Reading Current Books

I’m never been on top of the latest releases, usually picking up books on sale or secondhand, or reading something that’s been passed down or lent to me. In addition, my book club chooses books that have been around a while to ensure that we have no trouble getting them from the public library. When I noticed that a […]

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For My Inner Child

We don’t get much mail these days, and when we do, it’s pretty boring: bills, cheques (well maybe those aren’t boring), reminders to book various medical appointments, and so on. But yesterday brought me not one but two lovely surprises! An advance review copy of Ms. Rapscott’s Girls which I won in a Goodreads giveaway. […]

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Crunchy Granola

I took this photo last summer as part of the #BlissPhotoADay Challenge. The prompt for that day was crunchy. I have granola for breakfast every morning, along with some fruit and fat-free plain yogurt. Of course, fresh fruit is best, but I often use frozen, and sometimes I use canned or dried. It’s all good, […]

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TED Talk: How books can open your mind

If you’re not familiar with TED, it stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, and their tagline is Ideas Worth Spreading. The first TED conference was held in 1984, and now thousands of independently organized TEDx events are held around the world every year. Each TED Talk is only about 10-15 minutes long, and most (if […]

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The Happiness Project

So far my 2015 Reading Challenge is right on track. Yes, I realize it’s still January, but I’ve completed the first challenge: a book I’ve been meaning to read. I first heard of Gretchen Rubin and her happiness project in 2008, when my friend Alex Fayle interviewed her for his Someday Syndrome blog. After the […]

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Ten Years

Since I’m a big fan of romantic comedies, whether novels or movies, it was no surprise that I thoroughly enjoyed reading What Alice Forgot. It hooked me in very quickly (the quote I used in my last post came from page 6) and held my interest not just because of the story and characters, but because […]

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I wish I could create a Restore point when I’m knitting, for those times when I totally mess things up.

We’re all in the end-of-our-life book club, whether we acknowledge it or not; each book we read may well be the last, each conversation the final one.

Will Schwalbe, The End of Your Life Book Club