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Paradise Road by Marilyn Kriete

The Stunning Debut Memoir by Canada's Own Marilyn KrieteReleased and published by Lucid House Publishing!The book is available worldwide in paperback! Description A restless child of the 1960s, Marilyn yearns for love, hippiedom, and escape from her mother’s control. At 14, she runs nearly a thousand miles away to Vancouver, British Columbia, eventually landing herself… Continue reading Paradise Road by Marilyn Kriete

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What is it about books!

At the beginning of the year I lost my reading mojo and flitted about trying unsuccessfully to source something I wanted to read. Then I remembered Twilight, which I recently blogged about. Afterwards, I read Claimed by Seraphym, followed closely, Watching Glass Shatter, both exceptionally entertaining reads. All of them were large books, which I… Continue reading What is it about books!

Articles, Fantasy, science Fiction

I am a Failure! (Bookwise, that is)

I’ve been struggling to read of late. It’s more about being spoilt for choice, and my mood. I can’t explain the latter, but put it down to the pressure of lockdown and how I have much more time to fill. I’ve always hated having too much choice. I go to a supermarket knowing I want… Continue reading I am a Failure! (Bookwise, that is)

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Well! I didn’t know that…

In January 2020, I decided I would teach myself to draw. YouTube was a good resource, but I found books more helpful. As the months and weeks went on I did improve. For Christmas, I was given a light box and this helped me draw more of a likeness as I enjoyed doing portraits. However,… Continue reading Well! I didn’t know that…

Articles, Non-fiction

Are You on Instagram?

I manage two Instagram accounts. One is this and called Magic of Stories and the other is for Norn Triad Publications, which I am a part of.Although I like pictures, I didn't quite understand how Instagram can work for me as a business, until I came across this book. Not only did it give me… Continue reading Are You on Instagram?

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World Breast Pumping Day

Yes, really. January 27th has been designated to it. Well, there's a thing. I've never heard of it, have you? World Breast Pumping Day was created to acknowledge the time, effort, and dedication that pumping breastmilk requires. The day dedicated to breast pumping mums is observed each year on January 27th. Pregnant women will need… Continue reading World Breast Pumping Day

Articles, Uncategorized

World Leprosy Day

31st January is World Leprosy Day. World Leprosy Day seeks to increase public awareness of leprosy, a chronic infectious skin disease. The day also helps to debunk common myths associated with leprosy. You can read more about it here. As soon as I saw the day it reminded me of a school project I did… Continue reading World Leprosy Day

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January is National Hot Tea Month

Bitter cold January days call for nothing less than a long bath, candles lit, and cup after cup of hot tea to warm you up from the inside out. A hot, steamy cup of tea is perfect for any time of the day. Happy National Hot Tea Month, do yourself a favour and enjoy tea… Continue reading January is National Hot Tea Month

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International World Car-Free Day

On September 22nd, it is National Car Free Day to encourage motorists to give up their cars for the day.  I don’t for one minute think we will see car-free roads. People have to travel to work and I can’t see them wanting to walk or cycle, or get public transport instead. However, there are… Continue reading International World Car-Free Day

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National Biscuit and Gravy Day!

I came across a National Biscuit, and Gravy week, and it made me chuckle. I’m British and this is an American food. If you have never heard of it, you may have the same reaction I did when I first came across it. I was reading a book by an American author and they sat… Continue reading National Biscuit and Gravy Day!