Monthly Archives: May 2017

Just Cool It: The Climate Change and What to do about it By David Suzuki and Ian Hanington (219)

This book is a must read for all Canadians who are interested in this wonderful world of ours and are wondering about climate change and whether it will have long-lasting and devastating effects. There is so much misinformation out there. … Continue reading

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Turning: a Memoir By Jessica J. Lee (218)

This memoir is about how a swimmer conquered all the odds and gained strength and self-confidence like nothing ever did in her life. Jessica Lee swims through all four seasons and especially loves the winter. It would be especially hard … Continue reading

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Weaponized Lies: How to Think Critically in the Post-Truth Era By Daniel J. Levitin (217)

This book is a must-read for all of us, given the ubiquity of information and the seeming difficulty to verify all the information on the internet and web. We are living in a post-truth era. The media have a bias … Continue reading

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Meatless: A Fresh Look at What you Eat Sarah Elton (216)

The reasons why people choose to eat or not to eat meat vary widely. For some, it’s because of their religious beliefs. For others, it’s an issue of animal welfare. And for still others, it can be a question of … Continue reading

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Tell Everyone by Alfred Hermida (215)

This is an important book for our time of technology and sharing. It is a book that will open your eyes and make you much more cognizant of how much information you share every day and week on social media. … Continue reading

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Birds, Art, Life by Kyo Maclear (214)

In this book, celebrated writer Kyo Maclear embarks on a yearlong, big city adventure chasing after birds, and along the way offers a luminous meditation on the nature of creativity and the quest for a good and meaningful life. During … Continue reading

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The Afterlife of Stars by Joseph Kertes (213)

This story is hopeful, daring, life-affirming account that focuses on revolution and family, and a country lost and lives remade. I usually love stories like this. And this one did not disappoint. I was attracted to the book by the … Continue reading

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