#MARM: Intro to The Handmaid’s Tale Read-Along – Spoiler Free!

“Don't let the bastards grind you down.” “When we think of the past it's the beautiful things we pick out. We want to believe it was all like that.” "Sanity is a valuable possession; I hoard it the way people once hoarded money. I save it, so I will have enough, when the time comes.” … Continue reading #MARM: Intro to The Handmaid’s Tale Read-Along – Spoiler Free!

Margaret Atwood Reading Month: Quotations #MARM

This month, I have discovered that Margaret Atwood seems to have a wise word for just about everything. Let's have a look... Youth: "When you're young, you think everything you do is disposable. You move from now to now, crumpling time up in your hands, tossing it away. You're your own speeding car. You think you … Continue reading Margaret Atwood Reading Month: Quotations #MARM

Quotes From Canada – Canadian Non-fiction

Jennifer from Literal Life brought this article in The Globe and Mail to my attention about the difficulties of finding enough funds for Canadian non-fiction writers to write their books. Some of the big non-fiction books in Canada have only come about because they have received international funding. It saddens me to think about the … Continue reading Quotes From Canada – Canadian Non-fiction

Quotes From Canada; Gillian Deacon

I recently read and reviewed Gillian Deacon's book Naked Imperfection. Here is one tiny, little quote from that book that made me nod my head emphatically. This is my kind of thinking. Busy is the modern epidemic. She goes on to say that "being busy is a competitive sport". If you ask someone how they are doing they … Continue reading Quotes From Canada; Gillian Deacon