How to Keep Track of Your To-Be-Read List (an odd sanity saver)

When I was small, I loved going to bookstores and libraries in other towns. I didn’t think it at all inappropriate to bring a notebook and a pencil in with me, locate books I would like to read and -rather than buying them- write down their titles and authors to borrow from my local library later on. I’m now told this behaviour was somewhat questionable – though I’m not sure I’d agree.

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5 Tips to Reduce Anxiety for Plane Trips

Anyone else hate flying?! It’s hands down the worst part of travel. Give me a train any day. 

That being said, I LOVE to travel, and living in Canada, flying is a huge part of traveling. In the last six months, I’ve visited three Canadian cities, necessitating well over 36 hours of total flying time and time spent in airports. In Europe, at least two of those trips would probably have been taken by train. Alas, here we are.

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