I went to our annual Canadian Federation of University Women Book Sale last weekend and came home with these. Last year, my pile looked like this. This weekend, I just happened by a used book sale at the local museum. This pile cost me $4.50. I almost felt guilty about it. “She had … Continue reading Quotes From Canada; Michael Ondaatje (+ new books!)
After reading Adult Onset, I was reminding myself of Ann-Marie MacDonald's first two books that I read so long ago, and I came across these two quotes about reading. Both are from The Way the Crow Flies. Afterwards, in bed with a book, the spell of television feels remote compared to the journey into the page. To … Continue reading Quotes From Canada; Ann-Marie MacDonald
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
“A creative mess is better than idle tidiness.” ― Michael J. Fox
Happy Canada Day! Pierre Berton, a great Canadian writer who lived from 1920-2004, once said: A Canadian is someone who knows how to make love in a canoe without tipping it.
Today I turn 40! And Margaret Atwood provides the perfect quote to how I feel most of the time. Another belief of mine: that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise. Does anyone else ever feel this way?
I'm adding this new feature to my blog, so that when I come across a quote that has made me smile or made me think, I will be able to share it. Most of the time, my quotes will be Canadian, in keeping with the main theme of my blog. My first quote comes from … Continue reading Quotes from Canada; Tom Rachman