Fearless Flavia is back to find who done it

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Full disclosure: I don’t read murder mysteries. Perhaps it’s because the typical format of a mystery doesn’t keep my interest. Many twists and turns, and characters to keep straight. It’s the same with mystery tv series or movies with plots that are difficult to follow. I don’t like to press pause too often to get a recap from my Mr. 😉 I like escape while I’m reading, not to have to work hard, you know?  Continue reading “Fearless Flavia is back to find who done it”

How I Became Free

 

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I have long heard about the deplorable conditions many North Koreans live in, and Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un’s twisted nuke loving attitude. But North Korean itself has remained elusive, because we are shown only carefully chosen images of “real” life in that country. Krys Lee’s How I Became a North Korean gave me an inside look at three people trying at all costs to get to the safety of South Korea through China.

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Intensity & inspiration from this incredible young woman’s story

 

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Maria Toorpakai’s life story is unique, and one that should be read by all, particularly in these racially charged times. Growing up in a progressive, non traditional family in a fundamentalist tribal area of Pakistan, it was constantly a wonder that she and her family weren’t killed. I held my breath many times when Maria described whenever she left her home as a young girl. Posing as a boy was the only way she could live in their oppressive world.

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Ooh, what have we here…?

My birthday ring revealed in my Charmed Aroma Sweet Pea Valley Candle! Happy birthday to me! 😉 I was very pleased with the style and fit, I wear it all the time. Check out my Ring Reveal on YouTube!

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‘Heart Of A Champion’ Captured My Heart

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The story of what happened to a community of Japanese Canadians in Vancouver in 1941 is a story every Canadian should hear. Continue reading “‘Heart Of A Champion’ Captured My Heart”