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5 Books To Read This Summer

I’ve been a bookworm for as long as I can remember. Of all the gifts my mother bestowed upon me throughout my life, a love of reading is perhaps the greatest. She instilled a love for the written word in me from the very beginning and today, I couldn’t imagine my life without books. They […] Read more…

American Express Offers Entertainment on Cloud 10 at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport

Over the past eight years, I’ve had the good fortune of traveling more than I ever thought possible. My husband and I have travelled to over 50 countries as a couple and there’s still so much world yet to see! Being frequent travellers, we’ve learned a lot about how to make travel easier and less […] Read more…

Summer Reading: Linwood Barclay

Last summer, a girlfriend of mine mentioned that she’d just read a book by Linwood Barclay and my curiosity was instantly piqued. Growing up, my mom always read Barclay’s column in the Toronto Star and many a night, over family dinner, she’d read his column to us. The columns I remember were humorous and anecdotal, […] Read more…

Reading Now: Testimony

I read Anita Shreve’s The Pilot’s Wife (Little, Brown and Company, 2001) 12 years ago. I enjoyed it enough and it put Anita Shreve on my radar. But in the years to come, none of the reviews of her new books enticed me enough to read them. Recently, I read a review of her book […] Read more…

Reading Now: Sutton

I just finished reading Pulitzer Prize winner J.R. Moehringer’s book Sutton (Hyperion, 2012) about bank robber Willie Sutton. Sutton (1901-1980) had an impressive 40-year career as one of America’s most notorious bank robbers. Starting in the 1920s, Sutton robbed an estimated 100 banks, with a cash grab exceeding about $2 million. But, despite his talent […] Read more…

Reading Now: Midnight’s Children

Fifteen years ago, my girlfriends and I started a book club. All avid readers, it was the perfect excuse for regular get-togethers that involved book discussions, tea and quality time together. Our book club lasted 10 years before we broke up – marriage, kids, fulltime jobs … all these things added up to mean that […] Read more…

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