My Reading Life in 2019 and Plans for 2020

December 31, 2019 / 11 Comments
reading 2019

One of my favorite year-end activities is looking back at the books I’ve read over the past 12 months, and Goodreads makes this pretty easy. I wanted to tell you which title was my favorite, but it’s too hard, so here are my top five, in no particular order: For more details, I invite you […]

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Are you living your passion? Am I?

August 1, 2019 / 12 Comments
Janet Barclay

People become self-employed for many different reasons. Sometimes it’s by choice, because they want a more flexible schedule, for example. Sometimes it’s out of necessity, because they’re out of work and unable to land a job. Sometimes it’s because they’re truly passionate about something. The types of businesses they start are even more varied. They […]

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A Great Year for Reading

December 29, 2018 / 8 Comments
2018 books

It’s been a rough year personally, but my best year ever for my web design business, and a truly amazing year for reading. I’ve been looking forward to writing this post for months so I could tell you about some of the books that have delighted me. Modern Mrs. Darcy’s 2018 Reading Challenge I enjoyed […]

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First Look: Family Trust by Kathy Wang

October 28, 2018 / 0 Comments
Family Trust by Kathy Wang

Although it’s been a pretty rough year for me, a lot of good stuff has happened too, especially in my reading life. After already enjoying tons of wonderful books (which I’ll talk about in a future post), I received a copy of Kathy Wang’s first novel, Family Trust, through HarperCollins Canada’s First Look program. Family […]

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Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018!

December 29, 2017 / 0 Comments
books read in 2017

I can’t say that I’m sad about seeing 2017 end. Not that it’s been a bad year – I filled about 40 pages of my gratitude journal – but a new year always feels like a fresh start, a chance for something even better. Maybe I’m just tired of the cold weather already, and anxious […]

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The Mindful Way to a Good Night’s Sleep

December 16, 2017 / 0 Comments
Carly sleeping

Sometimes when I have a few minutes to kill, I enter giveaways on Goodreads. I win just often enough (about once a year) to keep trying. My most recent win was The Mindful Way to a Good Night’s Sleep: Discover How to Use Dreamwork, Meditation, and Journaling to Sleep Deeply and Wake Up Well by […]

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The Canadian Reading Challenge: Recap

November 11, 2017 / 7 Comments
The Canadian Reading Challenge

My Canadian Reading Challenge started in January 2016, when I challenged myself to read a book that takes place in or was written by an author from each of the 13 Provinces and Territories within a year. Since I typically read 40 or more books a year, it seemed like something I could accomplish and still […]

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The Canadian Reading Challenge: Northwest Territories

October 10, 2016 / 1 Comment
The Canadian Reading Challenge

After a running start at the beginning of the year, I’ve realized that I’m probably not going to reach my goal of reading a book that takes place in or was written by an author from each of the 13 Provinces and Territories within a year. However, I’d rather it take longer than planned than just give […]

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