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3 Lessons From The Art of Entrepreneurship

On Tuesday I attended The Art of Entrepreneurship, a day-long event with info and resources for business owners and entrepreneurs. However, even though the speakers were famous, much of the advice about running a successful business was old-hat. You know the stuff. Build…

Book Review: Stroll by Shawn Micallef

Title: Stroll: Psychogeographic Walking Tours of Toronto Author: Shawn Micallef (illustrations by Marlena Zuber) Publisher: Coach House Books/Eye Weekly Format: Print Rating: 3 out of 5 Sometimes walking around your neighbourhood is one of the nicest things there is. Depending…

The EAC 2014 Conference: Live Tweets, Landmarks, and Lost Voices

I’ve been a member of the Editors’ Association of Canada since 2009, but haven’t attended every conference since then. I’ve only attended the ones requiring minimal travel, like the 2010 one in Montreal or the 2012 one in Ottawa. Luckily…

Ad Astra, Hell Yeah!

Tomorrow is the start of Ad Astra, and I can’t wait. I originally thought about attending last year when the lovely Beverly Bambury encouraged me to do so, but I didn’t go since I felt it was going to be…

Thoughts After the 2012 World Fantasy Convention

The 2012 World Fantasy Convention is over, and I feel deflated. I met so many people, and bought (And got for free!) so many books when I was there that I now feel like Cinderella after the ball – kind…

Book Review: The Guilty Plea by Robert Rotenberg

Title: The Guilty Plea Author: Robert Rotenberg Publisher: Simon & Schuster Rating: 3 out of 5 Format: Print One of the genres that I’ve often had trouble “getting” is that of the crime/procedural (which was why I had problems with…

Why the Toronto Public Library matters to me

I try not to foray too deeply into the world of politics on this blog, but when I heard about a month and a half ago that Toronto’s libraries could undergo reduced funding due to Mayor Rob Ford’s agenda to…