Category Archives: Excellence

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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The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A spiritual fable about fulfilling your dreams and reaching your destiny by Robin Sharma (190)

This is a book for our time and about our time. Many of us, professional and non-professional, alike are caught in a rut of our own making. Busyness and noise has taken over our lives. We want more and more … Continue reading

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The Debt-Free Lifestyle by Christine Conway (150)

This is a book that every Canadian who owns a house and mortgage should read. It is a book for our times, given that most of us are very heavily in debt. The good news that this book offers is … Continue reading

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Anne Hebert: Collected Later Novels by Anne Hebert (132)

This is another author that I decided to give a try over the holidays. She is another author from Quebec that tweaked my attention. However, now that I have sampled her writing in this book, I will probably look her … Continue reading

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Montreal Stories by Mavis Gallant (129)

This is the second book I read by Mavis Gallant during the Christmas holiday!  And this book did not disappoint either. There is nothing like sinking your mind and heart into a book of short stories like this. They are … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Life: The Margaret Laurence Lectures (112)

This is a great book about the 25th anniversary of the Lecture Series. It brings the best writers and everything that they say is necessary for a writer’s life. Some of the stories are humorous. Others are more serious. But … Continue reading

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Life in Balance: A Fresher Approach to Eating by Donna Hay (84)

This is a wonderful book about how to eat right and how to create balance in our lives. Balance is necessary to feel happy and energized. This is especially the case when it comes to our kitchen which always seems … Continue reading

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