Back to School with Music Education from the Royal Conservatory of Music

Posted by Wanda Lynne Young on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 In : Toronto Arts 
               
                 


Sponsored by The Royal Conservatory of Music

My parents tell me I spent a great deal of my toddler years making music with wooden spoons, pots and pans. By all accounts my music appreciation started early, and by the time I was in grade one my wooden spoons were traded in for piano keys. My father has always had an appreciation for classical music. My mother was a former school teacher who used music as a teaching tool. Both of my parents recognized the develop...

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Q&A With 'The Cilantro In Apple Pie' Author Kimberley Nadine Knights Plus International Giveaway

Posted by Wanda Lynne Young on Monday, May 16, 2016 In : Book Giveaways 


Q & A and International Giveaway featuring a limited edition 'The Cilantro In Apple Pie' Tote Bag + $25. Amazon Gift Card

                   


‘The CilantroIn Apple Pie’ by Kimberley Nadine Knights
Publication date: May 5th, 2016
Ravenswood Publishing: Howling Wolf Imprint
Genre: YA/New Adult Contemporary
Pages: 310
ISBN-13: 978-0692657027

Read the book blurb for 'The Cilantro In Apple Pie', watch the official book trailer movie, and visit the Author Kimberley Nadine Knights website for more detai...

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Giveaway: Pair of Passes to Toronto's Green Living Show 2016

Posted by Wanda Lynne Young on Monday, April 11, 2016 In : Toronto Events 
                       

The Green Living Show is celebrating 10 years as Toronto's premier eco and healthy lifestyle event and this year they are boasting the biggest and best show to date! At the Green Living Show attendees can find the latest in sustainable products and healthy lifestyle options from a variety of exhibitors. I'm always open to learning about new ways to keep me and my family healthy and happy without compromising the health of our planet in the process. What about you?

The G...

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CBC Books Canada Reads 2016 Shortlist

Posted by Wanda Lynne Young on Thursday, January 21, 2016

             

Heads up #CanLit fans! There’s 5 books flying your way and they’re all vying for top position on your TBR pile! The
Canada Reads 2016 shortlist contenders and their defenders have been announced. The 5 books picked from the Canada Reads 2016 longlist of 15 are:


                      

                                   
 

      

Starting on Monday, March 21st you can tune in to Canada Reads events watching live online, listen to the radio broadcast or check out the podcasts on CB...


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CBC Books Canada Reads 2016 Longlist

Posted by Wanda Lynne Young on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 In : Book News 




It's that time of the year #CanLit book lovers! Yes, it's the release of the Canada Reads 2016 Longlist and wow, what a fine list of 15 contenders it is! This year the Canada Reads theme is "starting over", featuring stories surrounding change, transformation, and second chances. I'm pleased to see a few of my faves making their way to the top of the pile: "The Illegal", "All The Broken Things", "Sweetland", and "Station Eleven". I'm sure all 15 titles on the longlist are worth a rea...
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It's Giller Time!

Posted by Wanda Lynne Young on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 In : Book News 

          
        

                 SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE WINNER UPDATE

                     


                             


Congrats go out to André Alexis on his Giller Prize win!

The 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize celebrates Canada's best fiction with $100K up for grabs! The great Giller gala goes down in Toronto on November 10th with a CBC broadcast at 9:00 pm ET and hosted by the ingenious Rick Mercer! Can you tell I'm just a wee bit excited to watch and see who wins? I must say the...


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Cookbook Review: COOKING LIKE A MASTER CHEF By Graham Elliot

Posted by Wanda Lynne Young on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 In : Book Giveaways 
           

              

I enjoy cracking open a brand new cookbook probably just as much as watching cooking shows, which has somehow become the default setting on my tv. Cookbooks and cooking shows inspire me to try new recipes and flavour combinations in my everyday cooking and occasional baking creations. Master Chef judge Graham Elliot's "Cooking Like A Master Chef: 100 Recipes To Make The Everyday Extraordinary" is basically the best of both foodie worlds! I'm a fan of the Mas...

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Bookalicious Pick 6 List - New Release Books Fall 2015

Posted by Wanda Lynne Young on Thursday, October 8, 2015 In : Book Lists 


            

I'm eager to tell you about a select few new releases from last month just in case you might want to consider adding them to your to-read pile. I know, I know, you don't need more books and your book pile is already ready to topple over, wait... that’s my own story, but let’s not discuss book hoarding habits right now. Seriously though, you can never have too many books, am I right? Last month’s batch of new books made it difficult to decide on just 6 picks, but I ...


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