Category Archives: Excellence

The Perfection of the Morning by Sharon Butala (114)

This is a memoir-type book about her journey from a career in academe to the West with her new husband. She obviously made a lot of sacrifices. But I am sure there are still things that she misses about her … Continue reading

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9 Lessons I learned from My Father by Dr. Murray Howe (107)

This is a wonderful book that reads like a memoir about a great hockey player: Gordie Howe. Murray was like a lot of sons of great hockey players or leaders in any human field of endeavour, he wanted to be … 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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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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