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From Kitchener, Ontario Canada
Age 69
Joined Tuesday, November 30, 2004
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"A book is not only a friend, it makes friends for you. When you have possessed a book with mind and spirit you are enriched. But when you pass it on you are enriched threefold." - Arthur Miller

One of the best things about books is the information they impart and the knowledge you may gain. There is nothing like a well-written book, where words have been used skilfully and efficiently.

I have always liked the feel and smell of books and I appreciate when a book has been 'broken in' properly. When I was younger, my main resource for books was the Public Library. Whenever possible my friend and I would spend the whole day there, reading. Now I surround myself, at home, with lots of books. I still go to the Library, but I enjoy owning books that I can read at my leisure.

Aside from reading, I love to travel and have done so, extensively, throughout my life. I enjoy collecting things, and have quite a number of eclectic collections. I have an affinity for antiques; seeking and collecting them. Favourite TV shows include the Antiques Roadshow - British, American and Canadian versions.

During the summer I travel between my house and the family summer cottage. This is where I try to whittle down the TBR pile of books and magazines, while catching a few rays, in the process!

Life is good!

"Too often we under-estimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."
-- Dr. Felice Leonardo Buscaglia

Have you had someone give you a brief word of encouragement, a smile, or acknowledge that they know what you're going through?
I have...and I'm sure those people have no idea that their brief gesture or kind words had such a powerful impact on my life.
Perhaps your brief act of kindness will change that person's life or have an impact on them that will last a life time.
Be free with kind words or have the power.

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