Around this time last year, two of my girlfriends mentioned that they were listening to audiobook recordings of Harry Potter. I was blown away by the very notion of such a thing. I read Harry Potter obsessively from the ages of 10 to 18 and then hardly touched the series for nearly seven years. However, last … Continue reading Stephen Fry Reading Harry Potter Will Change Your Life
One of my favourite quotes from one of my favourite poems in one of my favourite books.
For the past year, I've volunteered as Literature for Life's media relations coordinator and have since fallen in love with the organization. Literature for Life is a local Toronto charity that works with marginalized young moms in the city to help them build literacy skills through its reading circles program. The organization also recently launched a blog on … Continue reading Jane Eyre and the Power of Ambition
Gloria Roheim McRae is no ordinary 29-year-old. Not only is she an experienced professional with a wealth of knowledge and skills, a Master’s degree, and her own business... she is unapologetic in everything she does. I had the pleasure of meeting Gloria earlier this year when she and I were involved in the same project (a … Continue reading #BYOBBook: Not Just for the Self-Employed
Hermione Jean Granger, You don’t know me, but I first met you when I was 10 years old, (you were 11). You appeared in a novel of mine called Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. You showed up on the Hogwarts Express with your bushy hair proudly puffing outward, wearing your school robes, looking for … Continue reading An Open (Love) Letter to Hermione Granger
You have probably heard some of the buzz around Sheryl Sandberg's powerful book: Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. Sheryl Sandberg is the COO of Facebook, a former executive at Google, a Harvard grad, Florida-native who loves business, women and family. Her NY Times bestseller offers practical advice and insight applicable to … Continue reading Sheryl Sandberg’s Best Advice: Don’t Leave Before You Leave