Today’s world sees us all bombarded by news, texts, apps, visual stimuli and input from every direction. The problem is that we must react rapidly, make choices more quickly and arrive at decisions much faster. In ‘The Organized Mind’ by Daniel J. Levitin, the author offers actual and realistic advice and solutions for those who are being overwhelmed by the dizzying acceleration of everyday living. This is an informative work that will go a long way to giving people the tools and techniques they will need to be able stay on top of a world that navigates and runs at mach speed.
Adam Gopnik’s memoir, ‘Paris To the Moon’ is an entertaining tale of his family’s move from a busy urban American city to the historic opulence of beautiful Paris, France. As an author, Gopnik followed the footsteps of other literary greats, from Hemingway and Stein to Baldwin and Wilde and many more. This book is his journal of discovery and his learning a new lifestyle in a fabled city along with raising a small child there—both of these tasks are daunting and challenging propositions. This is a fascinating look at fitting into a venerated city and the struggles of parenthood intertwined—an interesting combination.
‘The Misadventures of Hector MacLeod’ by author Hugh Cowan is a story set in the days of the early pioneers along the Ontario north shore. In particular, it chronicles the life and times of a young Canadian Lieutenant (the American Revolution is just about ended and MacLeod is fighting against the Americans with the British), Hector MacLeod. When MacLeod unexpectedly arrives home, he finds that his wife has died under mysterious circumstances. The story is set in the Georgian Bay and La Cloche districts and paints a very vivid picture of the area and the people of that time. It is good read.
Bonus: the author Hugh Cowan has connection to the townships of Assiginack and Tehkummah, having lived here in his childhood.
Author Sandra Brown has written 63 New York Times bestsellers. Her book, ‘Mean Streak’ combines suspense and drama as a young woman strives to save herself from a devious husband and a mysterious captor who may actually be a rescuer. This is a novel about love, duplicity and the decisions we make to stay alive.
Young Adult Pick: ‘Night World’ by J. Smith.
DVD Pick: ‘War of the Worlds’ starring Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning and Tim Robbins—a family fights for survival as an Alien Force attacks the Earth—great special effects!
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