Yearly Archives: 2012


Rain City Reads   August 31, 2012   Comments Off on COMPACTS AND COSMETICS: BEAUTY FROM VICTORIAN TIMES TO THE PRESENT DAY – Madeleine Marsh

Back in the day (i.e. about 5 years ago) I took some Women’s Studies courses in college. One of the main things I learned that stuck with me was that the worse things are for society in general, the better they are for the relative status of women in that society. For example, during WWII men were overseas fighting and… Read more »

Book or Movie?

There’s often a bit of debate about this question. I’ve heard many people have heated and lengthy discussions about the relative value of the book or movie version of a beloved story, and whichever side people are on, they rarely change their minds. I must say that as a general rule, I do prefer the book – particularly if I… Read more »

In case you miss me…

Rain City Reads   July 14, 2012   Comments Off on In case you miss me…

I’m moving soon, which means that, sadly, my books are in the boxes up there. Because of that, and the fact that I’m not particularly fond of stress, I’m taking a wee break from Backlist. But don’t fret – I’ll be back in a month or so! Just as soon as my books are unpacked.. //<![CDATA[ var sc_project=10144299; var sc_invisible=1;… Read more »

24 Hours of Book Deals!

Rain City Reads   June 19, 2012   Comments Off on 24 Hours of Book Deals!

Dude. You gotta check this out. Book Depository (my fave online book store – cheap new books, free shipping – need I say more?) is hosting an AMAZING book sale. One book deal an hour for 24 HOURS! Now that’s worth missing some sleep for, am I right?  The sale is in celebration of solstice and the longest or shortest… Read more »

1001 Books to Read Before You Die (Like You Didn’t Have Enough to Read Already)

 Who doesn’t like a good list? I very much enjoyed going through the BBC list of 100 books most people haven’t read and discovering that I’d read about a third of them (though I do feel as if I should get on with it and read more). So when a friend told me he was working through a list of… Read more »

Ex Libris

While shopping at Chapters a couple of weeks ago, I stopped by their section full of random knick knacks and notions. I’ve always been a sucker for the sort of things you don’t really need, but that you desperately want. These fit that description perfectly. Aren’t they cute? I particluarly like the little card on the inside flap that bears… Read more »

Pick Me!

Rain City Reads   June 1, 2012   Comments Off on Pick Me!

I assume, since you’re here reading this, that you love book shopping. I also assume you can spend hours (if not days) wandering around a bookstore picking up and putting down various books before carefully selecting one or two (or, if you’re me, ten) to take home with you. But what makes you pick up a particular book in the… Read more »

Buy 3, Get 1 FREE at Chapters!

Rain City Reads   May 28, 2012   Comments Off on Buy 3, Get 1 FREE at Chapters!

I spent much of the weekend bemoaning the fact that I was unable to partake of the Half Price Books 20% off sale since I live in Canada, and we don’t have Half Price Books here. I watched, half of me happy for the fortune of others, half of me incredibly jealous, as you guys posted one #hpbhaul picture after… Read more »

Good News for Vancouver Book Lovers

Rain City Reads   May 25, 2012   Comments Off on Good News for Vancouver Book Lovers

If you live in Vancouver and are an avid reader, chances are you’ve spent many a blissful hour perusing the shelves of one of the many Book Warehouse locations scattered throughout the city. With a wide range of new books at bargain prices, it has long been a favourite book shopping destination. A couple of months ago the news broke… Read more »