Books, What's On Your Bookshelf?

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?

Books, What's On Your Bookshelf?

What’s On Your Bookshelf? Netgalley and More!

Netgalley Sometimes I swear that I live under a rock--a very big one. I just discovered Netgalley... and that the world isn't flat. Seriously, who knew?! For others unfamiliar with Netgalley, it helps readers discover and recommend new books. Publishers provide free digital review copies to the Netgalley community in exchange for honest reviews. Win-win!… Continue reading What’s On Your Bookshelf? Netgalley and More!

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What’s On Your Bookshelf? The June Edition.

Bleak House, Charles Dickens • My apologies for being MIA in recent weeks. I went from a planned blogging break to a family emergency which has required much time and attention. I am hoping to gradually re-enter the blogging world with this post. In honour of Charles Dickens' June 9 birthday, Yvette from Prior House… Continue reading What’s On Your Bookshelf? The June Edition.

Books, What's On Your Bookshelf?

Why Join A Book Club?

Book Club/Reading Benefits (according to research) Boost Memory and Cognition (Source)Increase Social Skills (Source)Reduce Stress and Anxiety (Source) (Source)Increase Longevity (Source) (Source) Improve Your Quality of Life (Source) Book Club Benefits (according to me) A Chance to Discuss Your Recent Reads/Share a Love of ReadingConnect SociallyMake New FriendsAfternoon or Evening OutExpand Your Reading HorizonsGain New… Continue reading Why Join A Book Club?

'Friendly Friday Challenge', Books, Travel, What's On Your Bookshelf?

What’s On Your Bookshelf Meets Friendly Friday Challenge: Favourite Travel Book

My husband accuses me of having had a humour bypass. I swear that man laughs at everything. And don't get me started about his reaction to Far Side. His single glance at that Gary Larson cartoon can make someone in the other room rush to call 911. Me? I smile in my mind. Sometimes. But… Continue reading What’s On Your Bookshelf Meets Friendly Friday Challenge: Favourite Travel Book

Friendship, What's On Your Bookshelf?

Female Friendships in Life & Literature

I've been thinking a great deal about female friendships recently -- the ebb and flow, the inexplicable ties that bind, the diversity -- and how each relationship (despite its length or size) adds to who we become -- often without us realizing it. While reflecting on friendship, I began to notice this topic explored in… Continue reading Female Friendships in Life & Literature