Tag : Recommended Reading

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I am a huge fan of Downton Abbey. The characters (Maggie Smith is by far an acting genius and I’m glad that she is still acting), the way they speak and the clothes of the era. When I first started reading At the Water’s Edge, by Sara Gruen, the first chapter made me very sad. …
With graduation coming for hundreds of thousands of students, what to give the future generation as inspiration, has been stale for a few years. Oh The Places You Will Go, by Dr. Seuss, is the go to book that all parents, grandparents and extended family give the young graduate (along with money). But what if there …
Girl on the Train has more power because of the writing. Since I had been reading so much non-fiction I thought I would read a fiction book next. I wanted something that was enticing, that would grab me from the start. It had to be a book that was start to finish an amazing read. …
In the last few posts I have read about the plight of women in Ascent of Women by Sally Armstrong, tried to organize the chaos that is my desk with The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, and followed a refugee from Vietnam to Canada in the fiction work Ru by Kim Thuy.  I wanted …
The book the Ascent of Women is profound. The plight that is equal rights for women has been a centuries old struggle and did not start with bra burning in 1968, which most of us were taught. Ascent of WomenA New Age is Dawning For Every Mother’s Daughter, by Sally Armstrong, explores the subjugation of …
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.  The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up  by Marie Kondo, is a New York Times best seller and it boasts …
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.  But I have to agree with the book that was chosen. …
As we near the end of the challenge, book five takes us to modern day Egypt. In a world with so much access to information and history, the youth in the modern day know very little of their family heritage. For me, not having the internet until high school age meant I had to do …
Book four takes us into the 1300’s in the land of Kenetira.   This is a land loosely based on Spain, during the years before the Spanish Inquisition. Like the Spaniards of the 1300’s, the people look to destroy the Malfettos (young people who have been marked by the destructive blood fever).The Young Elites (A Young Elites …
I have been writing and reviewing Tech products and books and I have had a wonderful time doing so. When Rebecca invited me to try my hand at writing for her blog I must say I was a little nervous. I spent weeks asking questions and I finally took the plunge. Your comments have been …
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