Just a Little Run Around the World

Guess what this book is about? Yes, Rosie Swale Pope really did run around the world, alone, on a continuous journey – including through Siberia, Alaska, and Greenland during the winters! It took her five years and 53 pairs of shoes, and when she was finished, she was 61 years old. She is my new hero. On her 32,000 km […]

Continue reading

The Law of Diminishing Intent

I heard of the Law of Diminishing Intent a few days ago, and my first thought was, “Wow. There’s an actual law for this?” Yes. Yes, there is. This is the principle behind it: We have a great new book idea that is going to change the world. It’s important, it’s beautiful, it’s simply amazing… OR We’re going to get […]

Continue reading

Think Like A Fiction Reader

“Think Like A Freak” by Steven D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner: Loved the stats. Loved the examples. Loved the entertaining writing. The book just sped by. What it’s about: Most humans make decisions without using much original thought. We’re hardwired to think a certain way, and because of it, our thinking is predictable and we have common blind spots. […]

Continue reading

Three Years to “Sweep Off”

I’ve been wanting to read Eat Pray Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert for ages, and yet it sat by my bedside table for far longer than I care to admit, mainly because I’d seen the movie and so it was hard to justify the time to read it as well. Thank you “42 books” goal for that justification! I have now read […]

Continue reading

So Many Supers!

I picked up Whisper, by Phoebe Kitanidis, from my daughter’s shelf. She is fifteen, so as you might guess, Whisper is a Young Adult novel. The story was entertaining, fast moving, had a nice mix of action and drama, plus family and friend relationships, and even a budding romance. My daughter loved it and I was entertained by it, so […]

Continue reading

What’s Wrong With A Bit of Fun?

Godiva, by Nicole Galland The awesome cover drew my eye and I snatched it off the New Books shelf at the library last week. I started reading eagerly – and kept reading because of this blog commitment. Note to self: Think twice about following a profound book with one that is light and fun. However, about an hour into the book, […]

Continue reading

Racism, Residential Schools, and Hockey

Indian Horse, by Richard Wagamese First thing I want to say: Richard Wagamese is an amazing writer. This book is so well written that I didn’t want it to end, despite the tough subject matter. Second, this isn’t a book about a horse. It’s a book about racism, residential schools, and hockey. The residential school parts were as difficult as […]

Continue reading

42 Books

My newest venture: 42 books in 52 weeks! Why 42? Because, “the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything is 42” – at least according to Douglas Adams who wrote The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.  Also, it gives me 10 weeks to fiddle around and procrastinate. ? But why do it at all? First, I’m […]

Continue reading

The Foundation of Success

I had a new blog post all written and ready to post, and then I came across this video. It’s only 10 minutes long, and I recommend it to anyone who wants success for themselves or their children. Yes, it’s that important! Enjoy!

Continue reading

To My Brilliant Subscribers

Yes, I have questions – for you! What is your biggest challenge, in relation to what I can give to you in this blog? What do you want to see here? Do you want to learn writing/publishing stuff, dream about travel adventures, recieve food for thought from my random insights, or be entertained by my misadventures (and I have lots […]

Continue reading