Blog posts tagged "Africa"

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Sep. 15, 2016 - 5:31 pm
A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout is a New York Times bestseller, winner of the 2014 CBC Bookie Award for Best Canadian Nonfiction, a 2014 Libris Award nominee, and has been optioned for the big screen. Most importantly, it is one of my favorite reads this year.  Combining both my love of...
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May. 31, 2016 - 4:01 pm
So what exactly is all the hoopla about? It’s about 24/7 instant streaming access to movies, music, books and more for free. Yep, free! Click here to create a hoopla digital account – all you need is your Anythink card and an email address. I have been a hoopla digital user for a couple of years...
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Jul. 13, 2015 - 1:50 pm
I have never been a big fan of surprises. However, some of the best surprises come from the least expected places. As a college student, I was assigned to read Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe in my Africa studies class. As I looked at the small novel sitting in my hands I expected to read a dry...
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Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:51 am
I love to read biographies – not the biographies of celebrity socialites, but of everyday seemingly ordinary people, especially those that insipre hope and perseverance. I recently finished reading two such incredible stories about two young ladies who have overcome insurmountable odds. One is from...