May was made for Reading

Read Making A LifeI haven’t posted much lately because I started a new job at the beginning of May. There have been lots of changes happening at home, and we all needed some time to ease into new routines. I have however been reading.

When I was a student I did a lot of reading but none of it was for pleasure. As an avid reader, I struggled without an escape into a good book. Therein lies my dilemma.

As soon as I finished school I dove into my first read of the year. Reading is a sedentary activity which I probably why I enjoy it so much. The trouble is that I can and will read for hours at a time, and even though my fitness tracker is buzzing, flashing and all but telling me to get off my fat ass I can’t help but read just one more chapter. I balance out this predicament by reading humour. I laugh, I burn calories it’s like a workout, although I can’t find the “reading” setting on my fitness tracker.

Book reviews aren’t really my favourite thing to write but if I am telling you about what I read¬†consider it a recommendation. Also, three of the four books are written by Canadian’s and the fourth is an honorary Canadian so these are perfect for the month leading up to Canada’s 150th.
4_stars.svgOne Brother Shy by Terry Fallis (Canadian!)

  • disclaimer – slight bias because my last name was used in the book but only 4 stars because it was misspelled.
  • second four-star disclaimer – I also won this as an advanced reader copy from Goodreads, but my stars can not be bought with free books so it really is good

4_stars.svgConfessions of a domestic failure by Bunmi Laditan (Canadian!!)

  • I am a Pinterest mom and I still loved it!
  • I read it in 24 hours, my fitness tracker almost caught fire trying to encourage movement

4_stars.svgThe Fashion Committee by Susan Juby

  • I preordered this one and waiting very impatiently for it to arrive, but once it did I threw my fitness tracker into the dryer for a spin and got down to business
  • Eat local, buy local, read local – Susan Juby lives on Vancouver Island!

4_stars.svg I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai (Honorary Canadian)

  • There was zero laughing, but there was crying
  • Honestly, I had a hard time with all the people mentioned, and the history but the message is so important
  • I am amazed by Malala Yousafzai and her determination

 

What are you reading? Tell me I want to know.

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July Reading List

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I always read more in the summer months, as the warm weather draws me outside to sit and soak up the sun. Reading is my perfect warm weather activity, where my mind is engaged and my body is relaxed. I am still taking one masters level course this summer so I am quite surprised that I still read three books in June. I am however shocked that June is over. Seems like the month sped by while I had my head buried in a book.

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June Reading List

IMGP0962Today I was out and about with a book, which is not an uncommon occurrence. I read quite often in public, and even more frequently at home. Nothing makes my happier than having my face buried in a book, under a blanket with a glass of wine. Or outside in the sun depending on the season.

To clarify I mean a real book made of paper not an electronic device. I prefer books because they feel better, and I have a much easier time reading outside with a paper book, the glare on electronic devices is too much. The blanket is homemade and the wine is white, just so that you get the full picture. Continue reading