Poles Apart by Canadian Author Terry Fallis

I have never loved a story as much as felt frustrated by it in the same way as I did with Poles Apart which just makes me like it even more. A story about a male feminist who is fighting for equality through his words. A freelancer, only child, son of divorced parents and someone […]

Dying Season by Rebecca MacFarlane

I am so happy to celebrate the relaunch of Canadian author from New Brunswick Rebecca MacFarlane with Dying Season. After putting writing aside for a bit to focus on her family, MacFarlane has a plan to emerge with a punch and this book packs a lot! The premise of the story line, a virus that […]

Reality and The Positive Power of Perspective by Aaron Bethune

When I first learned about the Bethune family through an article printed in Ah! At Home on the North Shore I knew I needed to reach out. Life, especially over the past almost two years, hasn’t been easy for many of us, so being introduced to a lovely family through Calligraphy was welcome. The article […]

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 […]

What Can $5 Do For You?

What Can $5 Do For You?

With the rising prices of practically everything these days, it’s so hard to make even $5 stretch very far but, if done right, could do so much for someone. Instead of buying a couple of coffees at your local chain for a minute or two of enjoyment I would like you to consider how far […]

Losing It At 40 by Sarah Butland

Losing It At 40 by Sarah Butland

Celebrate my launch of my first ever romance novel and download the book today and review it tomorrow. Pretty please! With icing on top! Losing It At 40: Being alone, a virgin and comfortable in her own skin, Annie, like a lot of us, dreads turning forty. Turning forty tends to mean more challenges physically, […]

Good Food, Bad Diet: The Habits You Need to Ditch Diet Culture, Lose Weight, and Fix Your Relationship with Food Forever by Abby Langer

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I debated giving this book four stars but really, as I feel it’s 4.5 star worthy I rounded up (she is Canadian afterall).

My hesitation was that this book didn’t seem to give any direct instruction so, after reading it, I’m left wondering what to add to my grocery list. That being said, Langer addressed this exemption of a list because they tend to include a bizarre list of ingredients that don’t fit everyone’s tastes or budgets.

I do applaud this Canadian author for her brutal honesty and tell it like it is approach, including vulgarity that really makes you take a step back but then dive in.

This isn’t a diet book or a recipe book, the author doesn’t tell her readers what to do and what not to do save for adding foods you like to the list. It is a self help book that guides the reader to ignore the hype of fad diets, to love food and to boost their confidence in all choices – especially high value ones.

Upon reading a couple of pages I knew a few friends this book could be for, to help them let go of their obsession, their guilt and welcome who they are and how they treat themselves. It’s how I’ve been treating myself, too and, after this book, I’m over it. I will focus on increasing the value of myself and, in doing so, the sustenance I choose without the excuses of needing it in the house for others.

Highly recommend if you can stomach the brutal truths and I think you can!



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Throw Down Your Shadows by Deborah Hemming

I blindly picked up this book, with no pretense or idea what it was about or who it was targeted towards. I admit this because I hesitated reading in but am so very glad I did! Sometimes new books and new authors can surprise you and Deborah Hemming did just that with Throw Down Your […]

Jack Fitzgerald's Treasury of Newfoundland Stories

Jack Fitzgerald’s Treasury of Newfoundland Stories

Published by Creative Book Publishing in Newfoundland, Canada, Fitzgerald dives deeply into the mysteries an mayhem of the province before it was a part of this country as well as after with his collection of stories in Treasury of Newfoundland Stories True Crime & Adventure Volume I. Mayhem described was caused both by people and […]