Day 762: Children’s Book Bank

. To say books saved my life would be an understatement. My earliest memories are of my mom reading to me and my sister at bedtime. She’d act out all the parts and bring the stories to life right there in our tiny shared bedroom. I inherited her love of reading, and books like Charlotte’s […]

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Day 640: Book club

I sent a book to Africa today in a very unusual way. Let me back up a little. A few days ago, a friend told me about a line of T-shirts emblazoned with out-of-print classic book covers. I mean, classic novels + T-shirts = I’m in. So I checked out their website ( and found […]

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Day 529: Book report

Kindle, schmindle, there’s nothing like holding an actual book in your hand and hearing the crinkle of the page as you turn it. So today, I searched for a book I really want to read via my local library system’s website and found out there’s only one copy in the whole city … and it’s […]

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Day 345: The power of chocolate

I’m sure, at one time or another, you’ve each bought a box of chocolate-covered almonds for charity. You know, the ones sold by students, usually to raise money for a school trip. I bought one a while back to support a different kind of trip and realized I’d completely forgotten to tell you about this […]

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Day 316: Better world for books

I love books. I may have mentioned that, ahem, once or twice. I also love finding new places to buy or borrow them. And when I find a way to combine good deeds and books, well, break out the ticker-tape parade, my friends. So, imagine my excitement when I came across Better World Books, an […]

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Day 222: Open book

Today was Family Literacy Day (sponsored by ABC Canada), a day to celebrate parents and kids reading together. In keeping with that theme, I dropped off some children’s books that had been collecting dust on my bookshelf to my neighbourhood eye doctor’s waiting room. (And yes, I did dust them off first…) Last time I […]

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