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
I saw this tag over on Secret Library and thought I'd give it a whirl! FIND A BOOK FOR EACH OF YOUR INITIALS. S - Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick - I talked about this book here. U - Upstairs in the Crazy House: The Life of a Psychiatric Survivor by Pat Capponi, a Canadian advocate that I had … Continue reading My Life in Books Tag
This weekend, I was drawn into a bookstore by those words and the stare of a fiercely determined girl in a swim cap. Strong Is the New Pretty - A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves is a new book by Kate T. Parker, a photographer and mother of girls. The book (which in fact came home … Continue reading Strong Is the New Pretty
The last book I read in 2016 was Scrappy Little Nobody, Anna Kendrick's funny and well-told collection of anecdotes from her life so far. It was so much fun that I finished it during the holidays in just over 24 hours! It's also available as an audiobook, so I may just buy it when I finish re-listening to Sylvester. (If … Continue reading Scrappy Little Nobody
A few years ago, I wrote a piece for our Wellness Newsletter at work, which I wanted to share with you now. I was reminded of this earlier article after reading Heather Parish's latest blog post on "Stress and Fangirling" here. While my mini-vacation specifics have changed a bit since I wrote the article, my methods have … Continue reading Taking a mini-vacation… Stress relief without travel!