Rise! A Girl’s Struggle for More by DiAnn Floyd Boehm

Immediately I was drawn to the story of Ruby and her determination and confidence we should all be eager to have, not to mention her reading nook and love of books. In Rise! A Girl’s Struggle for More, we are brought back to life in the 1920’s and the balance of accepting and questioning societal […]

Three for Trinity by Kevin Major

The third part to the adventures of Private Investigator Sebastian Synard, Three for Trinity delivers intrigue, reality, drama and Newfoundland to the reader. Like many, I read to escape the chaos that is reality, to go to a place and relax in the mystery even if just for a few minutes. While I was hooked […]

By the Light of the Crescent Moon by Ailsa Keppie

To tell you I have read a lot of books seems redundant. To admit that a lot have been forgotten, while few have lived with me through the ages shouldn’t be surprising. This book, Ailsa’s story, aptly names By the Light of the Crescent Moon, is one that will circulate through my every morsel for […]

Sleeping With the Elephants by Anne Louise O'Connell

Sleeping With the Elephants by Anne Louise O’Connell

Anne Louise O’Connell has seen the world and lived in some places a lot of us only dream of visiting and she then she wrote about it, actually, she wrote during it as well. O’Connell, a Canadian from Nova Scotia and now living back in Nova Scotia, spread her wings and abilities to live the […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Failing Upwards: Discover the importance of failure on your way to success (How To Find Success Through Failure) reveals a concept that explains why failing is necessary for progress. Though understood in theory, most of us fear the idea of failing the first time we try and so hesitate or simply never try. This book […]