The Next Read from Take a Book Leave a Book

Do you have a little book library in your neighbourhood, maybe even on your own street? Have you ever used one? What treasure have you found?Look what I found this morning on my walk! How exciting to find something that is on your list....more


Ego is the barrier between you moving forward in your life or staying stagnant. Ego ends relationships. Ego ends friendships. Ego stands in the way of you advancing at your job. Ego starts wars. Ego is destructive.When a person is unwilling to look within themselves to determine whether their ego is getting in the way in their decisions, they lose opportunities for advancement in life.Ego is the unwillingness to be completely open with yourself about who you really are.  Ego is just simply being prideful. Ego distracts us from fulfilling our true purpose....more

The Write Spot, with Author Linda Wiken

Welcome back to The Write Spot, a bi-weekly author series spotlighting the many and varied places where writers write....more

The Write Spot, with Author Susan Fox

Welcome to The Write Spot, a bi-weekly author series spotlighting the many and varied places where writers write....more

The rise of nichebusters

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The Write Spot, with Author Peggy Blair

I'm delighted to welcome Peggy Blair, author of the Inspector Ramirez mystery series, as my guest for this twenty-second edition of The Write Spot. Set in Cuba with intriguing Canadian connections, this series has become one of my favourites....more

The Write Spot with author Louisa Treger

Louisa Treger began her career as a classical violinist and worked as a freelance orchestral player and teacher. She subsequently turned to literature, gaining a PhD in English at University College London....more

The Write Spot, with Cathy Ace

Cathy Ace was born and raised in Swansea, South Wales, and worked in marketing communications for decades across Europe....more

5 Reasons Why You Should Be Reading The Classics

I have known plenty of people who feel that reading fiction novels, including the Classics, is a fruitless endeavor that will accomplish nothing. They feel that you cannot learn anything new from reading a work of fiction, so why should you bother? They feel that the only books worth reading are non-fiction and/or reference books.Our relationship is about 15 years strong...more

A day in the life of a musician

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