This past weekend, a friend of mine from my exchange in England days chopped off her long locks for cancer research and in support of her mom who has stage 4 lung cancer that has spread to other parts of her body.
Hubby and I were having dinner with friends last weekend, when the topic of books came up—specifically print versus e-readers. The couple whose home we were at, Christine and Mike, have opposing views. They are both avid readers but she still prefers actual books, while he, after receiving one for Christmas, is a new convert to e-readers. Up to now, I was like Chris, just real books for me, thank you.
OC editor Gary concedes that fact-checking can be fun
Fact-checking is not one of my favourite activities here at Our Canada, but a necessary one. Adding some degree of fun to the often-labourious task is the fact that, every now and then, while browsing the Internet in search of confirmation of various aspects of a story, I stumble upon items that just blow me away.
Tom Sukanen and the ocean-going vessel he built from scratch in the middle of the Prairies during the Great Depression—with the intention of cruising her back to his native Finland—is a case in point.
Have you heard of reading bingo? I hadn’t until I came across not one, but two reading bingo cards. The first was from CBC, which challenges you to read books by CBC hosts, CBC literary prize winning books and so on.
The tree is down, the twinkling lights have gone dark and summer vacation is a long, long, long way away. Like a lot of people, I find getting back to normal life after all the Christmas festivities kind of dreary. Let’s face it, after a week (in my case, two weeks) of holiday parties, family time, eating and drinking, sleeping in and generally just kicking back, it’s tough to face reality.