Sarah Butland

My Review of Sunshine Nails by Mai Nguyen

My Review of Sunshine Nails by Mai Nguyen

A fantastic look at a Canadian community, a family of immigrants and their efforts into making Canada a home for themselves and their children. Sunshine Nails, while a universal story, centers around the Trans who settled in Toronto from their home in Vietnam. Phil and Debbie raised two children, Jessica and Dylan, to be independent […]

Wonderful Surprises Come My Way

Wonderful Surprises Come My Way

I will be the first to express the importance of reviewing a book after reading it, whether you like it or not. Sharing your opinion is not only cathartic but helpful in more ways than you can think of. First, it tells readers that you’re well, reading, what you think of it and if you […]

2024 Is My Year of Writing...

2024 Is My Year of Writing…

And I’m not the only one who knows that. We all understand by now that overnight success really isn’t a thing. Before a name is known and fame is found, there are many battles, challenges, doubts and attempts building up to that moment. Many have said to be patient, that success will come when I […]

My Review of How We Did It by Karl Subban

My Review of How We Did It by Karl Subban

Subban is a popular name these days, even if you don’t watch hockey. P.K. Subban is arguably the most popular, but his brothers, Malcolm and Jordan are right there with him in their skills, talent and drive. A love of hockey is not necessary to love the Subban family and their talents, on and off […]

Do you ever feel imperfect?

Do you ever feel imperfect?

There are times I read a book that I wish I could have read when I was younger. Books that stand out and stand up for their readers by creating characters that are so real and relevant it’s important for their story to be told. When that happens, I am elated that it’s available now […]

Dough and Breadcrumbs

Graduate high school, go onto higher learning, get a job, fall in love, bring home the dough, raise a family, work hard until you can retire and collect pension and then enjoy your freedom from a schedule. Or, if you’re an athlete, change that up and make millions to play a game hen retire at a young age and wonder what else life has to offer.

The system is messed up.

School Visits Are The Best!

School Visits Are The Best!

As an introvert, being at home reading and writing is my habit, so being invited to present and speak about my writing is equally thrilling and nerve-wracking. Until I take the stage. Once I get in front of the crowd and start, it seems like another side of me takes precedence and shines! It has […]