Tag: Kobo


Motherhood: a never-ending waiting game Family / Lifestyle

If patience is a virtue, then moms must be the most virtuous people on the planet. We are rewarded somewhat for our patience on Mother’s Day, when our children are (supposedly) thanking us for everything we’ve done during the previous year with a bit of burnt toast, lukewarm coffee and a wilted flower. And we love it. They thank us for being “THE WORLD’S BEST...

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Getting Teens To Look Up From Their Phones, and Look Into a Book Family

It’s not unusual to find a group of teenagers sitting quietly, all of them with their heads looking down, shoulders slumped, as they silently tap away at their smartphones. Many of them are texting each other (some sitting right across from them), catching up on social media or watching YouTube videos.  It’s natural for parents to be concerned not only with what the screen time...

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Kobo Challenge With Kobo Glo Life / Travel

“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” Stephen King. When I read this quote from my favourite childhood author, it gave me hope. I read everything I could get my hands on as a kid, in particular all of Stephen King’s eerie books. As the writer of six books, I figure I’ve...

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E-Readers Family / The Good Life

“What’s the name of the book you’re reading?” As I looked up from my BlackBerry Playbook, where, thanks to my Kobo app, I was engrossed in an excellent read*, I paused for a minute and said “I’m not sure, actually, but it’s really good.” I realized I wasn’t sure what the author’s name was, either. Welcome to the new world of e-reading and the “coverless”...

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