I was approached a few months ago by CSN Stores about doing a product review. I had noticed the reviews around the blogosphere and was curious to check out the products. A number of book bloggers had selected book cases to review and many had given the products favourable reviews. I had always considered the prices at CSN Stores a little steep (with the shipping to Canada) compared to what I could find locally. I had recently moved so I thought maybe I should splurge on a good reading chair or some awesome lamp for craftwork. However, when I realized Continue Reading »
Did you know1 that: Among working age Canadians, 3 million (14.6%) struggle with very serious literacy challenges. They have difficulty with even the most basic written materials. Another 5.8 million (27%) can work with print information but not well. More than half of Canadians (55%) do not have the minimum numeracy skills necessary to meet the information demands of today’s world.
Today, Wednesday, November 10, 2010, is the second annual Green Books Campaign . Two hundred bloggers from around the world will simultaneously publish book reviews of “green” books. This campaign was started by Eco-Libris, a company supporting eco-conscious publishing, to raise awareness and encourage readers to purchase green books. What is a “green” book? Any book printed on recycled paper or FSC-certified paper. Check out the list of books and blogs here. I was invited to participate this year but due to moving and other personal commitments, I was unable to join. I hope to be a part of the Continue Reading »