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This Year You Write Your Novel by Walter Mosley My rating: 4 of 5 stars While Mr. Mosley writes from a genre fiction writer's perspective, his insights as a man of colour writing in a prejudiced industry are highly translatable to many forms of writing. As a woman with disabilities, his perspective is uplifting and succinct - which makes him invaluable! It's a short read, it'll get you motivated, and if you participate in #NaNoWriMo then this book might just be the perfect one for you. View all my reviews

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Thinking Animals: Why Animal Studies Now? by Kari Weil The book highlights for me the very discussion of morality and the essence of "being." Kari Weil not only describes the great things we have learned about animals but also invokes past work on animals and how society has viewed them and how that's changed. This book is in my permanent collection for it's brevity, it's insight, and it's relevance in a world that is currently dealing with climate change & its issues. View all my reviews

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As my anxiety over the book study I've already committed to reaching a climax, I'm ready to announce that I'll be doing it all over again next month except I've got it a touch more organized for February. Join me to discuss Bob Joseph's book titled 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act. This book takes otherwise abstract concepts of parliamentary legislation and shows you the immediate effects on historical and contemporary First Nations, Metis, and Indigenous peoples in North America, but especially those under the Indian Act in Canada. He doesn't shy away from showing you...

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  I've gotten this question the most as I've been putting up posters around town and dropping off event postcards. Why are you calling it a book study? It's a book study because this will be the first in a monthly series of book studies that may deal with topics that may be emotional or personally affecting. If this is the case, sometimes reading a book alone can feel intimidating. I understand this feeling. I've often looked at books and longed to read them but been scared about my mental health afterward. I can be a bit sensitive. Things I...

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Hello Folks, I have planned a book analysis of The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz. This book changed my life in a number of ways I want to explore and share as it was the first time I had encountered (as a youth) a non-Canadian indigenous theory based on cultural narratives different from our colonial ones.  I found it refreshing and full of bits of wisdom.     While the don and I don't particularly agree on some things like the existence of God, there is wisdom in his teachings that can touch anyone in a unique way. I'd...

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