Tag Archive | reading

Reading My Childhood

Some books just take you back.  Growing up in Alberta, there were a few made-in-Canada features that I treasured.  One was the TV show Road to Avonlea which revolved around a small turn-of-the-century farming town and featured a main character also named Sara, though I forgave her lack of an “h” and watched anyways.  I […]

A Not-So-Sexy Read

Some books seem to capture the attention of millions of readers, and I hear about them constantly.  A few years ago one such book seemed to be everywhere at work, and now that I’ve read said book I cannot believe all of those women were reading that at work!  I was blushing reading it at […]

Books Reflecting Life

Whoa, it was trippy reading a book about a Canadian federal election at the same time as one was  actually happening!  What a crazily accurate reflection on all-too-current events. A member of one of my book clubs selected the book The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis, and I’ll admit I wasn’t too keen on the idea […]

Judge It By Its Cover

When it comes to books, I’m not afraid to admit that I’m entirely prematurely judgmental.  If the cover of the book looks ugly or uninteresting I’ll pass it by no problem.  It could be the greatest literary work of all time, but if it’s one of those old fashioned boring hard covers with just the […]

An Unexpectedly Good Read

I like reading because it transports me away from reality into a fantasy world.  That doesn’t mean I only read books in the fantasy genre, but it does mean that I like stories that are distinctly fictitious.  I prefer to read a yarn that could be real, but isn’t.  Stories that are rooted in reality, […]