It Takes Two to Tamure

It Takes Two to Tamure

Memories on the Bounty by Janet Coulter Sanford is a special book for me for many reasons. One of which is that it was written by my grade eleven teacher who encouraged me to write. Second, because it’s a beautiful story of memories relived and the beautiful dance between friendship and history. This non-fiction story […]

Yes, Yes and Yes to From Showing Off to Showing Up by Nancy Regan

Yes, Yes and Yes to From Showing Off to Showing Up by Nancy Regan

From Showing Off to Showing Up: An Impostor’s Journey from Perfect to Present by Nancy Regan is not just a book – it’s an experience. And oh what an experience it was for me. If you have read my previous two most recent blog posts, you know this book poked holes, and wholes, into memories […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Work and More Work by Linda Little

Work and More Work is the first book review that went live on The Pictou Advocates page and I’m so happy I can share it with all of you. Since reading the book and writing the review I was fortunate enough to be taught by Linda and have a deep admiration for her devotion to […]

Touch of Gold

Everyone needs to start over at some point in their life, some do so unwillingly and others with commitment. Jamie, the main human character in Touch of Gold, balanced both as she moved to a new community in Nova Scotia when her parents divorced. As a shy girl, Jamie struggled to find new friends at […]

Heart of Shell by Zara Steen

This novel is a great example of foreshadowing and mastering the art of keeping the reader wanting more. An unusual story, taking on the world of mermaids in a fresh and unique way, Steen weaved a tale of romance, coming of age and self-discovery. Anya, the main character, doesn’t seem to fit into any cookie […]