Category Archives: Books

Reading Down the House – Book Reviews

I started strong with Reading Down the House, my effort to read the unread books piling up at home. Since November, I’ve read 9 of the 30 books on my shelf. I made sure not to read all the sparkly

Reading Down the House – Book Reviews

I started strong with Reading Down the House, my effort to read the unread books piling up at home. Since November, I’ve read 9 of the 30 books on my shelf. I made sure not to read all the sparkly

In and Out of October

Confession time. I started Christmas shopping in October. Looks like this will be a regular thing – we travel to visit Link in the late Fall and bring along gifts for Christmas. I did find it put me in a

In and Out of October

Confession time. I started Christmas shopping in October. Looks like this will be a regular thing – we travel to visit Link in the late Fall and bring along gifts for Christmas. I did find it put me in a

The Return of READING DOWN THE HOUSE!

In December 2014, I finished reading 16 books (over 14 months) that had been sitting on my home bookshelves unread – for months or years. I knew it would happen again. I’d continue to accumulate books and not have time

The Return of READING DOWN THE HOUSE!

In December 2014, I finished reading 16 books (over 14 months) that had been sitting on my home bookshelves unread – for months or years. I knew it would happen again. I’d continue to accumulate books and not have time

The Just-for-Me Book Club: Conclusion!

I did it – I finished all 24 of the books recommended to me by esteemed readers of this blog! I started in November 2016, so it took me almost two years. I interspersed the 24 selected books with other

The Just-for-Me Book Club: Conclusion!

I did it – I finished all 24 of the books recommended to me by esteemed readers of this blog! I started in November 2016, so it took me almost two years. I interspersed the 24 selected books with other

In and Out of June

June was low-stress and interesting enough! A glimpse into my quiet life: I saw another amateur theatre production (the musical of 9 to 5). It was really good, and it reminded me of how awful and sexist workplaces used to

In and Out of June

June was low-stress and interesting enough! A glimpse into my quiet life: I saw another amateur theatre production (the musical of 9 to 5). It was really good, and it reminded me of how awful and sexist workplaces used to

The Just-for-Me Book Club is Back!

In November 2016, I collected 24 book recommendations from readers and commenters on this blog, and set about reading them. I have read 21 now and have 3 left! Since my last update, I have read these 4: Before We

The Just-for-Me Book Club is Back!

In November 2016, I collected 24 book recommendations from readers and commenters on this blog, and set about reading them. I have read 21 now and have 3 left! Since my last update, I have read these 4: Before We

Just-For-Me Book Club, Continued

In November 2016, I collected 24 book recommendations from readers and commenters on this blog, and set about reading them. I have read 17 and have 7 left! I hope to finish them by November 2018 – three are hard

Just-For-Me Book Club, Continued

In November 2016, I collected 24 book recommendations from readers and commenters on this blog, and set about reading them. I have read 17 and have 7 left! I hope to finish them by November 2018 – three are hard

Accounting for: November

I spent the end of October and start of November in Toronto. When I got back, I knew I’d need to lay low for a while and draft my 2018 budget! I hoped to economize enough to save at my

Accounting for: November

I spent the end of October and start of November in Toronto. When I got back, I knew I’d need to lay low for a while and draft my 2018 budget! I hoped to economize enough to save at my

Accounting for: September

I had some back-to-school energy in the early part of the month and channelled it into decluttering and yard work. My junk drawers were cleared out – as of today, they have not been re-junked. The laundry room shelving, used

Accounting for: September

I had some back-to-school energy in the early part of the month and channelled it into decluttering and yard work. My junk drawers were cleared out – as of today, they have not been re-junked. The laundry room shelving, used

Accounting for: July

July was bright and sunny and busy. I started the month at the Deadmau5 show which the municipality brought in for Canada Day. The fireworks fizzled in the fog, but the music kept everyone bouncing! As you know, I read

Accounting for: July

July was bright and sunny and busy. I started the month at the Deadmau5 show which the municipality brought in for Canada Day. The fireworks fizzled in the fog, but the music kept everyone bouncing! As you know, I read