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  • Author interview with Claire Lombardo

    November 1, 2019 by

    A few weeks ago, I had the honour and privilege of interviewing the inimitable Claire Lombardo, author of The Most Fun We Ever Had. We conducted the interview Q&A style, covering everything from her favourite character in Most Fun, a peek into her writing routine, and her go-to Starbucks order. I should also mention that… Read more

  • Book blogger feature: Tasha

    October 2, 2019 by

    ABOUT ME When did you first join Bookstagram/start your blog and what inspired you to start? I joined at the end of July so I’m relatively new to bookstagram! I set up my blog to run alongside it a few weeks later though I haven’t been able to spend as much time on it as I… Read more

  • Book review: The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo

    September 9, 2019 by

    Happy September, friends! I know we are still about two weeks away from the official beginning of autumn, but the magical essence of my most favourite season is in the air–slightly cooler temperatures call for fuzzy socks, oversized cardigans, scented candles, and endless cups of tea, and I couldn’t be more excited to shift into… Read more

  • Book review: Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand

    August 11, 2019 by

    I pre-ordered Summer of ’69 back when there was still snow on the ground and was beyond excited to receive it in my mailbox on its publication day, June 18, 2019. As excited as I was to finally have my own copy, I didn’t dive into it right away–I wanted to save it and plan… Read more

  • Book review: The Gifted School by Bruce Holsinger

    August 3, 2019 by

    Bruce Holsinger’s The Gifted School tells the story of four families in the fictional town of Crystal, Colorado and the “delicate ecology of privilege” (p. 92) within which they, as well as their children’s educational futures, become embroiled. When Crystal Academy, a new, and decidedly public, “gifted school” is set to open in their community,… Read more

  • Summer favourite: happy hour at the Higgins Beach Inn

    July 29, 2019 by

    Last night, my husband and I started our Maine vacation off right. It was the perfect beach day enjoyed with family. The low tide in the afternoon was perfect for swimming and exploring–we all took turns in the water, and with the help of her great auntie and uncle, our daughter even found her very… Read more

  • 5 cozy reads for a beach vacation

    July 25, 2019 by

    I’m counting down the hours until I’m back in my favourite place, soaking up the sun, salt water, and ocean breeze in Maine. Maine is my favourite vacation destination for so many reasons: it’s where my family and all my favourite people gather every summer (and have been for generations, since my grandmother was a… Read more

  • Summer favourite: fresh brew iced tea at home

    July 23, 2019 by

    If you follow me on Instagram, you probably already know how much I love tea, particularly enjoyed in my small collection of teacups from my grandmother. I love to drink all types of tea all year round (my favourites include English Breakfast, cherry green tea, and anything herbal before bed), and I especially love iced… Read more

  • Book review: The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

    July 22, 2019 by

    This weekend, I participated in my first unofficial readathon with my friend Cate (click here to check out her wonderful blog). We read The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall, the first in a series of four books centring on the adventures of the Penderwick sisters, Rosalind, Skye, Jane, and Batty. The first book tells the story… Read more

  • Book review: The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

    July 21, 2019 by

    The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman tells the story of self-proclaimed bookworm and introvert, Nina Hill. In order to help manage her anxiety, she leads a very structured life, from her dream job at a bookstore to trivia nights with friends. Even her free time (Thursday evenings) is scheduled into her planner.… Read more

  • Welcome to My Cozy Cupful!

    July 17, 2019 by

    Welcome to My Cozy Cupful! I’m so glad you’re here. I’ve loved to read for as long as I can remember. I recently started sharing this journey through my #bookstagram account I started on Instagram this past April, which opened up a whole new incredible world to me. What started as a visual journal of… Read more

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