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Book Review: American Panda by Gloria Chao

At seventeen, Mei should be in high school, but skipping fourth grade was part of her parents’ master plan. Now a freshman at MIT, she is on track to fulfill the rest of this predetermined future: become a doctor, marry a preapproved Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer, produce a litter of babies. With everything her parents have… Continue reading Book Review: American Panda by Gloria Chao

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The Pros and Cons of Self-Employment

Life Chats (formerly Small Business Sunday) is a weekly thing that happens here where I talk about random things that come up in my life as a music therapist, small business owner, book blogger, coffee addict, and perpetually confused 20-something. I’m having a rough day, work-wise. (I’m writing this on Wednesday the 7th – I… Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Self-Employment

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Saturday Song: Lost on You by LP

Happy Saturday! It’s been a long week, between my car breaking down, a crazy snowstorm (for Alberta anyway) and trying to work and do normal things like a normal person. But it’s finally the weekend! Which means a song for you! This song came up on my new music recommendations list on Apple Music, and… Continue reading Saturday Song: Lost on You by LP

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Book Recommendations: Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is supposed to be this lovely thing where you get to spend time with the person you love, and it’s all romantic and sweet and lovely. I don’t even know if this is something that works out in real life ever. Either you end up single, or your significant other has to go… Continue reading Book Recommendations: Valentine’s Day

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Book Review: Story of a Girl by Grace Chikwem

“Sid Sullivan is just your average teenaged girl next door” – No One Ever!  Sid excels at exactly three things: fighting, breaking noses, and getting into trouble. After her latest fight lands her in the emergency room, Sid finds herself getting shipped off to Llewellyn Academy for Girls. She begrudgingly agrees, with one tiny little adjustment… Continue reading Book Review: Story of a Girl by Grace Chikwem

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Books That Have Been on My TBR For a Million and One Years

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted on That Artsy Reader Girl, previously on The Broke and the Bookish. I only do these when I think I have something good for the theme, and this is definitely one of those weeks. I’m awful for picking up books, or adding them to by TBR and then… Continue reading Books That Have Been on My TBR For a Million and One Years

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Book Review: Just Juliet by Charlotte Reagan

Juliet represents the road less traveled. Will Lena take it?  Lena Newman is 17, her best friend’s a cheerleader, her boyfriend’s a football player, and as far as everyone is concerned, her life is sorted. But that’s before she befriends the new girl. Juliet is confident, slightly damaged, drop-dead gorgeous and a lesbian.  Lena realizes… Continue reading Book Review: Just Juliet by Charlotte Reagan

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The Next Person Who Tells Me I’ll Change My Mind About Having Kids is Getting Kicked

Welcome to Life Chats. Previously Small Business Sunday, but I wanted to expand a bit beyond just talking about my business and work. And we are starting off with a big one. (This is a total rant. You’ve been warned.) If you’ve been hanging around my blog for a while now, you probably know that… Continue reading The Next Person Who Tells Me I’ll Change My Mind About Having Kids is Getting Kicked

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Saturday Song: Moment of Weakness by Tenille Arts

Happy Saturday! I don’t know about where you are, but it’s snowing like crazy here, and my plans to go out and buy books was ruined by bad roads. So I’m making myself feel better with good music. It’s always super exciting when I get to share amazing Canadian music or books with you folks,… Continue reading Saturday Song: Moment of Weakness by Tenille Arts

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Audiobook Reviews: If I Was Your Girl & Days of Blood and Starlight

Amanda Hardy is the new girl in school. Like anyone else, all she wants is to make friends and fit in. But Amanda is keeping a secret, and she’s determined not to get too close to anyone.  But when she meets sweet, easygoing Grant, Amanda can’t help but start to let him into her life.… Continue reading Audiobook Reviews: If I Was Your Girl & Days of Blood and Starlight