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Happy Canada Book Day 2018!!!

It is a beautiful day to celebrate Canada Book Day!  Pick up your favourite book and enjoy! Grab a classic like Anne of Green Gables, reread a Canadian Classic like Margaret Atwood‘s The Handmaid’s Tale.  Revisit a book that you read … Continue reading

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Karin Slaughter & Alafair Burke @ Burlington Public Library

On Thursday, the Burlington Public Library brought together Karin Slaughter and Alafair Burke in a terrific event moderated by Melodie Campbell.  This dynamic duo travelled from their homes in Georgia (Karin) and Manhattan (Alafair), all the way to Burlington, Ontario … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day 2018!

“Earth Day 2018 is dedicated to providing the information and inspiration needed to fundamentally change human attitude and behavior about plastics.” (Earth Day Network) It is a beautiful, sunny day to celebrate our planet!  Earth Day has been celebrated since 1970, … Continue reading

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36. Collaborating with the Enemy (Adam Kahane)

After reading Adam Kahane’s Solving Tough Problems as part of a change management course (part of the MA Leadership curriculum), I was keen to read Collaborating with the Enemy, his latest book of tips.  Although it was narrated well, I … Continue reading

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35. Food is the Solution (Matthew Prescott)

In and effort to eat healthier, I am challenging myself to go meatless for the remainder of April.  In doing so, I borrowed Food is the Solution: What to Eat to Save the World from the library to learn more … Continue reading

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34. The Year of Less (Cait Flanders)

As I strive to live a more minimalist lifestyle, I listened to The Year of Less:  How I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings, and Discovered Life is Worth More Than Anything You Can Buy in a Store.  It is … Continue reading

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33. The Woefield Poultry Collective (Susan Juby)

By coincidence the Woefield Poultry Collective is the second book detailing the experience of  city dwellers moving to the country that I read this weekend.  It is the book of the month for the CanadianContent Goodreads group, chosen for the … Continue reading

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32. Flat Broke with Two Goats (Jennifer McGaha)

I love to “read” audio books when I am driving and the library has a great selection to borrow from.  At the top of the listing was Flat Broke with Two Goats:  A Memoir of Appalachia telling the story of … Continue reading

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31. Heart Berries (Terese Marie Mailhot)

Heart Berries is a tragic, raw story chronicling a young, indigenous woman’s journey through a dysfunctional childhood and her own tragic experiences prior to her diagnosis with post-traumatic stress disorder and bipolar disease.  She bravely shares the trauma and abuse … Continue reading

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30. Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics (Dan Harris & Jeff Warren)

In my quest for calm within my hectic days, I borrowed an audio copy of Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics to consider during my commutes.  In 2015, I had enjoyed our book club reading and discussion of his first book 10% … Continue reading

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