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September 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Bookseller

Seeing this book on several “best of 2015 so far” lists, I jumped at the chance to pick it up at my local library. Kitty is a bookseller who co-owns … Continue reading

September 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Edge…

In honor of a special day, a memory of an amazing concert!

August 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Graffiti Alley

I finally found Graffiti Alley.  So much awesomeness!

August 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Shopping Haven

One of my favorite shopping streets in the world.  My paper store, my book store, my food store…

August 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Who Moved My Cheese

It’s generally my practice that when you know what your boss is reading (work wise), it’s always smart to be reading the same thing.  This led to my reading of … Continue reading

August 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Trinity Bellwoods

The gate to the great park.

August 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

MOCCA

Tucked back from the trendy West Queen West is the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art.

August 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

At The Water’s Edge

This book is getting good reviews, so I picked up the audio book when I saw it at the library. You may know Sara Gruen from her hit Water for … Continue reading

August 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Michael Snow

Shopping and art in combination.

August 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Books I’ve Read This Year

Fiction (33)

Landline - Rainbow Rowell (3 1/2)

The Lowland - Jhumpa Lahiri (3 1/2)

Three Day Road - Joseph Boyden (4)*

And the Dark and Sacred Night - Julia Glass (4)*

The Signature of All Things - Elizabeth Gilbert (4)

The Beautiful Mystery - Louise Penny ( 3 1/2)

Saving Grace - Jane Green ( 3 1/2)

Orphan Train - Christina Baker Kline (4)*

The Boston Girl - Anita Diamant (3 1/2)

The Rosie Effect - Graeme Simsion (3 1/2)

Lila - Marilynne Robinson (4)*

All The Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr (4)

Swindle - Gordon Korman (4)

The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins (4)

The Story Hour - Thrity Umrigar (4)

Heat Wave - Nancy Thayer (4)

Station Eleven - Emily St. John Mandel (4 1/2)*

The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt (4)

A Spool of Blue Thread - Anne Tyler (3 1/2)

Swapping Lives - Jane Green (4)

Tempting Fate - Jane Green (3)

We Are Called to Rise - Laura McBride (3)

Colorless Life of Tsukuru Tazaki - Haruki Murakami (3 1/2)

Big Little Lies - Liane Moriarty (4)*

Family Pictures - Jane Green (3)

At The Water's Edge - Sarah Gruen (3 1/2)

God Help the Child - Toni Morrison (3 1/2)

A Tale for the Time Being - Ruth Ozeki (4 1/2)*

The Bookseller - Cynthia Swanson (3 1/2)

The Nightingale - Kirstin Hannah (4 1/2)*

The Beach Club - Elin Hilderbrand (4)

The Rumor - Elin Hilderbrand (3 1/2)

We Were Liars - E. Lockhart (4)*

Non-Fiction (18)

Long Mile Home - Helman & Russell

This Is The Story Of A Happy Marriage - Ann Patchett*

Stitches - Anne Lamott

Lean In - Sheryl Sandberg*

Yes Please - Amy Poehler*

Beyond Paycheck to Paycheck - Michael Rubin*

Searching for Sunday - Rachel Held Evans

Simplicity - Richard Rohr*

My Big Bottom Blessing - Teasi Cannon

Every Day I Fight - Stuart Scott

My Beloved World - Sonia Sotomayor*

Storm Surge - Adam Sobel

Still Foolin' 'Em - Billy Crystal

Who Moved My Cheese? - Spencer Johnson*

Do Over - Jon Acuff*

The Power of Now - Eckhart Tolle

The Power of Habit - Charles Duhigg*

Dead Wake - Erik Larson

* highly recommended

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