My name is Laura. I work part-time as a Special Care Counsellor in a community centre facilitating activities in our day programs for seniors with dementia. In the past I've worked in child psychiatry, implementing programs to assist kids with behavior challenges. Now I have two kids of my own (a 12 year-old girl and a 9 year-old boy) and realize that working with kids and parenting them are two different things. Parenting is harder!
I've been blogging for over four years, just after I published my novel Daughter of Mine, and discovered the wonderful world of book blogging! Occasionally you will also see book reviews by my friend Sandra who shares my love of books.
Where in the world are you blogging from? Tell a random fact or something special about your current location.
I live in Montreal, in southern Quebec--the French province of Canada. It's the second-largest city in Canada after Toronto. Montreal is actually an island with hot humid summers and cold snowy winters. There are lots of European ethnic groups, making it unique culturally. It hosts The Montreal International Jazz Festival, as well as Just For Laughs Festival and the Montreal International Fireworks Competition.
Have you previously participated in Armchair BEA? If you have not previously participated, what drew you to the event?
Last year I registered but got too busy to participate. This year I'd like to be in on the action a little more and get to know more book bloggers.
What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2013?
I'm currently reading Firebird by Susanna Kearlsey, one of my favorite authors. I just finished reading However Long the Night by Aimee Molloy, which I can't stop thinking about. It's a non-fiction which reads like a novel about the work of Molly Melching and the extraordinary social changes she helped bring about in Senegal. I was in tears at the enormity of her work and its benefits through her organization Tostan. My review will be up on Wednesday!
Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.
I like biking and thai food. Not necessarily in that order.
Hope you all enjoy Armchair BEA!