Oil and Honey (Bill McKibben)

Bestselling author and environmental activist Bill McKibben recounts the personal and global story of the fight to build and preserve a sustainable planet Bill McKibben is not a person you’d expect to find handcuffed and behind bars, but that’s where he found himself in the summer of 2011 after leading the largest civil disobedience inContinue reading “Oil and Honey (Bill McKibben)”

Popsugar Reading Challenge 2017

Earlier this week I wrote about Book Riots’ Reader Harder Challenge 2017 that is designed to get you reading outside your comfort zone. Expanding your horizons is a great thing, but lots of people like to stay in their favourite genres for a reason. And that is okay too. One of my coworkers, who –Continue reading “Popsugar Reading Challenge 2017”

Read Harder Challenge 2017

So that time has come again. Read Harder Challenge 2016 has finished. Bring on 2017 and a brand new challenge! This challenge is put on by Book Riot each year. I participate along with most of my co-workers. Essentially, Book Riot prepares a list of 24 categories and challenges you to read a book from each sectionContinue reading “Read Harder Challenge 2017”

Outside the Box by Jeannie Marshall

I have just finished reading an amazing book by local author Jeannie Marshall. It has been published under two titles so you might find it by looking for Outside the box: why our children need real food, not food products  or by searching The lost art of feeding kids: what Italy taught me about why children needContinue reading “Outside the Box by Jeannie Marshall”

More than the Tattooed Mormon by Al Carraway

More than the tattooed Mormon is author Al Carraway’s personal story of growing up in a non-practising Catholic NY state family, her sidewalk meeting with two missionary boys in funny helmets and eventual conversation to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I have been following Al on social media for about a yearContinue reading “More than the Tattooed Mormon by Al Carraway”

Read Harder Challenge 2016

Book Riot published their inaugural reading challenge in 2015 and released a new challenge for this year. They provide a list of 24 tasks, designed to help you read outside of your normal comfort zone. Looking through the list, I’d guess there are at least 5 categories that will feel “at home” to the averageContinue reading “Read Harder Challenge 2016”

Saving for School by Gail Vaz-Oxlade

Gail Vaz-Oxlade is a Canadian personal finance guru. She was the host of television shows “Til Debt do us Part” and “Princess”, which is where I first learned some of her lessons. I am actually super passionate about both personal finance and national debt / state budgets, but I took a break from reading non-fictionContinue reading “Saving for School by Gail Vaz-Oxlade”

Favourite Author Series – Christine Feehan

This is the third in a series of three blogs discussing my favourite authors. They are written to help readers who may be looking for new books, and to thank my favourite authors for their efforts by publicizing their works. (By the way, the spacing is messed up in this post and the previous coupleContinue reading “Favourite Author Series – Christine Feehan”

Favourite Author Series – Cherise Sinclair

This is the second in a series of three blogs discussing my favourite authors. They are written to help readers who may be looking for new books, and to thank my favourite authors for their efforts by publicizing their works. (By the way, the spacing is messed up in this post and the next coupleContinue reading “Favourite Author Series – Cherise Sinclair”

Favourite Author Series – Ann Mayburn

This is the first part of a three series blog … (By the way, the spacing is messed up in this post and the next couple and I have no idea why. I tried to fix it like twenty times. Please forgive) I want to talk up some of my favourite authors and share whatContinue reading “Favourite Author Series – Ann Mayburn”