Category : book review

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In the last few posts I have read and reviewed: the plight of women in Ascent of Women by Sally Armstrong, I tried to organize the chaos that is my desk with The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, and I followed a refugee from Vietnam to Canada in the fiction work Ru by …
As I stated in my first blog post, I have a messy desk. But the mess doesn’t stop there. I am a busy mom of three and I want to learn to clean my house more efficiently. I know where everything is… but I need some help. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, is …
When I heard that the winner of the 2015 Canada Reads contest was Ru: A Novel by Kim Thuy, I was a little shocked. The buzz around the literary world was that Thomas King’s The Inconvenient Indian was being touted as the strongest book. It is a strong book, and I encourage people to read …
Growing up I loved to color. We had video games and a television but I grew up in a time when only about an hour of screen time was the average for the day. No Internet, iPads or cell phones. My younger cousins call it the dark ages. It was one hobby that I had that …
I want you to think about a time when you had a really bad headache. A headache so bad that you couldn’t get out of bed and you truly felt that your head was going to explode. Now take that headache and put the pressure on the inside of your skull, in the lining of …
What did I get myself into? I started reading AsapScience; Answers to the World’s Weirdest Questions, Most Persistent Rumors and Unexplained Phenomena by Mitchell Moffit and Greg Brown. I thought that this was going to be another book like What If? by Randall Munroe. It was and it wasn’t. The beauty of science, one where an …
The first of the Teen Reads Challenge titles takes me into the future. It doesn’t say the year but the mention of World Wars that haven’t occurred and the name changes of the States leads me to believe that this new “world” of the The Selection is indeed a future one. The society is broken …
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