Category Archives: Courage and strength

Listen to the Squawking Chicken by Elaine Lui (39)

This is a wonderful memoir-type of book about the complicated relationship between mother and daughter. When Elaine was growing up, her mother told her Why do you need prepare for the good things to happen? They’re good. They won’t hurt … Continue reading

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How to be a Bawse by Lilly Singh (242)

This is a wonderful book, and I decided to read it just in time to post my last review for this year’s Canadian Book Review Challenge. This is a book that will be of interest to the older teenage girl … Continue reading

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Save Your Mind: Seven Rules to Avoid Dementia by Dr. Antoine Hakim (230)

With dementia and Alzheimer’s increasing at a rapid rate in Canada and the US, this book is an important contribution to the health of Canadians. The positive message is that it is possible to avoid dementia if only we follow … Continue reading

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Smarter, Faster, Better (227)

Smarter, Faster, Better is an important book for everyone who is interested in what it takes to be the most productive person that we can be in all areas of life. Motivation is a popular topic in the literature currently. … 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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