What To Read – Let’s Pretend This Never Happened

I haven’t posted a ‘must read’ on here lately – mainly because I haven’t had much time to read…

that and I’ve been binge watching the Good Wife.

I did finish a book last week though and I had to pass it along:


Must read - Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

When Jenny Lawson was little, all she ever wanted was to fit in. That dream was cut short by her fantastically […]

2018-06-18T13:41:40-04:00September 23rd, 2015|BOOKS, For me|2 Comments

How to Get Kids to Read – the 100 Chapters Challenge

There must be something your kids want.

Some treat or experience or object that they have whined for? (yeah right – what don’t they want right?)

Kind of like how you whine to them about cleaning their rooms and keeping up with their summer reading?

If you are struggling to get kids to read, then perhaps this 100 Chapters Challenge will incentivize them to start.

This challenge can work out for both of you – keeping their brains sharp over summer vacay and […]

Best Book Club Reads for the Summer

I have this friend…

A friend that I’ve never met in person, but who contacted me out of the blue one day offering up her brilliant infographics.

She’s been responsible for the Best Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint, Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Car, and for today’s gorgeous infographic (and information)

Best Book Club Reads for the Summer.

Best Book Club Reads Image courtesy of Kate Nolan and Norm […]

2018-06-18T13:42:06-04:00July 8th, 2015|BOOKS, For me|0 Comments

Book Review: Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

Part of the Women at Play group consists of a book club.

You can participate or not – there’s no obligation – but a new title is given to you each month to try out, and then a coffee night is scheduled for the third Thursday of each month to get together and discuss the book, (or just get together.)

This “homework” is ideal for me.  I’ve slipped off of the reading wagon this past year, but it’s something I really […]

2015-06-08T14:19:21-04:00June 10th, 2015|BOOKS, For me|5 Comments

Book Review: The Goldfinch

Book Review: The Goldfinchby Donna Tartt

I bought this book because it was a “Heather’s Pick” – and I usually enjoy her taste in books.  It’s also a New York Times Bestseller and a Pulitzer Prize Winner – so it has to be good right?

Synopsis: The Goldfinch click image for link to Chapters Indigo review


It sounds spectacular in the […]

2017-11-03T13:02:15-04:00May 6th, 2015|BOOKS|0 Comments

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Have you heard of The Life-changing magic of tidying up?

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up


Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 10.23.29 AM Synopsis courtesy of Chapters.Indigo.ca – click image for link.

Neither had I until one of my favourite organizing bloggers mentioned it.  She didn’t review the book, just commented in passing that she loved it.  There’s a reason bloggers are called “Influencers” […]

2017-11-03T13:07:45-04:00May 5th, 2015|BOOKS, CLEAN, ORGANIZE|1 Comment

100 Chapters Challenge

Last year I told you about a 100 Books Challenge that I put to the girls.

Both of them liked hearing stories, but neither one was all that motivated to read themselves.  I put the challenge out to them to read 100 books (small, kindergarten-type books) and once they reached the last book they could choose a prize.