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2 Huge Used Book Sales in Calgary – May 2017 – CBC Calgary READS

Here is my second favorite Calgary event, and it is “second” only by calendar date. Its impact on Calgary’s children is enormous, as it provides help for increasing literacy through proceeds raised by selling huge quantities of joy: reading books! Calgary Reads is committed to working with parents, educators, corporate partners and the community at large …

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2 Huge Used Book Sales in Calgary – May 2017 – SAS Crossroads Market

Yay! It’s that time of year: spring, when the severe cold goes away and two of my favorite events of the whole year happen.  Two huge book sales are held, both of which offer participants the opportunity to support worthwhile causes.   Servants Anonymous Society of Calgary SAS of Calgary is having its 15th Anniversary Book …

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Positive, uplifting, and humorous reads

I’ve just realized how much time I spend looking for good, upbeat, contemporary fiction. My friend said she doesn’t want to read depressing books and did I have any to recommend, so I browsed my yearly lists of books read for happy fiction. I was surprised at how many serious titles were on there and …

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Review of God’s Good Man: A Simple Love Story, by Marie Corelli

“It was May-time in England. The last breath of a long winter had blown its final farewell across the hills,—the last frost had melted from the broad, low-lying fields, relaxing its iron grip from the clods of rich, red-brown earth which, now, soft and broken, were sprouting thick with the young corn’s tender green.” I …

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Buy books and support those in need at these great thrift stores in Calgary

Yes, there are still MANY places to buy books in Calgary!  Although many book stores have gone out of business, there are still many places where we can get books to hold in our hands. Of course you can buy new books, but don’t forget the “gently used” option!  And best of all, buying from …

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A Personal Celebration

Joy to the world! the Lord is come; let earth receive her king. –Isaac Watts, Joy to the World All week I’ve had this song in my mind. I’d start many days with it as a way to counter my early morning tangle of thoughts and concerns. It has been refreshing to correct my thinking …

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Favorite posts from some great blogs

For a long time, I have wanted to introduce you to some great blogs and bloggers, by way of listing some of my favorite posts.  A few of these have a similar focus to my own blog–books, writing, reviews–but some are completely different!   To start with, here are two posts from Susan Bailey’s blog on Louisa …

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One more day of this Calgary Book Sale!

A big selection of quality books, including children’s books, classics, Christmas and Christian books, are available for one more day of this sale! I just discovered this sale, sponsored by Used Book Treasures, and bought 3 gems, including two unique Christmas books written by classic authors, for only $3 each. You can browse through the …

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Sam’s Mission: A Story of Jubilee Year, by Beatrice Marshall

This lovely little children’s book published in 1892 is set in Long Leatham, England, at the time of Jubilee Day, celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of Queen Victoria’s ascension to the throne. Sam is a young boy about eight or nine years old who one day goes to church and hears a traveling missionary say that …

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Little Grain’s Big Adventure by Jacqueline Price

How very exciting! An adorable children’s book, with quality writing, unique and exotic locales and wildlife, gorgeous artwork and beautiful lyrical language! Little Grain is bored with his hum-drum life tumbling in the surf among all the other grains of sand, and asks his friend Little Bird to take him to see the sights of Hawaii.  He ventures …

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