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Setting the stage for a great 2016

So we’re almost 2 weeks into January, and usually by now whatever resolution I made so carefully over champagne and fireworks is starting to become a distant memory. But not this … Continue reading

January 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride was a disappointing mess

With season three wrapped up in 2014, the stellar BBC series Sherlock took pity on its fans Jan 1 with a shiny new Christmas special, “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride”. I … Continue reading

January 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Goodbye, 2015. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

I don’t know about the rest of you, but 2015 has been an all-around disappointment. The best part of my year was probably my trip to Italy back in June, … Continue reading

December 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Joy (2015)

Originally posted on Dan the Man's Movie Reviews:
So, did Jennifer Lawrence invent feminism, too? Ever since she was a young girl, Joy Mangano (Jennifer Lawrence) knew that she was…

December 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Things to consider before dungeoning and dragoning

I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking Dungeons & Dragons is what socially awkward virgins with bad skin get together to play in dank parental basements. I know it’s what … Continue reading

December 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Farewell to a faithful friend

My dearest Mac, It’s been a week now since I’ve heard the click of your nails on the kitchen floor, or felt your wet nose at my elbow as I’ve … Continue reading

December 9, 2015 · 2 Comments

Airport adventures

It’s T-minus 60 minutes to my flight departure for Rome! I’ve got a layover in Minneapolis for a few hours, and another in Amsterdam tomorrow morning for only an hour, … Continue reading

May 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Diretto a Italia!

Having finally booked my plane tickets, I’m thrilled to officially brag that I’m going to Italy at the end of the month! Sono entusiasta (I’m so excited!!)! A friend of … Continue reading

May 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

They say it’s better the second time. They say you get to do the weird stuff.

I had a blast last week when I went out of town to attend the 10th anniversary Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo with a few of my friends, my second-ever … Continue reading

April 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Red Rising is bloodydamn fantastic

It’s as simple as that. I was so engrossed in Red Rising that I didn’t even hear phones ringing or people talking at me. Time ceased to have meaning. I didn’t just … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Resolution Roundup – 2014 Edition

Around this time of year, I like to observe my own time-honoured tradition of reviewing my resolutions; to take stock of my struggles and triumphs over the previous 12 months … Continue reading

December 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Wrathful Wednesday: ‘The Dark Heroine’ review and a meltdown over society

I needed a break from my hard-hitting summer reading list this weekend, so I dug out my copy of Abigail Gibbs’ The Dark Heroine: Dinner with a Vampire (2012) for a little … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sharp Objects sliced through my comfort zone

I might have mentioned this before, but I absolutely loved Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl (2012). It’s one of those books that gets under your skin and never really leaves you, … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · 4 Comments

Show and tell – Summer reading edition

The month of July, kick-started by Canada Day festivities, rounded out with my birthday, and jam-packed in between with beautiful sunny days, routinely inspires in me a nostalgia for my … Continue reading

July 2, 2014 · 4 Comments
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