“Who Moved my Cheese?” by Spencer Johnson

This short read will change the way you move. If you’re looking for a quick, motivational read that won’t bore you to death or weigh down your bag, this is the one for you. Through a fictional tale, you learn how your action affect your outcome.

“For Whom the Bell Tolls” by #ErnestHemmingway

Written by PresidentElla

Hemingway drags out 4 days over 500 pages but I’m not complaining. (He takes his time crafting the love scenes as much as the war scenes.) He writes about the complexities of life with the same ease one makes love — fluidly and unbound.  With the same fluidity, the main character, Roberto, manages to fall in love and die in the most beautiful ways a man can.

Hemingway drops us into mountains somewhere in the middle of the Spain Civil War, introducing us to every person he meets with the brutal truth of an outsider. Living in a cave with commoners turned guerrilla, Roberto has to build himself an army and blow up a bridge in just 4 days. Maybe this is only possible in a book: for a lone soldier to befriend people enough to convince them to join his fight and give their lives for their country. Roberto spends his days learning people, giving orders and learning to give people orders. He spends his nights in a sleeping bag, waiting for his lover to arrive and help him escape, if only for a moment, into a place of pure bliss and happiness.

Dinner at @TheKegSteakhouse – Toronto, CA

#block-yui_3_17_2_1_1439441324442_103495 .sqs-gallery-block-grid .sqs-gallery-design-grid { margin-right: -20px; } #block-yui_3_17_2_1_1439441324442_103495 .sqs-gallery-block-grid .sqs-gallery-design-grid-slide .margin-wrapper { margin-right: 20px; margin-bottom: 20px; } Written by @PresidentElla After getting caught in the rain, Damien and I stumbled upon The Keg.  As I sat looking for 800 numbers to cancel my lost credit cards, all I really wanted was a nice dinner. I shiftedContinue reading “Dinner at @TheKegSteakhouse – Toronto, CA”

Happy Reading: Books for the Stressed Soul

Written by @PresidentELLA

People often refer to books as a method of escaping reality… But we forget how critical they are to navigating reality. I swear by books. I think they can cure everything. For that reason, as my life takes the natural twists and turns we all go through, I was desperate for something that would elp relieve my stress and found myself at Barnes & Noble for some really great, really short reads..