with a farm, Gillian packed up her life in the city, ventured up...

The Bookish Life

7 books to read if you love This Is Us

If you love the TV show This Is Us for the melodramatic episode endings, heartbreaking family secrets and complicated relationships, these reads are for you. They confront themes like adoption, body image, family ties and racial identity, and will have your heart throbbing. Check them out. Photo Credit...

The Bookish Life

8 audiobooks that will make you smarter

We believe books have magic superpowers – they can open new worlds and usher in fresh new ideas within a matter of moments and sentences. And, we like to say that audiobooks are pretty magical, too, in that they allow you to do two things at once...

My Reading Life

Book review of Lisa Gabriele’s The Winters

Editor’s Note: Mrs. Danvers is a character from Daphne du Maurier’s beloved novel, Rebecca, the story that inspired The Winters. However, she did not make it into the modern retelling, and, needless to say, she is not pleased. All opinions expressed in this book review are hers and...

The Bookish Life

The best romance novels for fall 2018

There’s a chill in the air, leaves are falling, and we’re layering up with scarves and sweater dresses. But who says that pumpkin lattes get to have all the spice? We’re here to heat up your autumn with this perfect list of romance picks: Reveling in Sin...

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