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Author Archives: Sobieski
Have you ever selected a book from a bestseller list, only to be disappointed, wondering how it ever made it to the list? There is a better way to find books that are likely to be enjoyable reads. Confer with the Petticoat Creek Book Club Newsletter.… Read More
READS & REVIEWS: The puzzle: how did humanity jump from primitive primates to highly intelligent beings
Move over Dan Brown, another author is pushing you on the stage. James Rollin’s Bone Labyrinth is a Da Vinci Code wannabe…and nearly succeeds. Historical fiction is fun stuff.… Read More
[Worth repeating: originally posted June, 2016 ] Some of us have reached our golden years, and some of us have not. But these suggestions should be read by everyone. Collected and tested by many seniors, many of these are real winners. Some you know, some may surprise you, and some will remind you of what’s… Read More
Books are piling up on the staircase like on a shelf at the local library. I read and read and as soon as finish one, there’s another waiting to be read. Now, if I only could learn to read while being on a treadmill. Never could, likely never will. Terry Fallis has always created very… Read More
In this age of fake news, truthful hyperbole, and outright lying in the news, it is important to examine the news with a sceptical eye, a questioning perspective, a grain of salt. The provincial Liberals have offered a site which supposedly corrects, confirms and verifies what the leader of the opposition says but…… Read More
About the header… The PHOTOS Emma Emma, on the left, is my mother-in-law, almost 95 years old, still going, but not going strong. To learn more, click on the link: EMMA Karla Zia Karla, Emma’s 87 year old sister, pictured on the right lives in Italy. To learn more about her and her sister and brother, Zia Irma and Zio Lino, click on… Read More
Pictured on the right in the header is Zia Karla, one of Emma’s sisters. Karla and Emma’s other sister, zia Irma both live near Verona in Italy. All three sisters still talk to each other by phone each week, usually on Sunday afternoons. They all recognize how age is challenging each of them, but none complains or laments the passing of… Read More
More about Nonna Emma is my mother-in-law, almost 95 years old, still going, but not going strong. She recently moved into a retirement home after still being in her Scarborough home up until the early summer (2017) at which time caring for her in her own home was becoming too difficult. Now she lives in… Read More
Bestseller lists should be taken with a grain of salt. Being listed on a bestseller list is no guarantee that the book is a good read. It simply means that according to that list, the book has been purchased by a significant number of people. An example of a bestseller listed book is WOOL, though… Read More