What Am I Reading?


April 2017

April went by in a flash! I had a month where my husband was in camp, I visited friends in Saskatchewan, and I caught up on Netflix shows, meaning I did not read as much. I can see myself reading outside in a hammock in my near future (providing my little will allow me to).


The Housekeeper by Suellen Dainty

#karllikes rating 1

I feel it is unusual to see such a low rating from me because usually if a book is this bad I would not have finished it. The Housekeeper follows the main character Anne, a trained chef who becomes a famous couples’ housekeeper. While at her new role she starts looking into some childhood memories which are also of interest by her new employer. This book was so boring. I guessed what the mystery was going to be quite early in the story, and although I was not exactly correct on the big reveal I was close enough it was not shocking in any sense. I kept thinking as I read on that something big was going to happen and make it worth reading, unfortunately that did not happen. Its good to read something every once and a while that reminds you what you enjoy about reading.

Invincible Living by Guru Jagat

#karllikes rating 4

This book is absolutely beautiful! The books cover adds “The Power of Yoga, The Energy of Breath, and Other Tools for a Radiant Life”, which this book provides all of. If you are not familiar with Guru Jagat, I recommend checking out Rama TV (they have free content). Guru Jagat is a modern Kundalini Yoga teacher, and in her debut book you will be enlightened on how Kundalini is for everyone (yes even you), and how to incorporate what resonates with you to live a better version of yourself. My biggest barrier these days is time, and what I like about this book is it offers some small snippet practices and others more time demanding. The pictures, quotes, layout, everything in this book is why it has been on my bedside table for a couple months now.

Let Them Be Eaten by Bears: A Fearless Guide to Taking Our Children into the Great Outdoors by Peter Brown Hoffmeister

#karllikes rating 5

If you are a parent or someone who spends a lot of time with children, please go and pick up a copy of this book. I rented this book from the library, but have since purchased my own copy. In my opinion this book is for everyone, those of us who are afraid to step out of the house, and those of us who are already avid outdoors people. This book provides fun and realistic approaches to introducing or reintroducing hiking, camping, and just getting outside that will help both adults and littles feel inspired and able. Side note, please do not let fear stop you from being outside, if you are worried about something please get educated. For example if you are in Fort McMurray and do not feel educate about bears and other wildlife try attending Bear Smart Wood Buffalo’s event on Saturday May 6 at 11 am about wildlife safety.

Life Code by Dr. Phil McGraw

#karllikes rating 3

This book was recommended to me by my father after we had a discussion about how a previous friend treated me. At first I was hesitant thinking there was no way that Dr. Phil would be able to help me improve my ability to make better future relationships. This book has been so healing for me to read. It turns out that Dr. Phil actually has a real side, and it came through big time for me in this book. This book contains some little exercises which were really beneficial. My copy of this book is flagged and highlighted because its very important to me to learn something from this negative experience.


Giant Days by John Allison

#karllikes rating 2

This comic landed ‘meh’ on me. The comic is about 3 young women who have just met and are starting university. With the typical things women deal with in university (possibly first time away from home) the three are also having unusual additions to their new lives. I did not identify with these characters in this comic. I do not understand why many female characters struggle to have a story line that does not include being gaga over boys. As much as I wanted to like it, this is not a series I will most likely keep up with.

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Triangle by Mac Barnett

I was drawn to this book at a bookstore because I recognized Jon Klassen’s illustrations. We love Jon Klassen‘s hat books, and not only is the artwork amazing, the story line is witty in just all the right ways. Triangle is about a triangle, named Triangle and his friend Square and some sneaky tricks they play on eachother. This book is so cute, displays concepts about shapes, friends, and will make the whole family giggle.

Most if not all of these titles are available at the Wood Buffalo Regional Library. Membership is FREE! Wood Buffalo Regional Library has an amazing selection of books, magazines, audiobooks, children titles, and even comics. With your WBRL membership you also received a free subscription to Hoopla.

We have an amazing local comic shop Nerdvana, if they do not have what you are looking for, they will special order it for you 🙂

#karllikes book rating is done on a 1-5 scale. The scale ranges from 1-I personally did not enjoy the book and see absolutely no chance of recommending it or re-reading it-to 5-I personally thoroughly enjoyed the book and see every chance of recommending it or re-reading the book.



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