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Closeup: Putting Oakville, Ontario on the Reading Map

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The vision of Oakville, Ontario, according to its website, is to be “the most livable town in Canada.” If Karina Kaushal and Soni Sharma have their way, it might be the most well-read town in Canada. That’s because they are hosts of the Oakville chapter of the Girly Book Club. Karina, a Senior Business Analyst in the Ministry of Transportation, is working to publish a novel inspired by real-life experience meeting bachelors for an arranged marriage. Soni is a Chartered Accountant specializing in corporate tax. We had the chance to ask them a bit about the Oakville chapter. What is your favorite part of the Girly Book Club? Karina: I love meeting new people with the same love of reading…

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TED Talks: How Past Failures Inspire Elizabeth Gilbert’s Creativity

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What’s the secret to continued success? For author Elizabeth Gilbert, the answer came from remembering times of failure, which she discusses in this talk from TED2014. After her big break, the internationally bestselling Eat, Pray, Love, she had no idea how to maintain the high level of creativity that brought her renown. As time went by, she started identifying more with the feelings she had before her success—when her life was punctuated by rejection letters in her quest to become published. As she describes in this inspiring and heartfelt talk, she discovered that, whether nervous about continuing success or overcoming failure, the answer to continued creativity is to power through negativity and continue working hard. Recommended Reading: Big Magic: Creative…

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