Posts Tagged: books

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

In Praise of Illicit Reading

Banned Books Week starts today! It is my favourite literary celebration of the year. There is nothing like illicit reading to get your heart pumping. Especially if you do it knowingly 😉 Like most bookworms, my earliest experiences with forbidden

In Praise of Illicit Reading

Banned Books Week starts today! It is my favourite literary celebration of the year. There is nothing like illicit reading to get your heart pumping. Especially if you do it knowingly 😉 Like most bookworms, my earliest experiences with forbidden

In February

Each month I do a sum-up of what I’ve been doing in my personal life. In February I posted half-way through the month, so this is how the last two weeks went. Nova Scotia has a new holiday in February.

In February

Each month I do a sum-up of what I’ve been doing in my personal life. In February I posted half-way through the month, so this is how the last two weeks went. Nova Scotia has a new holiday in February.

10 Books that Affected Me

The Asian Pear recently tagged me to participate in 10 Books That Affected Me. I am happy to join in! Books that had a big impact on me are not necessarily the same as my favourite books – that would

10 Books that Affected Me

The Asian Pear recently tagged me to participate in 10 Books That Affected Me. I am happy to join in! Books that had a big impact on me are not necessarily the same as my favourite books – that would

12 Months of Celebration – Month 7 – July

July got off to a bad start when the Canada Day fireworks were postponed for a week, and one of my cats went missing for five days! Fortunately, everything looked up after that, and it was one of my most

12 Months of Celebration – Month 7 – July

July got off to a bad start when the Canada Day fireworks were postponed for a week, and one of my cats went missing for five days! Fortunately, everything looked up after that, and it was one of my most

Book Review: Zero Waste Home

I am late to the party – most of you will have already read this book, or have an opinion about it. I originally approached this book without much enthusiasm because I thought the author would be a zealot. I

Book Review: Zero Waste Home

I am late to the party – most of you will have already read this book, or have an opinion about it. I originally approached this book without much enthusiasm because I thought the author would be a zealot. I

Book Review – Overdressed: the Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion

I am not the world’s most frugal clothes shopper, spending $750 to $1225 per year on my wardrobe for each of the past 10 years. So with over $10,000 spent in 10 years, I must have a stunning wardrobe, right?

Book Review – Overdressed: the Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion

I am not the world’s most frugal clothes shopper, spending $750 to $1225 per year on my wardrobe for each of the past 10 years. So with over $10,000 spent in 10 years, I must have a stunning wardrobe, right?

12 Months of Celebration – Month 6 – June

I delayed writing this because I am not in a celebratory mood. Over the weekend, one of our two cats escaped from the house and hasn’t been seen since. We are so sad to be missing our lovely Luna! It

12 Months of Celebration – Month 6 – June

I delayed writing this because I am not in a celebratory mood. Over the weekend, one of our two cats escaped from the house and hasn’t been seen since. We are so sad to be missing our lovely Luna! It

12 Months of Celebration – Month 5 – May

I’ve been finding ways to have fun and celebrate continuously instead of saving it up for year-end! It was super-easy this month because we had a long-awaited travel vacation to the UK. While we didn’t go to any movies or

12 Months of Celebration – Month 5 – May

I’ve been finding ways to have fun and celebrate continuously instead of saving it up for year-end! It was super-easy this month because we had a long-awaited travel vacation to the UK. While we didn’t go to any movies or

12 Months of Celebration – Month 4 – April

Every month this year, I’ve been looking back on what I did for fun, and what was special about the month just past. Here’s what I did for entertainment in April. An unexpected perk this month was that Rom won

12 Months of Celebration – Month 4 – April

Every month this year, I’ve been looking back on what I did for fun, and what was special about the month just past. Here’s what I did for entertainment in April. An unexpected perk this month was that Rom won