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Roberta Bondar: U of Guelph Leaders Pushing Boundaries

We can describe Roberta Bondar in many ways – astronaut, hero, neurologist, leader, scientist, role model, photographer, author, advocate for the environment, but what stands out is her enthusiasm, work ethic, optimism and commitment to lifelong learning. “Your life is … Continue reading

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94. Fast Food Genocide (Joel Fuhrman)

I had read Eat to Live years ago and did learn from the follow up Fast Food Genocide.  It was written by Joel Fuhrman and I enjoyed the audio version which has inspired me to add more meatless meals to … Continue reading

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85. Calm (Michael Acton Smith)

Life is so hectic.  Days are filled with work, carpool, errands leaving little time to relax and enjoy an evening with family.  It seems that we are constantly running and need to take time to be mindful, reflect and be … Continue reading

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Happiness/Communication Blitz (Books 79-80, 82)

79.  Happier (Tal Ben-Shahar) “The journey is more important than the destination” Returning to work in September, Happier was my first audio book for commuting after I discovered (thanks Alison P) Hoopla.  The book focused on enhancing happiness through positive … Continue reading

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67. Juliet in August (Dianne Warren)

As part of my Cross-Canada Reading challenge, Juliet in August met the requirements for a book set in Saskatchewan.  It was the winner of the 2010 Governor General award and has also been published with the title of Cool Water. … Continue reading

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55. Rilla of Ingleside (L.M. Montgomery)

As my readers know, I am a lifelong fan of Anne of Green Gables.  I have enjoyed the hijinks of initial book many times.   Rilla of Ingleside is the eighth and last book of the series and does not … Continue reading

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54. Keeper’n Me (Richard Wagamese)

“See the important thing about our stories isn’t so much the listening, it’s the time  you spend thinking about them.  There’s lots of traditional thinking buried deep within each story and the longer you spend thinking about it the more … Continue reading

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51 – 53. The Plainsong Trilogy (Kent Haruf)

  After reading Our Souls at Night, I had been searching for a copy of Plainsong to start the Plainsong trilogy which included Plainsong (book #51), Eventide (#52) and Benediction (#53) which were on my shelf.   This author had … Continue reading

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50. Kit’s Law (Donna Morrissey)

Desolate, devastating and resilient are words that describe both the struggling characters and the rough terrain of Newfoundland of Kit’s Law.  This strong writing remains with the reader long after the book is closed with a reader puzzling how other … Continue reading

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49. The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes (Bridget Canning)

Greetings readers!  I am back after a summer hiatus and will spend the next couple of weeks catching up on book reviews for all the great books that I have read over the summer.  It has been an exciting literary … Continue reading

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