Category Archives: Books

Just-for-Me Book Club: The Reviews Are In – Part 2

The Just-for-Me Book Club is my latest reading project. I asked bloggers and some regular commenters to suggest books for me to read. I have a fabulous list! I have never been more motivated to read, read, read! The list

Just-for-Me Book Club: The Reviews Are In – Part 2

The Just-for-Me Book Club is my latest reading project. I asked bloggers and some regular commenters to suggest books for me to read. I have a fabulous list! I have never been more motivated to read, read, read! The list

Just-for-Me Book Club: Reviews Are In!

  Recently I asked for book recommendations and committed to reading 20 books that were suggested for me by other bloggers and commenters. You can see the full list here. I started with The Secret River by Kate Grenville, recommended for

Just-for-Me Book Club: Reviews Are In!

  Recently I asked for book recommendations and committed to reading 20 books that were suggested for me by other bloggers and commenters. You can see the full list here. I started with The Secret River by Kate Grenville, recommended for

November – It’s a Wrap!

A quick wrap-up this month! ‘Tis the season to prepare for colder weather. I started wearing gloves this month on days when the temperature got down to about 5 C. I wore my light-weight puffer jacket most of the month

November – It’s a Wrap!

A quick wrap-up this month! ‘Tis the season to prepare for colder weather. I started wearing gloves this month on days when the temperature got down to about 5 C. I wore my light-weight puffer jacket most of the month

The Just-For-Me Book Club

It’s time for a new reading plan! At the end of 2014, I completed a reading challenge I had set for myself called Reading Down the House. I listed the 17 books I owned that I had never read, and

The Just-For-Me Book Club

It’s time for a new reading plan! At the end of 2014, I completed a reading challenge I had set for myself called Reading Down the House. I listed the 17 books I owned that I had never read, and

September – It’s a Wrap!

Two words for September: Dry Work This month we had our first ever watering ban – not allowed to water lawns and gardens, wash cars, etc. Uncanny! Usually we spend half the summer complaining about the rain and lack of proper weather.

September – It’s a Wrap!

Two words for September: Dry Work This month we had our first ever watering ban – not allowed to water lawns and gardens, wash cars, etc. Uncanny! Usually we spend half the summer complaining about the rain and lack of proper weather.

Summer Reading

I cannot actually claim to do any beach reading or lounging-by-the-pool reading. Nevertheless, summer seems to demand a different kind of reading. Is it chick-lit, or as I call it, light reading (because men’s light reading is just called Humour)? Or

Summer Reading

I cannot actually claim to do any beach reading or lounging-by-the-pool reading. Nevertheless, summer seems to demand a different kind of reading. Is it chick-lit, or as I call it, light reading (because men’s light reading is just called Humour)? Or

March: It’s a Wrap!

What a strange middle-March we’ve had: not a harsh and cold winter month, but still far from Spring. We’ve had more rain than snow, and the ice on the lakes has long since thawed.  But not even the crocuses are

March: It’s a Wrap!

What a strange middle-March we’ve had: not a harsh and cold winter month, but still far from Spring. We’ve had more rain than snow, and the ice on the lakes has long since thawed.  But not even the crocuses are

February: It’s a Wrap!

This is the first month I’ve been tempted to phone it in and say “Nothing to report!” It’s been snoozy. So, here’s a little slice of day-to-day life. The weather has been weird. We had one big snowstorm mid-month. Then

February: It’s a Wrap!

This is the first month I’ve been tempted to phone it in and say “Nothing to report!” It’s been snoozy. So, here’s a little slice of day-to-day life. The weather has been weird. We had one big snowstorm mid-month. Then

January: It’s a Wrap!

I had a January vacation, which I’ve never done before. My adult child, Link, was here for a 10-day visit and we stayed home together. I may have even enjoyed it more than Link’s usual Christmas trips home because we

January: It’s a Wrap!

I had a January vacation, which I’ve never done before. My adult child, Link, was here for a 10-day visit and we stayed home together. I may have even enjoyed it more than Link’s usual Christmas trips home because we

In November

  I liked November. The temperatures have only now fallen to around 0ºC and I am still wearing my late fall/early winter jacket. I’ve only scraped frost twice, and have only seen snow flurries once. We’ve had it easy! Lots of

In November

  I liked November. The temperatures have only now fallen to around 0ºC and I am still wearing my late fall/early winter jacket. I’ve only scraped frost twice, and have only seen snow flurries once. We’ve had it easy! Lots of