Scribbles, Quibbles, and Scrawlings is a book review blog created and run by Ellen Michelle, a 20-something book addict with a love for genre fiction.

The blog will focus on science fiction, fantasy, crime, mystery, and horror books written by Canadian authors, published by small Canadian presses, or otherwise focussed on Canadian content.

If you want to be featured on SQS with a book review, interview, or related topic, you can contact Ellen here.


My love of books began at an early age. The worst punishment my parents ever gave me was taking away my books, but it was the only thing that worked. My teachers in grade school were often shocked at the level of books I was reading—they told me I couldn’t read Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in my first grade reading time, but I did anyway. As I grew up and I started to learn the rules of grammar, spelling, and punctuation I began to be annoyed at the number of errors I would find in published books—to the point that I would furiously circle them and send pictures to friends with capitalized messages explaining my frustration. When I decided that I wanted to edit books for a living, nobody was surprised.

I decided to start this review blog to give me more motivation to allow myself the time to leisure read. I always keep myself busy—people tell me I work way too much—and am always learning and taking classes whenever I can. My busy schedule means I have very little down time and a very long to-read list.