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Danielle Bourgon

Danielle is an educator, theatre artist, and book lover from Toronto, Ontario. She acknowledges that this is the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee, and most recently, the territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit where she is grateful to live and work. When she’s not drinking tea and reading on the couch, she’s recommending books to her students, friends, and family. She’s a feminist, a nerd, and a baker. Oh. And she has Hogwarts tattooed on her arm.

10 Bright Books for the Darkest Night of the Year

Today is the winter solstice, which means it’s the darkest day of the year. If you are like me, your ...

All My Favourite Authors Are Teachers

A few weeks ago I got a chance to go to a full weekend of events at the Toronto International ...

From Hermione to Vivek Shraya: How Reading Has Impacted My Views on Gender

There are few things in my life that define me as wholly as my love of books and reading. My ...

The 25 Best Cookbooks of 2018 to Get You in the Kitchen

A round up of the best cookbooks from this year, featuring everything from vegan tacos to sweet potato pudding with clementines to Fillipino fenche.

K-Pop Albums Are Books

One Rioter discovers that a new passion, the music of K-Pop bands like BTS, actually has ties to her love of books. Yes. K-Pop albums are books.

5 Great Woodworking Books for Beginners, Plus Some Inspiration

A collection of woodworking books for beginners, ranging from DIY project designs to memoirs inspired by NBC's hit reality show Making It.

5 Suggestions for Book Festivals (Inspired by the FOLD Festival)

This spring I was able to attend the Festival of Literary Diversity (aka the FOLD Festival) in Brampton, Ontario. Established ...

Inbox/Outbox: May 25, 2018

What books did you acquire (inbox) and finish (outbox) this week?

Wonder Woman T-Shirts for Book Nerds

A round up of 25 incredible Wonder Woman t-shirts available for fans of the wielder of the golden lasso of truth, Princess of Themyscira, and pilot of the invisible airplane.

The Best Comics We Read in April 2018

Check out the list of the best comics we read in April.

Public Places to Read (Other Than a Café)

Reading (or working) in cafes has become a habit for most. Why not change it up? Next time you're heading out for an afternoon of reading take a look at this list of recommended public places to read that are a little more unexpected and a lot more fun.

Book References from the Track Listing of Janelle Monae’s Dirty Computer

A roundup of all of the literary references made in the track listing preview for Janelle Monae's Dirty Computer album.

Books We Don’t Want Made Into Movies

Recently on a #RiotGrams task, we asked readers to share what books they wanted to be made into films. For some reason ...

Book and Sitcom Pairings for Your Reading Pleasure

Ever wondered what to read if you love Big Bang Theory? Have you laughed your way through the telenovela hijinks of Jane the Virgin? This post is for you! Learn what to read based off of your favourite sitcom.

A Love Letter to the Library Hold System

One reader's love letter to the public library hold system that has provided her so many great pieces of literature over the years.