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Calgary AB Canada
Reading whatever comes my way.
Interests: Books, Authors, Reading, Characters, Blogs, Literacy
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I realize that this may sound premature, but I am announcing the best blog I have ever read. Letters of Note Author Shaun Usher accumulates "fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes, and memos," and posts them. It's just that simple. I am almost always consumed with happiness every time I read a well-penned letter on this blog. And there are so... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2013 at Millions of Pages
It's happening. My worst nightmare. Books are piling up. And the pile is getting higher. Today I calculated if I read at my normal rate, which I have no time to sustain, it would take me 4 months to read everything I've got stacked up. JK Rowling, Casual Vacancy Stephen King, on Writing Jack The Ripper (bought today) Tim Kreider,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2012 at Millions of Pages
I raced out to buy this book. RACED. I wanted it so bad because when I read The Happiness Project it was a game changer for me. It changed how I felt about my life, and the direction I wanted my life to go in. I felt that Gretchen's secrets of adulthood and splendid truths were reflective of the world... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2012 at Millions of Pages
Imagine what Twilight would have been like if Suzanne Meyer didn't edit out all of the juicy sex scenes between Edward and Bella. Now read Fifty Shades of Grey. Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2012 at Millions of Pages
Just added Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy to my reading list. Picked the books up at Chapters last night. A girl standing beside me was mortified as her boyfriend insisted on reading a page to her out loud. Not sure the guy realized what a trashy romance novel is. He seemed horrified. Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2012 at Millions of Pages
Hey, what happened to all the blog posts in May? Exactly. What happened to May? Did it even exist? Once upon a blog post, you might remember that I took the plunge and signed up for a little thing I like to call my degree in communications. I thought I was all hardcore about it and it would be easy,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2012 at Millions of Pages
Recently, I've been exploring the values of ethics, logic, compassion and caring in a more holistic sense. It started surprisingly, at work. When I joined a committee to build a more respectful workplace. It let me to this TED Talk video about moral skills and ethics. The video changed how I viewed myself at the core. How could I be... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2012 at Millions of Pages
I'd love a custom option. An apple reading The Giver. A broom (or lightening bolt) reading harry potter. A teacup reading alice in wonderland.
Toggle Commented Mar 29, 2012 on objects reading books at Marc Johns
Every time I see an episode of the Dragon's Den now, I feel a special connection to Kevin O'Leary. His throat-cutting remarks, which send innocent entrepreneurs running, have a sudden appeal to me now. And I can sum it up using a line from his current book: It's as if I am speaking to you as money. Kevin is cold... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2012 at Millions of Pages
Today's new social media addiction is Pinterest. Apparently crafty moms everywhere having been using this tool for years completely under our noses. But I got my first invite two weeks ago. What I love about it is how I can intertwine the things I post on my blog, and post them on my pin boards. I can also scour the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2012 at Millions of Pages
haha I totally love it! I wish this hat really existed, the maple leaf is over-used.
Toggle Commented Feb 23, 2012 on a hat shaped like Canada at Marc Johns
My mom became a single parent when I was 3. She cried all the time, even though she made the decision by choice. Not by fate. I'm not sure which is worse, but no matter what, the dreams and plans you have for your kids as a team now has to be done alone. I still had a fun life growing up with my mom, and didn't feel like i was missing anything because the other parent was gone. The trick is to create life experiences that you can manage on your own, and to be satisfied that you have done the best you can.
Toggle Commented Feb 19, 2012 on it's the little things at In Jennie's Kitchen
This might come as a surprise, but I have ALOT of vegan cookbooks. I know, I'm not exactly vegan but I find vegan recipes for vegetable dishes are far more inspired and flavourful than what most meat-eating cookbooks offer. However, one thing I have yet to conquer is a delicious vegan dessert. All of these vegan cookbooks have dessert offerings,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2012 at Millions of Pages
Sir Ken Robinson is one of my favourite speakers at TED (I blogged about his first TED Talk here) So, I was excited to come across another talk he did, this time about education and how we make a poor use of our talents. He says: "Very many people go through their whole lives having no real sense of what... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2012 at Millions of Pages
Alright, last one - I promise. Who knew that a trip could give me so much blog material? maybe I just don't want the memory to fade away so soon. *weeps* Nevertheless, here are some other random things that I found interesting in Spain. Driving in Spain Driving was a real adventure in Spain and I'm glad we rented a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2012 at Millions of Pages
Which is more important, eating or drinking? Well, in Spain, they pretty much go hand-in-hand. And because I already covered coffee and tea in my last post, I'll focus more on other drinks in this post - some to try, and some to drink with caution. Breakfast drinks Coffee and orange juice aren't your only choices for breakfast. A very... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2012 at Millions of Pages
Better late than never. I'm sure you've all been waiting for posts about my trip to Spain and some much anticipated book reviews. And, without meaning to disappoint, reading didn't hit my radar during my travels. In fact, I spent most of my time trying to read menus in Spanish. And while I had high hopes of writing blog posts... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2012 at Millions of Pages
Education is weighing heavily on my mind today. One of my goals for this next year is to finish my degree. This has been on my life back-burner for awhile now. I think I've been putting it off because I'm not totally convinced I believe it will help me personally, rather it will serve as a symbol that I took... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2011 at Millions of Pages
Ok, well I'm HOPING it doesn't rain in Spain...well, atleast for the next two weeks. As of tomorrow, I'm hitting the skyways and testing out my "YouTube Spanish" on the citizens of Madrid. Of course, I'm not going to Spain alone, and not surprisingly I'm bringing a few books along the way. And Ryan, of course. But this blog isn't... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2011 at Millions of Pages
So what is The Night Circus? Well, critics haven penned it as "the new Harry Potter" which would only be accurate if you've never read Harry Potter. Maybe these critics assume because it involves magic, it's EXACTLY like Harry Potter. Riiight. Magic in this story doesn't even matter, in fact it would have probably made more sense without it. Set... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2011 at Millions of Pages
Hello emotional rollercoaster. After my last book, I was really in the mood for something funny. I thought the new Andy Borowitz book would be perfect but after several calls around town trying to find it with no luck - I realized I would have to pick something from my already growing collection of unread books. So, I went with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2011 at Millions of Pages
It's the most unanswered, unknown question a human will ever have. Where do I go when I die? For some of us, it's not a thought that crosses our minds very often, in fact, I prefer not to think about it all. But out of sheer curiosity, and probably book length, I picked up Heaven is for real - a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2011 at Millions of Pages
Oh Amazon. You tricky trickster. Always with those recommendations and coupon codes. Always knowing exactly what I want. You are ruining my visa statement! haha. The other day I was casually walking around Chapters (dangerous) and since Ryan was still in Vancouver, and I had a cold, it seemed like the perfect time to pick up some new books. So,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2011 at Millions of Pages
I was rocking some power-reading over the long weekend. And one of the books I was consuming at rapid speed was The Help. This is actually one of the rare occasions where I actually saw the movie before I read the book. I know. Weird. My impression of the movie - it was hysterically funny, but also insightful into the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2011 at Millions of Pages
It's a farming kind of week! So, a few weeks ago I started receiving the first few batches of veggies from the farm we invested in. For $300 we get fourteen weeks of veggie deliveries from our Farmer John at Eagle Creek Farms. This is a picture of my second delivery. It's still early in the season so we are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2011 at Millions of Pages