Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Pogue’s Basics: Life by David Pogue

Did you know that booking a hotel room with your phone is cheaper than booking it with your PC? 

Do you know how to get a text message without crashing your car? 

Do you know the secret keyboard shortcuts on Netflix?

In David Pogue’s new book Pogue’s Basics: Life, the author has shared more than 150 tricks, shortcuts and cheats for everyday life: house and home, cars, clothing, travel, food, health and more. 

This reference book sheds light on priceless advice and life hacks that exist in the world around you. It’s chocked full of useful information and useful tips.

An interesting read, it truly is the kind of reference book that should be kept in everyone’s home.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Nobody’s Perfect by David Elliott

David Elliott’s bright and colourful children’s book Nobody’s Perfect is about a young boy who arrives at the comforting idea, during a time-out, that no one is completely perfect. Not his family, his best friend, or even himself, and that’s okay. He realizes the things that frustrate him the most about his family or friends is exactly what makes them perfect for him!

This gentle and endearing book helps kids and adults to remember that everyone makes mistakes and has annoying habits. But we can still get along with others and except each other, because that is what makes all of us unique and wonderful in our own way.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Live your Life for ½ the Price by Mary Hunt

Mary Hunt’s new book Live Your Life for ½ the Price is about how to spend less than you earn, make better choices with what you have, and keep more of what you make. 

Hunt covers topics such as knowing prices, the courage to negotiate, cutting your grocery bill in half, creating a price book and everything from preparing food to travel and family fun. 
Cutting spending is hard work but Mary Hunt challenges you to see how much of your money you can manage to keep. She says make it a game and she has many different tools and techniques to motivate you. 

Her book is full of additional resources, such as helpful websites to aid in even further learning. The author shares her knowledge with humor and compassion and leaves the reader inspired to live your life for ½ the price.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Dropping In by Geoff Havel

Ian and Warren, better known as Sticks and Ranga are best friends.  They live in the same neighborhood, go to the same school and like the same things; like skateboarding and PlayStation.

When new kid James moves into the neighborhood, Sticks and Ranga aren't sure they can be friends. James has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair.

 Sticks and Ranga soon find out that they have a lot in common in spite of James' disability. James has a wonderful sense of humor that the boys come to appreciate. 

As it says on the back cover of the book : Three mates, one beat-up old couch, a couple of skateboards and a really steep hill ... what could possibly go wrong? 

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Sleep by Nino Ricci

David Pace is suffering from a sleep disorder which causes him to fall asleep spontaneously but never for very long. Every choice he makes seems to take David further from those he cares for and away from any kind of positive life. 

A historian whose work embodies the notion that we can see history paralleled through modern day events David’s escalating ruin can be seen as a metaphor for our times.

The reviewer found this a fascinating read as the main character embraces every impulse that will stimulate him to stay awake, stumbling from one personal disaster to another. 

The commentary on the times we live in, the crash and burn mentality that we are embracing on so many levels is compelling and strangely reaffirming when it comes down to the final moment.