Ever feel confined by a five-star book rating system and wonder what the ratings actually mean? As it turns out, even major players in the book rating game mean different things when using the five-star system. For example, when comparing Goodreads' star rating definitions with Amazon's, we quickly see that Goodreads' three star-rating is Amazon's… Continue reading Confused About Book Rating Systems? Me too!
Author: Retirement Reflections
Cheater, Cheater, Turkey Eater!
October 10 was our Canadian Thanksgiving. This day fills me with enormous gratitude...and immense fear. Although I enjoy cooking and feel at home in a kitchen, I dread preparing the dishes that traditionally make up this meal. Every. Single. One! Don't get me wrong. I love eating a festive turkey dinner. I just don't like… Continue reading Cheater, Cheater, Turkey Eater!
Stand by Me
Last month, for my Word of the Year Link Up, I wrote about the 'peace of home.' In that post, I included a link to one of my favourite music videos on this theme (here) and invited readers to do the same. I wasn't initially sure if anyone would share a song. If anyone did,… Continue reading Stand by Me
What’s On Your Bookshelf – October?
As with last month, I had HONESTLY planned to take a reading break this month. And exactly like last month, reality did not align with my intentions. Why try to take a reading break when I love reading, you might ask. This Loryn Brantz cartoon sums up my dilemma perfectly! Unlike previous months, all books… Continue reading What’s On Your Bookshelf – October?
What’s On Your Plate this October? Five Ingredient Immune Boosting Soup.
Looking for a quick, easy, healthy lunch with ingredients that you most likely have in your fridge, freezer and pantry? This was me recently when we returned from five weeks away, and I didn't feel like going to the store. Got frozen veggies, lentils, tomatoes, onion and soup broth (or reasonable substitutes)? Then you've got… Continue reading What’s On Your Plate this October? Five Ingredient Immune Boosting Soup.
There’s No Peace Like Home
After being away for 90 days since May 21 (some of this planned, some quite unplanned), words fail me in trying to express my gratitude in returning home. I will borrow this quote from the wise and articulate Maya Angelou. The ache for home is in all of us. The safe place where we can… Continue reading There’s No Peace Like Home
What’s On Your Bookshelf this September?
I had planned to take a Reading Break this month (lots going on). But somehow, I could not resist sneaking in these four books. Once again, they comprised a very mixed reading bag. My September Reads began with a very Proud Mama moment! Title: The Political Ecologies of Landscape: Governing Urban Transformations in Penang.Author: Creighton Connolly.Publisher:… Continue reading What’s On Your Bookshelf this September?
What’s On My Plate: A Divisive Issue
Recently, there has been much online debate over the flood of personal food pics on social media. This caused me some reflection. As my long-suffering husband will gladly confirm, I take heaps of food photos. Once when it was suggested he keep a food diary to deal with a potential allergy, he said, "I don't… Continue reading What’s On My Plate: A Divisive Issue
Cultivating Peace in August
My August Peace Project At the end of July, I found a copy of Altruistic August featured in Women Living Well After 50. Inspired, I borrowed the idea, applied it to my Word of the Year (Peace), aligned it with my current activities calendar and came up with the following. This calendar was super simple… Continue reading Cultivating Peace in August
What’s on Your Bookshelf? August Edition.
Source: Netgalley.comAuthor: Boobie BillieBook's Blurb: When Boobie Billie launched her Instagram Account in December 2019, she was just a dog standing in front of the world asking to wear more colour.My Rating: ****My Review: If you are looking for a fast, fun read that may differ from your usual fare, I highly recommend Becoming Fabulous (scheduled for… Continue reading What’s on Your Bookshelf? August Edition.