Like many of you, I am spending some time this week reading, much more than usual since I have some time off for the holidays. One of my new books is an essay, The Gifts of Reading, contained in a small beautiful Penguin book, by Robert Macfarlane. Macfarlane is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. …

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Do we all really wish we were living in a Scandinavian country? Last week, I reviewed The Little Book of Lykke: The Danish Search for the World’s Happiest People. I have also read a book about Lagom this month and this immersion into Scandinavian living has me wondering why we are all so taken with …

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I cannot even remember how I found this book among the Ottawa Public Library’s lists, but I did and then was attracted to the subject as a matter of science. This is an informative book on an interesting subject that can easily be read on a snowy afternoon – preferably with a cappuccino. You will …

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