Weddings are wonderful; newlywed life is exciting and full of life, but marriage... marriage is hard. Don't get me wrong. I'm happily married and wouldn't trade my husband for any other partner, but being married can be work. Figuring out one another's strengths, weaknesses, habits, tics, … [Read more...]
What I’m Reading: Let’s Hear It For the Girls
My nine-year-old daughter is a voracious reader of series. She has plowed through everything from Magic Tree House to Chris Colfer's Land of Stories trilogy, and she loves finding a series that gets her hooked. Recently she started Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series, and since I remember the summer … [Read more...]
6 Great End Of Summer Reads
It's true that the days are getting shorter, and the nights a little cooler, but there are still 33 days of summer left. That's plenty of time to grab a great book and park yourself on a back deck, hammock, beach or Muskoka chair to indulge in a little summer reading. Fortunately for you, I … [Read more...]
5 Books That Make Perfect Father’s Day Gifts
Father's Day is around the corner and it's almost time for the tributes and praise for dear old Dad. When I think of my own father and the legacy he has passed on to me, it's impossible to consider him without considering his love of reading. From the early days reading the Little House on the … [Read more...]
What I’m Reading: “All The Broken Things”
I think I fell in love with this book the first time I saw it. Throwing the old saying out the window, you really can judge this book by the cover. Kathryn Kuitenbower's All the Broken Things lives up to the beautiful, captivating artwork on the paperback. Set in Toronto in 1983, Bo is a … [Read more...]
What I’m Reading: “Mother, Mother”
Do you see anything you like on this section of my bookshelf above? I'm on a bit of a reading tear lately, and I'm looking for people to share some great books with. Watch for regular updates on "what I'm reading" here on Trend Watch. Do you like books about dysfunctional families and how they … [Read more...]
An interview with one HOT Chef who’s Born to Grill!
What does a celebrity chef want for Father's Day? I just had to ask Rob Rainford at a recent Indigo event in Toronto where he had just finished grilling a few delights from the book - maaaan, he makes it all look so simple! AND he does it all with such ease and charm!!You may recognize Rob from his … [Read more...]
CLOSED: Fall Fiction Preview and CONTEST!
As summer winds down, we're looking forward to those chilly fall days when we can cozy up with a good book. Here is a sneak peek at five hot novels you can warm up with.Which books have buzz this Fall? Visit BooksBuzz.ca for your sneak peek!Tell us why you love to curl up on a fall day with a great … [Read more...]
Friday night - Mr. Husband's firm's 35th anniversary celebration at the Palais Royale....I was seriously underdressed and rather self-conscious all night but champagne flowed at the entrance and the band was fantastic - Prairie Oyster Band! Saturday 6 am - rise and shine in order to line up for the … [Read more...]