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
The internet is bursting with resources on networking, interviews, salary negotiation, the whole gamut. I like to read about career and professional development in my spare time so I thought I'd share what I think are some of the best websites for anyone on the job hunt (I'm a student right now so this includes me). If … Continue reading Five Professional Development Sites Every Job-Hunter Needs to Bookmark
It’s Passover, so let’s talk about what it means to be 21st-century Jewish. I am Jewish. I’m an atheist, I don’t speak Hebrew, I never had a bat mitzvah, I don’t go to synagogue and my paternal grandfather was a United Church minister. Still, I am Jewish. I’ve grown accustomed to explaining to people how it is … Continue reading 21st-century Jewish: Pesach
Few endeavours inspire me more than entrepreneurship. The idea of jumping off the safe road to start something meaningful, useful, and real just sounds so cool. As we move through the 21st century, entrepreneurship is gradually becoming the new normal. With the emergence of technology and social media, creative thinkers have more room than ever … Continue reading The Power of Entrepreneurial Thinking