Canada Books

So You Think You're an Expert: Why it Pays to Hire a Pro

Jennifer Pellegrini | Posted 09.29.2014 | Canada Business
Jennifer Pellegrini

We all know someone who thinks they can do anything, even though there are perfectly well-trained, experienced and knowledgeable pros who are ready, willing and able to take on a job. The results can go from the hilarious to the horrifying.

Why I'm Crowdfunding To Write A Book About Alternatives To Tar Sands Pipelines

Ben West | Posted 09.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Ben West

Frankly I think it's at least partially our fault as an environmental movement that this framing has stuck. We haven't focused enough on specific solutions over the years. We have opposed bad ideas like pipelines with vague notions of carbon taxes or non-specific alternative energy projects. We have rarely proposed or even broadly supported specific alternative projects.

How Do You Know If a School Backpack Is Too Heavy?

University of Toronto News | Posted 09.09.2014 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

Backpacks can vary greatly in size, and Cameron also says it's a balance between finding one large enough without overwhelming the person wearing it. As well, the pack should be worn in line with the hip bones rather than being higher up the back or lower down on the buttocks.

Help! My Child Has Hundreds Of Books!

Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada Living

Your child’s favourite bedtime story sits atop a teetering pile of books in their room, gathering dust. It hasn’t been touched for months, because...

30 Things Canadian Authors Can Teach The Rest Of The World About Wisdom

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.02.2014 | Canada Living

Canadian authors refuse to fit into any one category, despite how much we may try to pin them down. Sure, we can now lay claim to a Nobel Prize in ...

Book A Day Calendar: A Month Of Family Reading Suggestions

Posted 06.05.2014 | Canada Living

You know that if you can foster a love of reading in your children at a young age, they’ll have skills and insights that will last them a lifetime. ...

Top Five Tips For Manifesting Your Dream Life

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 06.23.2014 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

In the early 2000s I started to read about the Dalai Lama. It was a revelation to view the world through the eyes of compassion. Venturing to the grocery store, driving in traffic, all became a practice of kindness. Then after I became comfortable with the concepts of Buddhism. I embarked on yoga. This extended my mindfulness. Now I continue to bring these concepts together and combine them with visualization.

How to Succeed In Business Even If You're Canadian

Stanley Bing | Posted 06.22.2014 | Canada Business
Stanley Bing

There is nothing wrong with being Canadian, nor should it be considered an automatic barrier to success. Problems for Canadians are only encountered when the genuine attributes of the Canadian temperament and culture are relegated to subsidiary position to those more accurately deemed American.

18 Grown-Up Lessons From Our Favourite Childhood Books

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 04.02.2014 | Canada Living

We can never be too old for our favourite childhood books. No matter how many times we read them, they can still bring that nostalgic feeling of b...

'Pornographic' Book Should Be Banned: B.C. Dad

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.27.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A father of four in B.C. says an American coming-of-age book is "pornographic," and should be banned from the Kamloops/Thompson School District. De...

Can a Book Have a Bucket List? This One Does

Beverley Golden | Posted 04.24.2014 | Canada
Beverley Golden

It's probably not too far a stretch to say that most of us are familiar with the concept of a bucket list. Places we long to visit, dreams yet to com...

Reading Bingo Challenge 2014

Retreat by Random House | Posted 03.10.2014 | Canada Living
Retreat by Random House

When facing a new year filled with so many possibilities for resolutions, sometimes it's hard to know where to start. Do you want to challenge yourself to read more in the coming year? What about to read more widely? And where's the motivation to stay on track? Bingo--that's where!

The 40 Books I Read in 2013

Rebecca Zamon | Posted 03.07.2014 | Canada Living
Rebecca Zamon

It's that time again, when I run down the books that I read throughout the year. Much to my chagrin, I did not hit my usual goal of 52, which I entirely blame on having a baby. Babies have a way of stealing time, and apparently, of letting you read books that are completely not worth whatever free minutes you have. You'll see what I mean below.

Massey College, Mastery and Senator Segal

Neil Seeman | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada
Neil Seeman

Senator Hugh Segal, CM will retire from the Upper Chamber to embrace the post of Master of Massey College in the University of Toronto. To most Canadi...

New Year's Resolution: Getting Your Teen to Read for Pleasure

Christine Stock | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada
Christine Stock

Ask any high school teacher you know: there are certain questions from parents that come up time and time again during parent-teacher interviews. The most common ones are usually marks related, but English teachers will tell you that parents also want to know how they can foster the joy of reading in teens who claim to "hate" books and wouldn't read one if their lives depended on it.

Put These 8 Leadership Books Under the Tree

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 02.14.2014 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

A quick Google search will yield a number of lists for the best management books, so let's not waste our time on the undisputed classics. Here are a few recommendations that are a little less obvious.

As a Man, I No Longer Feel the Need to Apologize For Crying

Lawrence D. Elliott | Posted 02.04.2014 | Canada
Lawrence D. Elliott

I recently contributed a personal story to a book titled 101 Awesome Things To Do For Someone Who's Sick. Created by actor and award-winning author El...

On Being Writer-ish

Lori Gard | Posted 02.03.2014 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

There is a little book in stores this holiday season called ish. And this little picture book written by Peter H. Reynold has crossed my path several ...

What Depression Really Feels Like

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 02.03.2014 | Canada Living
Elizabeth Hawksworth

To many people with depression, Sadness is a physical place, and I'm someone who lived there for many years and was able to make the journey back. That's why reading this book, by Anne Theriault of The Belle Jar Blog, resonates with me so much. Everyone's experience is different, but the depths of depression are pretty much the same no matter how you get there.

10 Canadian Books Every Guy Should Read

AmongMen.com | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
AmongMen.com

Canada is full of great books in every genre, a lot of them under-publicized. Here is a list of ten books, ranging from novels to poetry, philosophy and picture books, all by Canadians and published within the last century, to expand both mind and bookshelf.

SavvyMom Roundup: the Flu Shot, Online Shopping and Rob Ford

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 11.06.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Statistics on moms, a reminder to get the flu shot, raising readers, a new place to shop and a very brief crack at the Mayor is what I've got this wee...

Vancouver's City-Wide Book Drive has Begun

Cory Ashworth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Cory Ashworth

A Good Book Drive inspires Vancouverites to donate a new copy of their favourite kids' book with the next generation of readers. The second annual drive aims to collect 3,000 books by the end of the month for the Frontier College Waiting Room Literacy Pilot project.

Season Of Reading: Getting Your Kids Ready To Read This Fall

Posted 11.26.2013 | Canada Living

Autumn is here and the kids are back in school. It’s the perfect time to get them excited about reading, after a summer that may have been filled wi...

The Writer's Writing Place

Vicki Murphy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Vicki Murphy

Apparently most writers have a special place to, you know, write. George Bernard Shaw had a hut that he could rotate so he was always in the sun. Roal...

Why You Simply Have to Date a Girl Who Reads

Jennifer Soutar | Posted 12.28.2013 | Canada Living
Jennifer Soutar

A woman who reads will feel no hesitation when accepting your coffee invitation. She's read this story before. You will talk about your lives during the in between. She will find comfort in your intonation. She appreciates tone, syntax and timing, and welcomes subtle moments of silence and awkward spurts of simultaneous sentence starting.