Sarah Butland

From Showing Off to Showing Up by Nancy Regan

Still not yet a review, just a moment that I was inspired to share and show up for. There are many similarities I’m finding, within the stories in From Showing Off to Showing Up and this particular one brought back a situation I am not proud of. One, like Nancy’s, is a moment that ripped […]

Taking Action Based on From Showing Off to Showing Up by Nancy Regan

I heard so much of this book and the fabulous author that I had to get it. I wasn’t exactly sure it would be for me, however, as I naively never really saw myself as a show off or having the need to be a great public speaker. I was wrong. I hate and love […]

The Power of Literacy

The Power of Literacy

If you know me at all, it comes as no surprise that I love books, reading, writing and promoting them. I also have a son who goes by “Wild Willie” for his book review YouTube channel. Nova Scotia is also our home. So… volunteering for River John, Nova Scotia’s Read by the Sea Literary Festival […]

Not As Special As You Said I Would Be

Not As Special As You Said I Would Be

Growing up being consumed with the feeling of being special was both a blessing and a curse.  I was “the real child “, “the baby”, “the perfect one” yet I could do wrong and boy, was that wrong. I remember distinctly my brother telling me he predicted I would be beat up because I thought […]

Five Stars for James Mullinger

Five Stars for James Mullinger

Brit Happens: Or Living The Canadian Dream is much more than a story of a boy who found love and his home in Canada. This is a story of a dream, many risks and some obscure rewards. I loved this book, not because of being familiar with the names dropped throughout but because it is […]

Canadian Children's Book Week

Canadian Children’s Book Week

In celebration of Canadian Children’s Book Week, my son (AKA Wild Willie) is hosting a giveaway and you’re invited! For your chance to win a copy of Lawrence Hill’s new middle grade fiction novel Beatrice and Croc Harry. To enter please visit a Rafflecopter giveaway and take advantage of the options to have the chance […]

Peace By Chocolate, My Review and More

Peace by Chocolate: The Hadhad Family’s Remarkable Journey from Syria to Canada by Canadian author Jon Tattrie is a wealth of information, emotion and motivation. This book is more than the story of Tareq, the first of his family to escape Syria and arrive in Canada. It’s much more than the tale and woes of […]