What I clung to, page after page was the buildup of tension. You knew something was coming, you could feel it, and it was palpable. I was swept up and heading straight into an emotional rollercoaster.To get lost in this raindrop click for more
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The North has always held a special place in my heart. Northern Ontario is where I grew up. It is where I caught my first fish, where I first fell in love, camped out under the stars, saw the northern lights and skipped rocks on the lake, and suffice it to say, reading Beyond the Wild River was like going home.To get lost in this raindrop click for more
It took me a while to get into the book. I couldn’t figure out where these first chapters where taking me. Trust the author I told myself — there is a story here! I continued on. I continued on to learn more about this family, I continued on just like they did.To get lost in this raindrop click for more
If someone could have warned me that starting this book would put my weekend projects at risk…. Well, who am I kidding: I still would have started the book! One of the Boys broke my heart, it frustrated me, it’s one of those books that you want to reach into and rescue someone from it. Here is the publisher’s blurb then I’ll continue with my thoughts.To get lost in this raindrop click for more
There are some important lessons to be learned within the pages of Spurt, for young and old. I think Miles captures with wonderful hilarity and delightful honesty, the many aspects of that short window called pubescence.To get lost in this raindrop click for more
While I was out of service, the one thing I missed most was reading. I have a few book reviews that need writing. I may also start up my 365 photography project.To get lost in this raindrop click for more
When I was growing up in Ontario, I’d often hear so much strange stories about the province next door, most of it wasn’t the least bit flattering. Upon moving here some 20 years ago, it was a culture shock. It took me a good two years to really feel like I belonged. Eventually, with much practice, I was able to order ice cream, pizza or poutine and use the correct lingo.
Cracking The Quebec Code is not necessarily a book to devour as you would a mystery or romance novel. You’ll probably pick it up, read a chapter or flip to something of interest within its pages. Nevertheless, inside the pages you’ll find great insight based on 30 years of data collected from the Leger survey firm.
It is a story that has been retold many times, we all know King Henry, the Boleyn sisters. But this telling is unique as it articulates the story from Margaret’s perspective. Realized from her eyes, the story takes us on a beautiful journey, albeit one that we know the inevitability of certain events.To get lost in this raindrop click for more
Sometimes I go out and forage and come back with slim pickings. Other times I have to clean out shelf space for the mass of new arrivals. In both cases, they are always welcome into my book space.To get lost in this raindrop click for more
The Conjoined paints a telling portrait of the lies we tell ourselves, the truths that need telling and the welcoming weightlessness of letting go.To get lost in this raindrop click for more