There I was last week, minding my own business in a Winners store, when suddenly I heard the siren song of the shoe section. I wasn't looking for shoes... really! And yet finding that for once they had a great selection in my size, I just had to try them on! And you have to … Continue reading ”In Her Shoes” (2005) and Wanting to Be in My New Shoes
I saw these questions on Novel Deelights and decided to answer them (despite not being tagged 😊) on a night when my brain could deal only with short bursts of words. That night has come! Ebooks or physical books? Ideally, I like to have the physical book in my hand and then later on my bookshelf. … Continue reading Rapid Fire Book Questions
A couple of months ago, Esther kindly nominated me for a Liebster award. I happily jumped in to give my answers to Esther's questions and to nominate another eight bloggers that I would like to know more about. Four of my nominees have responded to date, so I thought I would do a recap of their … Continue reading Liebster Linkage & Recap
Before we get distracted by August birthdays (I have two in my family), I'd really like to share some pics of the cool stuff I got for my birthday a while back. First, some gifts to support my movie habit -- a Cineplex gift card and the extended edition of The Hobbit movies (which I … Continue reading My Birthday Loot
Arrived back home from vacation late this afternoon. Good to be home, but sorry it's over. After my previous post, the winds changed direction and the smoke blew away. (While the area near the Princeton fire is still under evacuation order, today's reports showed the fire to be 35% contained.) A few of my more memorable activities … Continue reading More Vacation, Books, Wine, Richarding, etc.
So, picture this... There I was in the cinema on Sunday evening waiting to see My Cousin Rachel, a movie that has received a number of excellent reviews, and I was -- completely alone! Halfway through the 'coming attractions', another woman around my age came in with her daughter, and that was the full extent of the … Continue reading My Cousin Rachel (2017)
One of the suggestions in the My Life in Books Tag that I answered was to pick a book set in your city/country. I knew I had read an author who sets her stories in British Columbia, but all I could think of at the time was, Birds of Vancouver and the Lower Mainland! But after I … Continue reading Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens
Thank you Esther, for nominating me for a Liebster Award. As this involves answering a series of questions, I took the liberty of finishing the RA Challenge questions first! The rules to be followed are: Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog into your post. Answer 11 questions which you have been asked … Continue reading Liebster Award Nomination – Thanks!
I was browsing through WordPress today and found the site of an Austen-style writer, J. Dawn King. King is a fellow Armitage fan and has recently been in contact with his representatives to explore having Armitage narrate her latest book, told from Mr. Darcy's point of view. As she said in the comments in her April … Continue reading Could This Be Richard Armitage’s Next Audiobook?
In the spirit of Mental Health Week, I'd like to share a couple of interesting books on the subject of women and mental health/mental illness. The first week in May is earmarked by the Canadian Mental Health Association to raise awareness of mental illness, offer practical ways to maintain and improve mental health, and support recovery from mental … Continue reading Books and Mental Health Week