The Importance of Reading to your Child – Guest Post

From birth to adulthood, reading is a must.  It is a very important skill for getting through tasks on a day-to-day basis; from something as simple as getting on the correct bus, to getting that 1000 word research paper to your boss.  Reading to your child starting at a very early age sets the foundation…

Imposter Phenomenon – “I don’t deserve this.”

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. This means that if you click the link and purchase an item, I’ll earn a commission at no extra cost to you Imagine you have graduated with a diploma or degree in your field. You’ve applied to your top choices of careers and you nailed the interview. You…

40 arrested and 2 dead in Chechnya LGBTQ+ crackdown

You can read the whole article here: Washington Post It’s the beginning of 2019 and while we’re all worried about keeping our New Years’ resolutions, the LGBTQ+ community in Chechnya fear for their lives. For the second time since 2017 innocent people have been rounded up and tortured for being queer. I can’t imagine the…

The Way Through – Canadian collection of short stories

Well, it’s happened. I am a published author! My short story has been picked to be printed in Polar Expressions yearly book publication and I couldn’t be happier! After years of self-sabotage and writer’s block, my dream finally came true. I am truly elated. I want to share it with you now: Regina’s Deception After…

Book Review – Sex and the Single Witch

Sex and the Single Witch is a collection of contemporary paranormal romance short stories involving witches by Theresa Alan, Carly Alexander, and Holly Chamberlain.  The first story is called Trouble with Witchcraft by Holly Chamberlain and I could not stand the main leads. Heaven is a spineless, cardboard cutout of a character with low self-esteem and very…

Book Review – Humans by Robert J Sawyer

Humans is the sequel to Hominids, the highly praised first volume in Sawyer’s Neanderthal Parallax trilogy. In this second instalment of the Neanderthal Parallax trilogy by Robert J Sawyer, Ponter Boddit takes geneticist Mary Vaughn to the near-utopia of the Neanderthal Earth. Mary Vaughn starts to question whether her relationship with Ponter is okay or whether it…

Book Review – Hominids by Robert J Sawyer

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. This means that if you click the link and purchase an item, I’ll earn a commission at no extra cost to you Hominids, is book one in the Neanderthal Parallax trilogy and a science fiction alternate history trilogy written by Robert J Sawyer. A Neanderthal physicist named Ponter Boddit is accidently…

Book Review – Aftermath by Chuck Wendig

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. This means that if you click the link and purchase an item, I’ll earn a commission at no extra cost to you Aftermath is set after the events of Return of The Jedi and explores what happened after Luke, Leia, and Han helped to bring down the Empire. I found…

Book Review – Starting Out In The Evening by Brian Morton

<a href="http:////rcm-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/cm?ref=qf_sp_asin_til&t=ruminateonwri-20&m=amazon&o=15&p=8&l=as1&IS1=1&asins=0156033410&linkId=d0b0962d2a3823b3d5c20abaeaaa7c3b&bc1=FFFFFF&lt1=_top&fc1=333333&lc1=0066C0&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr“>Starting Out In The Evening is a beautifully written tale of an elderly author named Leonard Schiller, one of the last surviving members of the Upper-Class Jewish society, trying to complete his latest novel before it’s too late.  Leonard has devoted his life fully to the task of writing that he is wholly unprepared for…

Book Review – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. This means that if you click the link and purchase an item, I’ll earn a commission at no extra cost to you Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the eighth instalment in the iconic series, takes place 19 years after the plot of Deathly Hallows.  When JK Rowling announced…

Book Review – Still Life by Louise Penny

//rcm-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/cm?ref=qf_sp_asin_til&t=ruminateonwri-20&m=amazon&o=15&p=8&l=as1&IS1=1&asins=0751547387&linkId=375db06b1e769b632826f3ecf979d111&bc1=FFFFFF&lt1=_top&fc1=333333&lc1=0066C0&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr“>Still Life, a must-read for lovers of murder mysteries sees the debut of Armand Gamache, the Québécois Chief Detective with the Sûreté du Québec. Gamache is passionate, intelligent, and human; One of the best detectives in crime fiction today. A small quiet village in the Eastern Townships of Quebec is rattled by the murder of…