A Knight created a Wizard

February 4, 2009 06:37:00 Posted at February 4, 2009 06:37:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Speaking of deranged – Twihards are foaming at the mouth today in defence of their Supreme Leader Stephenie Meyer after Stephen King said she sucks. Heh. King was addressing... Full Review

Girls Like Us

December 17, 2008 13:40:00 Posted at December 17, 2008 13:40:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

My parents were immigrants. Their Western musical knowledge when they arrived in Canada was limited to the Beatles, Doris Day, and Elvis. Eventually my dad discovered Simon & Garfunkel and he karaoked Bridge Over Troubled Water (don’t you laugh!) at my wedding. So I did not grow up in a house with a vast library stocked with the classic albums, with the rock gods, the R&B pioneers, the jazz greats. Full Review

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Bonk: the curious coupling of science and sex

December 17, 2008 13:35:00 Posted at December 17, 2008 13:35:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Did you know that Alfred Kinsey once shoved a toothbrush inside his pee hole while investigating erogenous zones? I relayed this to my husband one night and he actually went to put on his jock strap. How about the fact that the final spurt from a man’s ejaculate is actually organic spermicide – nature’s way of ensuring some other dude doesn’t come along five minutes later to usurp his eggs? Meaning that Ebola Paris Hilton’s vaginal cavity is the single largest storage of natural spermicide on the planet… Roach is the funniest. Full Review

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Twilight Series: Breaking Dawn

August 7, 2008 15:00:00 Posted at August 7, 2008 15:00:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

RENESMEE? RENESMEE??????????? Ugh. Ugh. And because two ughs are not enough, here’s one more: Ugh. Breaking Dawn, the fourth and final book in the Twilight series, was released last Friday night. If you’ve yet to read it, please note there will be spoilers here. To revisit the previous article on the first 3 segments click here.... Full Review

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Dog Whisperer Book Giveaway!

May 27, 2008 11:26:00 Posted at May 27, 2008 11:26:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Dog Whisperer Book Giveaway! It’s the Ultimate Episode Guide to Cesar’s show indexed according to breed and behavioural problem. Thanks to the Dog Whisperer, my husband now thinks he’s like the Polish Cesar Milan. Even though our dog is still an asshole. His excuse is that Marcus has no respect for me. Full Review

The Twilight Series

October 12, 2007 19:29:00 Posted at October 12, 2007 19:29:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

There are three releases in this series so far: Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse. God help me, apparently there will be a fourth and probably a fifth and now I’m hoping it will be like Outlander, when I stopped caring about Jamie Fraser;s bulging Scottish loins halfway through book 4. Ugh. I have very good friends who are writers. Full Review

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Life on the Refrigerator Door

September 24, 2007 20:00:00 Posted at September 24, 2007 20:00:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I had heard mid-summer about six weeks before its Canadian release date that Alice Kuipers’ novel was the buzz of the season among the “literati”. Word is there was a bidding war, word is international publishers and editors were losing their sh-t and very keen to acquire the rights. Full Review

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The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids

September 21, 2007 19:25:00 Posted at September 21, 2007 19:25:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I was both a keener and a slacker in high school – a keener til the end of grade 10 and then a slacker the rest of the way. And while I have many regrets in adulthood about letting certain things slip away, wish I’d “applied” myself more dutifully, at the same time I also remember that at the time, at that age, though stupid, I was also blissfully stress-free academics/career-wise – i thought we were all stupidly oblivious then – which, of course, is something to be thankful for. Full Review

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The God of Animals

August 28, 2007 19:57:00 Posted at August 28, 2007 19:57:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

The cover is total cheese… I would never have picked this book if it hadn’t been sent to me. But that is the best part – The God of Animals was totally unexpected and then it became a wonderful gift as soon as the jealousy abated. Because Aryn Kyle is not even 30. Which means she probably wrote this when she was 25. Full Review

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Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows

July 27, 2007 19:31:00 Posted at July 27, 2007 19:31:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Was it an amazing experience? Did I read through the night and again the next day and certain chapters every day since? Was it frightening? And exhilarating? Were there several Joey Tribiani moments when the book was shoved into the freezer to calm the nerves? Yes, yes, yes, yes, and yes. Of course it was incredible. Full Review

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