Why Leaving Teaching Was One Of The Best Decisions I’ve Ever Made

In case you are unaware, back in Canada I was a Special Education teacher. It was a role I passionately poured myself into, and I did it for 9 years. When I first moved to France, I did English teaching here, too, and then took a post as a Special Education assistant teacher at a… Continue reading Why Leaving Teaching Was One Of The Best Decisions I’ve Ever Made

A Reflection On Social Media, Social Sharing, And Mass Sociogenic Illness

Last night I read an article about how TikTok has triggered tourettes-like symptoms in young women, due to a medical condition called MASS SOCIOGENIC ILLNESS. In layman's terms, it's when you are part of a community or group (like Bookstagram, for example), and due to your empathy with the persons in the group, you begin… Continue reading A Reflection On Social Media, Social Sharing, And Mass Sociogenic Illness

Why I Decided To Uninstall Instagram & Say “Bye” To Bookstagram

Last week, I made the decision to uninstall my Instagram.  I haven’t outright deleted it, because the name is reserved for my business and because I don’t want extreme restrictions to tempt me to fall back into it. But I removed the app, made a notice to my following that I was leaving for a… Continue reading Why I Decided To Uninstall Instagram & Say “Bye” To Bookstagram

Blog Tour – The Girls From Alexandria by Carol Cooper

Thank you to Agora Books for inviting me to be a part of this book's blog tour. Before I dive into my review for this book, let's give you a little blurb of this novel by Carol Cooper: ‘Memories are fragile when you are seventy years old. I can’t afford to lose any more of… Continue reading Blog Tour – The Girls From Alexandria by Carol Cooper

The Paris Library – a Spoiler-Free Review

Thank you to NetGalley for this ARC. I believe I am the exact demographic for which this book was written. I have a Masters in Library and Information Sciences - a degree I pursued simply due to my love of books - so technically, I am a “librarian”. I am a Canadian who spent 8… Continue reading The Paris Library – a Spoiler-Free Review