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Tale As Old As Time

Elena Murzello | Posted 03.27.2017 | Canada
Elena Murzello

You have been there. Scrambling for a last minute gift for a child you barely even know. And while kids nowadays will probably be able to type faster ...

The Collapse Of The Textbook Industry Is A Good Thing

Mike Silagadze | Posted 02.28.2017 | Canada
Mike Silagadze

The world's largest educational publisher, UK-based Pearson PLC, is in crisis. Last month, the company, whose 2015 revenues totalled nearly £4.5 bill...

Books To Get You Through The Winter

The Huffington Post Canada | Chloe Tejada | Posted 02.16.2017 | Canada Living

You'll never want to leave your couch again.

2017 Lionel Gelber Book Prize Shortlist: The World As It Actually Is

Robert Steiner | Posted 02.13.2017 | Canada Living
Robert Steiner

The five finalists in this year's contest for the world's best non-fiction book in English on foreign affairs happen to focus on two themes that preoccupy the White House: Islamism as a disruptive political force and the coexistence of an authoritarian Russia with an increasingly militarized U.S. government.

How To Turn Your Life Story Into A Memoir Worth Reading

Linda Simpson | Posted 02.10.2017 | Canada Living
Linda Simpson

First and foremost answer the question why you want to write your memoir. What is driving your need to write? The memoir you are writing is your story, unique to you. Pack your fear of honesty at the door and answer why this story is important to you. The truth frees you to be who you are honestly -- as a person.

Resiliency Is Not Enough For Many Of Us To Overcome Difficulties

Cea Sunrise Person | Posted 02.07.2017 | Canada Living
Cea Sunrise Person

Resiliency is the ability to recover -- in other words, to return to a prior state of health. That's great, but what if you start life at such a deficit that you never had that state of wellness to begin with? If your life then slides even further downhill as an adult, the best you can hope for under the terms of resiliency is to return to your previous condition.

Are You Ready To Accept Your Call To Adventure?

Steph Jagger | Posted 01.24.2017 | Canada Living
Steph Jagger

What would change if we spent as much time glorifying start lines as we do finish lines? What if we cheered as wildly for people the moment they assumed their position in the starting blocks as we do when they run through the tape at the end of the race?

10 Recipes Inspired By Classic Children's Books

BiteMeMore.com | Posted 01.19.2017 | Canada Parents
BiteMeMore.com

Whether they're your kids or your grandkids, who can resist cuddling up with a great story and delicious snacks with your favourite little person? It's the perfect opportunity to step away from electronics and dig in to some old-fashioned story time and some homemade goodness.

Clash Of The Sinclairs: A Story Of American Socialism And Fascism

Yaël Ossowski | Posted 01.06.2017 | Canada Living
Yaël Ossowski

The grand plans of socialism are doomed once put into practice, several characters surmise, even before the rise of Windrip. But fascism can somehow use that existing path and exploit it for its own.

Diversity In Books: Kind Of A No-Brainer

Romi Moondi | Posted 12.07.2016 | Canada Living
Romi Moondi

We, as a society, are on a streak of consuming content based on totally imagined, impossible-to-relate-to worlds. Indeed, this is us, a human race that's fully accepting of bug-eyed, slimy aliens. And yet... a story that involves a different culture or a different skin colour is simply a little too..."out there?"

The Hidden Life Of Trees: Discover A New Way To Look At Forests

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 10.19.2016 | Canada Impact
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

The forest functions better as a community. Older trees look after young ones, groups of trees will try to rejuvenate stumps, and predators are repelled by the release of toxins and electrical signals to other trees through the forest network of fungi that they are near.

Sharing My Cancer Story Helped Me Rediscover The Magic In Life

Teva Harrison | Posted 09.23.2016 | Canada Living
Teva Harrison

Little by little, I was feeling better, more able to get out of bed, more in control of my own emotions. I was, quite literally, drawing myself out of depression -- the deepest depression I've ever known. With these drawings, I was trying to make sense of how to live with cancer, but I was also trying to work out how to go on living with joy, wonder, and especially hope.

My Copy Of 'Lost Horizon' Is Starting To Show Signs Of Wear And Tear

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 09.14.2016 | Canada Living
Fransi Weinstein

I first read Lost Horizon back in grade school. Don't make me tell you how long ago that was. In those days, we were given a required reading list at the very beginning of the school year. And each time we finished a book we had to hand in a review. All the books were available at the school library.

22 Books We Loved To Read In The '80s

The Huffington Post Canada | Chloe Tejada | Posted 09.13.2016 | Canada Living

Never forget "The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole."

How To Create The Perfect Reading Nook

Simone Katerine | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada Living
Simone Katerine

Taking time to slow down and treat myself to new stories, perspectives and ideas, feels incredible. As someone with a naturally anxious mind, reading is my go-to reset button. Whenever things get foggy in my brain, I can always focus on someone else's words for a few minutes. Re-set. Repeat.

21 Travel Books To Escape Into This Summer

The Huffington Post Canada | Chloe Tejada | Posted 07.19.2016 | Canada Living

Escape into whole new worlds.

Romeo And Juliet Is Now A Choose-Your-Own-Path Story

Michael MacDonald | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Living
Michael MacDonald

I first meet Ryan North, creator of Dinosaur Comics, co-editor of the Machine of Death series, and author of To Be or Not To Be: That is the Adventure, at a recent Toronto reading. North was presenting the sequel to TBoNTB: TitA, a second choose-your-path Shakespeare novel titled Romeo and/or Juliet.

11 Books That Will Inspire Your Kid's Wanderlust

Andrea Traynor | Posted 10.28.2016 | Canada Parents
Andrea Traynor

Whether your kids have racked up enough points to travel to the moon and back, or don't even have passports yet, introducing them to new destinations can be done even on a shoestring budget -- through books. I scoured our local bookstore, grocery store and at-home library to bring you the top 10 books that are sure to ignite the travel bug in your child.

Ex-Mountie Is Now A CEO Giving Away A Million Books

The Huffington Post Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 06.07.2016 | Canada Living

To fight illiteracy among kids.

How To Have The Best Girls' Night Out In NYC

Rebecca Field Jager | Posted 05.31.2016 | Canada Travel
Rebecca Field Jager

Some 60 million tourists visited New York City last year. So when it comes to ladies' getaways know, hospitality-wise, you're in good hands. Recently, Girls' Flight Out landed in the Big Apple to soak up its exciting literary scene. Home to publishing giants, top-notch agents, best-selling authors as well as aspiring scribes, ladies gather your gal pals-- this is Book Club gone wild. And yes, the city is infused with thousands of restaurants, bistros and bars, so there will be plenty of wine available.

No, You Do Have Time To Read

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 05.27.2016 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

Five books a week? Many of my friends are shocked that I can get through so many. "I wish! I simply don't have the time," many of them say... If you've binge watched even one Netflix series, you've had time to read. If you've been on Facebook scrolling through posts from a month ago, you've had time to read.

Single Girl's Guide To Decorating: Do These Design Books Stand The Test Of Time?

Simone Katerine | Posted 05.27.2017 | Canada Living
Simone Katerine

To honour how far I've come, a few months ago I decided to treat myself to a collection of (now classic) home decor books that I've been lusting after since my Rubbermaid bin days. But, as true in both love and books, not everything (or everyone) lives up to your expectations.

Diversity In Canadian Literature Is Long Overdue

Jael Richardson | Posted 05.04.2017 | Canada Living
Jael Richardson

I've wondered what to do about Canada's literary scene for some time. If you follow literary events closely, you'll see a lot of white faces on the lineups and in the promotions. In a multicultural country like Canada, that kind of oversight is a significant problem publishing professionals and festival organizers can't afford to ignore.

New Literary Prize Promotes Women Protagonists

The Huffington Post Canada | Chloe Tejada | Posted 05.05.2016 | Canada Living

Make way for the future Katnisses and Jane Eyres! A new literary prize worth $50,000 US ($63,370 CAD) will honour unpublished works featuring women...

The, I'm Sure I've Got A Book In Me, Book Tour

Meredith Fowke | Posted 04.16.2017 | Canada Living
Meredith Fowke

At one time, I figured it would be easier to write a book of short stories. I don't know why I thought this. Writing multiple stories when you can't write one story is obviously much harder. But I like coming up with titles, and for a while I had some real crackers. My thinking behind creating a title first is that it's a bit like "fill in the blanks."