Monthly Archives: February 2013

Gabrielle Roy

MANITOBA MUSINGS: One last quote for ‘I love to Read Month’ from French Canadian author: Gabrielle Roy.   Wikipedia photo. “Nous connaîtrions-nous seulement un peu nous-mêmes, sans les arts? “Could we ever know each other in the slightest without the arts?” … Continue reading

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Quotes from across the pond

A few quotes on the love of books from British and Irish authors in honour of “I love to Read Month.” “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of … Continue reading

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Americans speak out on books

A few quotes from famous American authors in honour of ‘I love to Read Month’…..in Manitoba. “That is a good book it seems to me, which is opened with expectation and closed with profit.” Louisa May Alcott (1832 – 1888) … Continue reading

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For the love of books……

Since February is ‘I love to Read month’ in Manitoba, here are some quotes about the love of reading from just a few of many beloved Canadian writers…….. “I am simply a ‘book drunkard’! Books have the same irresistable temptation for … Continue reading

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Prince Edward Island treasure

CLEARLY CANADIAN – “Life is worth living as long as there’s a laugh in it.”   L.M. Montgomery from Anne of Green Gables  Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874 –1942) was a Canadian author most famous for a series of novels beginning with Anne of … Continue reading

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‘On the sunny side of the street’

Wikipedia photo It is Mardi Gras season…..and this is hardly New Orleans. It snowed again last night and we are expecting more tomorrow. It is piled high on the rooftops….but the skies are brighter and milder weather is on its way…. … Continue reading

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How cold is it?

How cold is it? Bone-chilling cold. If there’s one thing that Manitoba is famous for……it is its bleak, bitter, frozen winters. If difficulties make you strong …..then we must be the strongest people around. “The virtue of adversity is fortitude, which in … Continue reading

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