About

I am Bee, and I started this blog mainly because I had something to say, but wasn’t sure what it was yet, or who to say it to. As it turns out, what I talk about most is books: books I’ve read, books I want to read, places to read and buy books, etc. I also talk a lot about Manitoba, Canada, since I just moved here from the other side of the world in July 2010.

If I was to describe myself, I’d say I’m a pretty happy person. I have yet to come across anything in life that couldn’t be fixed with one or all of the following: a strong cup of coffee, a good book, a long walk, a chocolate bar (large), a good yoga session.

My passions, the things I think about most, are:

  • planes and airports. Climbing aboard a plane to an exciting (or, hell, even an unexciting) destination is about as good as life can get for me
  • book stores. I spend a lot of time in them, thinking about going to them, as well as fantasising about meeting a man who wants to spend Friday and Saturday nights drinking coffee and browsing at Chapters
  • dogs. I don’t have one of my own but I adopt other people’s dogs wherever I go and they really are the best people. (Thank you to ‘The Fauves’ for putting that sentiment into song.)

I enjoy reading blogs, and thank you for stopping by at mine.

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8 Responses to “About”

  1. steph August 23, 2010 at 2:43 pm #

    Wow, we sound very similar. I’m at work right now (at a bookstore!) so I can’t read more, but I will after work. Glad I found you! Actually, you found my sister and she pointed me to you. 🙂

    PS. Love your currently reading and to-read pile!

    • PrairieJournals August 24, 2010 at 2:56 am #

      Hi Steph, thanks so much for stopping by. I have actually been reading your blog lately, but all I could think to say was ‘Wow, what a beautiful blog. Drool, drool.’ So I thought I should wait until I could formulate something more useful to say 😉
      Very envious of you working in an indie bookstore! In Melbourne, where I’m from, indie bookstores are far more popular than chain stores, which are widely viewed as ‘the enemy.’ You would fit right in there!

  2. steph August 24, 2010 at 12:34 pm #

    This is neat; I keep meeting book bloggers in Canada from Australia. All I can think to ask is why? Why would you leave Australia? I’m just curious. I was born here in Canada, but I don’t really feel any part of it except for my love of CanLit. One of my three sisters lives in England, in North Yorkshire, where my heart belongs and is, and my parents live in Malta. So I’ve got one foot planted elsewhere…

    I love the fact that in Melbourne indies are more popular. Be still my heart!!

    And thank you for reading my blog and liking it. I appreciate that immensely! I do have a lot of fun doing it. Wish I could do it all day and get paid for it…

  3. steph August 24, 2010 at 12:42 pm #

    PS. My http://www.bellasbookshelves.wordpress.com blog was this theme. Kindred spirits, indeed. 🙂

    • PrairieJournals August 25, 2010 at 12:10 am #

      I would say that the most common question Canadians ask me is ‘Why would you leave Australia?’ I guess my answer is that Aussies just love travelling, and Canadians are similar to Aussies in terms of attitude and lifestyle, so it’s easy for us to fit in here and feel at home. Also, aspects of the country itself are similar: huge amount of space, with lots of it fairly uninhabitable, beautiful scenery, and a relatively small population. Oz is just hot, Canada is just freezing 🙂

      • steph September 20, 2010 at 10:32 pm #

        Hmmm, both countries of extremes. It’s too bad Oz is so far away. My bosses at the naturopathic clinic are going there in October for three weeks for a Bowen Therapy conference (which is maybe two days or something. They’re having fun the rest of the time!). I do have an uncle in Australia, and perhaps I’ll get to go one day. I would also really really love to explore New Zealand. As you mentioned, it’s the space. That’s what I loved in England, all the explorable space!

  4. Suzanne October 2, 2010 at 8:44 pm #

    Whereabouts in Manitoba are you? I am originally from Winnipeg, now living NW of Chicago, but I’m up to visit once or twice a year (even in winter!)

    • PrairieJournals October 3, 2010 at 8:58 am #

      I’m just about 25 or so minutes north of Winnipeg, near some pretty nondescript small towns and surrounded by prairie. It’s great that you still visit. I’ve heard the winters here are pretty intense, so it will be an interesting time for me! I’d love to visit Chicago; it’s very high on my list of must-see places.

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