"There are certain advantages to being outcast," said Zacharias. "One is set at liberty from many anxieties. There is no call to worry about what others will think, when they already think the worst." - Sorcerer to the Crown, a Sorcerer Royal novel Late in 2015, a friend sent me this article and recommend that … Continue reading Held by Bonds of Gratitude
Growing up, Christmas Day wasn't the most important day for me. My family did have a small artificial Christmas tree, a few decorations here and there and Christmas lights; but the majority of my memories on December 25th are calm, quiet and peaceful. I've only very recently learned that is not typical. Here's the thing. My mom was … Continue reading Blended Holidays for Blended Families
On May 5th we (my bf and I) got a new kitten. We adopted her from the Toronto Humane Society, she was part of a litter of three. She is a scrawny, squirmy little tortoise shell cat named Bowie. Yes she is named after David Bowie and she is nearly seven-months-old. I know, awesome right? Bowie … Continue reading #LittleBowieCat
I spent this weekend completely reorganizing my bookshelves. I have a lot of books, mostly thanks to growing up in an academic household (my parents are professors) and of course because of my English degree. I also have a bit of a book obsession. I've acquired books over the years by purchasing them on a whim, … Continue reading Bookshelves
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