Fall Re-Start of Book Club ~ See Our Choices for 2015-2016

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Fall has arrived in all it’s magnificent glory!  I had mentioned this in an earlier post, but I really do believe, fall is my favourite season of the year. The air is crisp and clean with no trace of oppressive heat or bitter cold. Maybe it is just me, but I think the sun shines more often in the autumn too.  The hustle, bustle and constant activity of the summer are just a fun memory.  Fall brings with it not only beautiful days but home gardens and Farmer’s Markets bursting with fresh … [Read more...]

Book Club ~ Annabel by Kathleen Winter


I belong to a Reading Group/Book Club. The book that we just finished reading is, Annabel by Kathleen Winter. {Image attribution: Goodreads} I did a little research and found that Kathleen Winter was born in the UK, but raised in Newfoundland and Labrador; this is where Annabel is set. It was published in 2010, and won the Thomas Head Raddall Award. It was also a shortlisted nominee for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and the 2010 Governor General's … [Read more...]

50 Book Club Choices ~ Have You Read Any of These?

50 Book Club Choices

I love the fall.  The heat and humidity of summer is a distant memory. Gardens have an abundance of flowers and produce and the Farmer's Markets are in full swing. While summer is always full of fun activities and family time...it is often not the, "lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer" that we imagine, in fact it is often a very busy time of the year. Another reason why I love the fall is the resumption of our book club.  We always take the summers off and I look forward to September when … [Read more...]

The “Hoo Hoo” collection of children’s books by Amanda Kleback {2012 Holiday Gift Guide}

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I can think of no better gift for a child than the gift of reading.   Every child loves to snuggle up with mom and dad at bedtime and listen intently as they are read their special books.  Older children love to have books read to them too, but will also be able to read these beautiful books on their own.  I have always found there is something extra special and very cozy about cuddling up with the kids at bedtime to read books! Author Amanda Kleback has written and illustrated a … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Howard B. Wigglebottom and the Power of Giving: A Christmas Story {Giveaway ~ 2012 Holiday Gift Guide}

2012 Holiday Gift Guide

I have a wonderful idea for all the little ones on your Christmas list, it's the Howard B. Wigglebottom and the Power of Giving: A Christmas Story by Howard B. Binkow and Susan F. Cornelison.  This book would actually be a perfect pre-Christmas gift too, as it contains many lessons centered around the power of giving. … [Read more...]

“Ten Thousand Truths” by Susan White {Book Club}

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The long warm summer days are now behind us and the crisp autumn mornings have arrived.  For children, it's time for back to school and for me it's time for back to book club! Our book club members recently met to set up this years itinerary and as someone in the group pointed out, we seem to have a bit of a numbers theme happening. Our book for October was written by Susan White and is titled, Ten Thousand Truths.  I fell completely in love with this story; a heartbroken and troubled young … [Read more...]

~ “Kit’s Law” by Donna Morrissey ~ Reading Group choice for March

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Today, January 27th, is Family Literacy Day!

About Family Literacy Day Family Literacy Day is a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 and held annually on January 27 to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. … [Read more...]