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Book review – The Crossroads of Should and Must by Elle Luna

I read The Crossroads of Should and Must back in April, took loads of notes, had many thoughts, and then couldn’t seem to bring myself to write a review because it required doing some hard thinking about my “crossroads” and … Continue reading

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Book review – Reasons to stay alive by Matt Haig

Everyone should consider reading Reasons to Be Alive, whether you have depression, know someone who has depression, are curious about depression or might, at some point in your life, encounter depression in yourself, in a loved one, in a stranger, … Continue reading

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Book review – Goodbye, Things by Fumio Sasaki

I’ve heard a lot of really good things about this book and it’s positive take on minimalism, so I was really shocked and disappointed by some of the assumptions the Sasaki made. While I believe that his intentions were good … Continue reading

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Book review: The Strays by Emily Bitto

“More than thirty years later, the scars still sleep on my wrists.” I seem to really love fiction relating to art and artists and The Strays, by Emily Bitto, was no exception. I loved the story, I loved the language, … Continue reading

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Book review: Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Manhattan Beach is about Anna, a young woman who works in the Naval Shipyard factories and who is determined to become a diver, an idea that is laughable to the men in charge  (this is during the WWII era, when … Continue reading

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Book review: The Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb

At the end of December, I read and was utterly delighted by Hazel Gaynor’s The Cottingley Secret. I was so utterly charmed by the story that I immediately looked for more books by Gaynor. The Last Christmas in Paris was … Continue reading

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Book review: Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

As a Maritimer (someone from the small eastern provinces), Anne of Green Gables was a pretty big part of my childhood. I was lucky enough to be the right age to enjoy the original TV series (1985) with Megan Follows … Continue reading

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Book review: The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin

I love the idea of making resolutions, but I’ve never once succeeded at sticking to a resolution. Heck, I typically struggle with monthly or weekly goals. For years, I tried to set resolutions or monthly goals. I even tried bribing … Continue reading

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Book review – A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler

A Whole Life is a quiet story of a man’s life, from his early childhood to his last days. He, Egger, is one of those people whose life looks unremarkable, but feels extraordinary. Egger’s life is never easy and he … Continue reading

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Book review – The Children’s Home by Charles Lambert

The Children’s Home, which was part of my May #getaholdofyourshelf challenge, is an odd little book that left me a bit confused, but it’s also a fascinating and engrossing story. It starts off with a disfigured man living in an … Continue reading

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