The Canadian Reading Challenge: Saskatchewan

Happy belated New Year! How is 2016 going for you so far? I thought I’d start The Canadian Reading Challenge in Alberta and work my way alphabetically through the provinces and territories. I’ve had Good to a Fault by Marina Endicott on my shelf for about a year, and thought it would do nicely, since the back page stated that the author lives in Edmonton and the…

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The Canadian Reading Challenge

I enjoyed Modern Mrs. Darcy’s 2015 Reading Challenge so much that I’ve been eagerly watching her blog to see what her topics will be for next year. She posted her 2016 Reading Challenge today, but I couldn’t get excited about the categories. When I set out to find another challenge that would be more up my alley, I realized I could…

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Challenge completed!

At the beginning of the year, I was excited to learn about a Reading Challenge posted by Modern Mrs. Darcy and decided it was right up my alley. There have been a couple of times where I wished I hadn’t, but determined to see it through, I persevered and am pleased to announce that I’m done! I’ve been posting my progress…

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A botanical garden of literary delight

I’ve never read Eat, Pray, Love, but I’ve seen the movie, and was underwhelmed. So when one of my book club friends suggested we read Elizabeth Gilbert’s novel, The Signature of All Things, I was not enthused. It was definitely not a book I’d have chosen to read myself. But, as often happens, I absolutely loved it! It was the…

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In praise of reading – and other leisure activities

For some reason, I thought today was World Book Lover’s Day. By the time I realized it had taken place on August 9th, I’d already found this wonderful photo, but since I seem to blog about books more than anything else, I decided to use it anyway. There’s a strong possibility that I might be a workaholic. The main reason I started this blog…

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We Need To Talk About Kevin

I saw We Need To Talk About Kevin shortly after it came out on DVD, and I gave it 8/10 on IMDb, but it didn’t stick with me. Since then, two friends who don’t know each other both told me they read the book and loved it, but didn’t care for the movie. Since I did like the movie, I thought “this…

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5 Novels about Memory Loss

I was surprised to discover how many of my favourite books are about memory loss, and how several have those have been made into good movies. 1. Still Alice Still Alice is about a 50-year old woman living with early onset Alzheimer’s disease. Author Lisa Genova’s background as a neuroscientist allowed her to clearly portray Alice’s confusion, frustration, fear, and sadness as…

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First Read: Everybody Rise

Every once in a while, when I find myself with time to kill, I’ll go through the Giveaways on Goodreads. There seem to be hundreds listed at any given time, so I’m careful to only enter my name for titles that appeal to me. Otherwise, it wouldn’t be fair to the authors or publishers who are hoping for a review…

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