Sarah Butland

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel My rating: 5 of 5 stars I hesitated giving 5 stars only because I wanted more. Not my usual genre of choice, I read this for a book club and really quite enjoyed it. The twists through time and tragedy, through a plague and before the plague, characters […]

Oakwood Island: The Awakening by Angella Cormier and Pierre C. Arsenault

While this is the sequel to Oakwood Island, it has been awhile since I read the first book and it all came flooding back. I also realized reading the first book beforehand wouldn’t be necessary to the understanding (?) of this story though it’s recommended. The mysteries of Oakwood Island go far beyond what one […]

We Will All Be Received by  Leslie Vryenhoek

We Will All Be Received by Leslie Vryenhoek

We All Will Be Received by Leslie Vryenhoek My rating: 5 of 5 stars I had no idea what to expect but, as cliche as it was, was hooked immediately. The characters were real, the setting of Newfoundland was brought to life and the story, while hopefully extreme in some cases, was overall very sweet, […]

Yoga and Meditation in the Library by Jenn Carson

Yoga and Meditation in the Library by Jenn Carson

Yoga and Meditation at the Library: A Practical Guide for Librarians by Jenn Carson My rating: 5 of 5 stars Practical, useful, inspiring and thorough – this book offers everything you need and more to host a Yoga event in your community. Not just for librarians, this book can be used by anyone hoping to […]

Feck Perfuction by James Victore

Feck Perfuction by James Victore

As the title implies, this book is about being creative, forgetting being a perfectionist and just doing! Here is my Goodreads review: Feck Perfuction: Dangerous Ideas on the Business of Life by James Victore My rating: 5 of 5 stars Absolutely what I needed to read right now, for personal as well as professional gains. […]

It’s Elf Time…

In the houses of many, December 1st doesn’t just mean it’s closer to Christmas, winter, or the change of the month it’s Elf Arrival time. While I adore the creativity behind each story and it gets people talking about traditions which is lovely, who has the time?! My son, now 10, has been asking for […]

One for the Rock by Kevin Major

A murder mystery I finished Halloween night as it better set the mood for the conclusion of the well-written story published by Breakwater Books. Set in Newfoundland, fitting for the title, the story takes Sebastian through a journey like no other and none he ever expected. A former teacher, he now makes his money as […]

Another Question from the Series

Wait for a publisher or self-publish? That will all depend on you and how long you want to wait. Both have perks, all have drawbacks. I’m independently published which is grouped with self-publishing. It’s an uphill battle with regards to getting respect and recognition. For example, I was welcomed to the Writers in the Schools […]