No, I do not want her to be “ladylike”

AZ Quotes This morning, while driving my kids to out-of-school care, my 9 year old daughter said from the backseat "Mama, why do I have to sit with my legs squished together?" A quick glance back showed me that she was wearing a sundress, so I told her it was because she was wearing a … Continue reading No, I do not want her to be “ladylike”

Harry Potter 20 years

In honour of this week's 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, a quote from the irrepressible Luna Lovegood - "You're as sane as I am". Those who knew Luna knew she was odd, and perhaps a bit insane, but she is a quirky, odd duck who is herself in all situations, no … Continue reading Harry Potter 20 years

To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee (1960)

❤️❤️❤️❤️ Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winner novel is a classic, and upon reading the book, it is clear why. Dealing with racial tensions, racism, mob mentality and justice, Mockingbird tells the story of the widowed lawyer, Atticus Finch, and his two children, Scout and Jem, as he fights to defend a black man, wrongly standing … Continue reading To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee (1960)

A Feast For Crows – George RR Martin (2011)

❤️❤️❤️ The 4th book from George RR Martin's A Song of Fire and Ice Series is a departure from the previous books, and thusly, my least favourite. In this book, most of my favourite characters are missing - Tyrion, Danaerys, Davos - and we are following Arya, Cersei, Jaime and Brienne for the most part. … Continue reading A Feast For Crows – George RR Martin (2011)

Scotiabank Vancouver Marathon and 5K – June 25, 2017

In 2012, I took up running. I loved it, and began collecting finisher medals and the sense of joy from running outdoors. In 2014, I became so ill that running was no longer possible, and I would watch longingly as other people ran by. In 2015, my health began to improve and I hoped far … Continue reading Scotiabank Vancouver Marathon and 5K – June 25, 2017

TBR Pile! (And a Snapchat filter)

Alright, booklovers - help me add to my already ginormous TBR pile! Summer is here, so what are we reading?? (And can i just add how much fun Snapchat filters are when one is tired??) #tbr #tbrlist #tbrpile #toberead #summer #snapchat #summerreading #summerreads #readinglist #read #reading #readers #readersofinstagram #books #booklove #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #kalidesautelsreads  Add me … Continue reading TBR Pile! (And a Snapchat filter)

Holidays on Ice – David Sedaris (1998)

❤️❤️❤️❤️ First of all, yes, I read a holiday book in June. LoL I am Christmas fanatic and do not care if it is 30C outside, I will still read it.  Holidays on Ice is David Sedaris' hilarious collection of holiday themed essays, some biographical and some fictional. From his turn as a Macy's elf … Continue reading Holidays on Ice – David Sedaris (1998)

The Shack – William Paul Young (2007)

❤️❤️ The Shack by William Paul Young is a Christian allegory, wherein a man loses his faith, but by spending time with the personification of the Holy Trinity, he finds peace. Mackenzie Allen Philips is a man wracked by guilt and depression following the random kidnap and murder of his youngest daughter while on a … Continue reading The Shack – William Paul Young (2007)

Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance – Noam Chomsky (2004)

❤️❤️❤️❤️ Hegemony or Survival is a political disquisition on America's Bush II and pre-Bush era goals for supreme leadership of the world. Chomsky philosophizes a world where hegemony is the ultimate winner between the two, and counter balances the possibilities of a world where we took the survival of our species and our planet seriously, … Continue reading Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance – Noam Chomsky (2004)

Today’s Read – How To Be Miserable by Randy J.Paterson, PhD.

I recently watched a YouTube video with my husband that referred to this book, and decided I needed to read it in its entirety! I will let you know shortly whether you have what it takes to be miserable.  #howtobemiserable #40strategiesyoualreadyuse #randyjpaterson #selfhelp #misery #happiness #miserable #stress #stressedout #readersofinstagram #readersofig #readers #bibliophile #book #books #bookstagram … Continue reading Today’s Read – How To Be Miserable by Randy J.Paterson, PhD.