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Hello, fellow book enthusiasts!

My name is Marina and I run this little corner of the internet where I have conveniently placed A Makeshift Library. I share with you a variety of content that is not only book related, but anything that strikes my fancy. The majority of my content is either on this blog or on my channel, which you should absolutely check out!

My favourite author has to be Agatha Christie, although I have yet to read her entire collection of works (it’s okay to try to savor books!). I am also that annoying person peeking over your shoulder at bookstores and giving unsolicited recommendations on which books to read next.

I have attended Ryerson University for Journalism and also graduated from Sheridan College with a BBA in Global Business Management and a certificate in Creativity and Creative Problem Solving (in partnership with the State University of New York). I’m currently working on a Certificate in  Publishing at Ryerson’s Chang School of Continuing Education. It seems I am now a part of the old crowd in classrooms.

I work in Publicity in Publishing in Toronto, which is hard work but so rewarding! I have also volunteered at some cool events and literary festivals. On weekends, I work at a bookstore playing match-making with customers and all of their reading needs.

I also moderate and contribute to FY Toronto (photography and all things about and related to Toronto).

If you are a fellow Canadian book blogger or booktuber, join our Facebook networking group called Book Influencers Canada .

Beyond reading, I enjoy romantic walks to the bookstore. Indie music, cats, calamari and mozzarella sticks. I’m a Latinx intersectional feminist. ISFP aka a total adventurer. I enjoy playing Legend of Zelda games and sometimes D&D.

I offer both social media and marketing consulting within the Canadian publishing industry. I also provide beta reading and sensitivity reading services (Latinx, Mental Health). Check out my review policy for more information on how I handle book reviews and what type of content I am open to reviewing. For any inquiries, my contact page is right here.

Find me all over the webz on the social links on the sidebar. I am active on Twitter daily, if you’re looking to hear from me sooner. I am fluent in .gif communications.

Happy reading and book hoarding! Check your tea, don’t let it get cold!

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