Lifestyle Monthly Favourites

November Favourites 2023


Orange Colored Sky – Nat King Cole

Another bright jazz classic by the unforgettable Nat King Cole…

Pennsylvania 6-5000 – Glen Miller

A 1940 big band jazz standard inspired by the telephone number of the Hotel Pennsylvania in Manhattan, New York City.

You Mean Everything to Me – Neil Sedaka

Neil Sedaka is a genius! His lyrics are so nostalgic and romantic at the same time. And with that velvety voice he captures the essence of falling head over heels in love with another person…


A Curse for True Love by Stephanie Garber

Evangeline Fox ventured to the Magnificent North in search of her happy ending, and it seems as if she has it. She’s married to a handsome prince and lives in a legendary castle. But Evangeline has no idea of the devastating price she’s paid for this fairytale. She doesn’t know what she has lost, and her husband is determined to make sure she never finds out . . . but first he must kill Jacks, the Prince of Hearts.

The Lady of Shalott by Alfred Tennyson

‘The Lady of Shalott’ is a lyrical ballad by the 19th-century English poet Alfred Tennyson. Inspired by the short prose text ‘La Damigella di Scalot’ from the 13th-century, it tells the tragic story of Elaine of Astolat, a young noblewoman stranded in a tower up the river from Camelot.

It is one of Tennyson’s most famous and memorable works, with its lucid medieval romanticism, as well as enigmatic symbolism.

Make It Happen: Manifest the Life of Your Dreams by Jordanna Levin

For years, journalist and podcaster Jordanna Levin thought that she was psychic. She would worry about things and they would come true. But she wouldn’t just worry; she would feel them, take subconscious action towards them and believe with every cell of her being that they would happen-and most of the time, they did. A broken foot, a cancelled flight, a tragic love story… the list went on. She soon realised that she wasn’t just predicting the future, she was manifesting it. Until one day she changed the game. If she could manifest mishaps and disasters, why not the things she actually wanted?

In this warm and witty book, Jordanna shares her personal experiences and struggles along with her foolproof equation for manifesting whatever you desire, from your dream job to a lasting relationship. Whether you’re a matter-of-fact skeptic or a somewhat hippie yoga-lover, Make It Happen will empower you to take ownership of your life and create anything you want.

While the Light Lasts by Agatha Christie

A macabre recurring dream … revenge against a blackmailer … jealousy, infidelity and a tortured conscience … a stolen gemstone … the haunting attraction of an ancient relic … a race against time … a tragic love triangle … a body in a box … an unexpected visitor from beyond the grave…

Nine quintessential examples of Agatha Christie’s brilliance are contained in this collection of early short stories – including the very first one she ever wrote – and provide a unique glimpse of the Queen of Crime in the making.

Titanic: A Survivor’s Story by Archibald Gracie

Here is a survivor’s vivid account of the greatest maritime disaster in history. The information contained in Gracie’s account is available from no other source. He provides details of those final moments, inlcuding names of passengers pulled from the ocean and of those men who, in a panic, jumped into lifeboats as they were being lowered, causing injury and further danger to life.

Walter Lord, author of A Night to Remember, comments that Gracie’s book – written shortly before he died of exposure he suffered on that night – is ‘invaluable for chasing down who went in what boat’ and calls Gracie ‘an indefatigable detective’.

Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe

Spiral into a dimly lit world, down streets lined with madmen and their black deeds, through the cold twists of the catacombs, and into rooms where secrets dwell. From the tortured mind of Edgar Allan Poe, these three tales, “The Black Cat,” “The Fall of the House of Usher,” and “The Cask of Amontillado,” speak to the hidden places inside us all.

Molly Brown: Unraveling the Myth by Kristen Iversen

When Margaret Tobin Brown arrived in New York City shortly after her perilous night in Titanic’s Lifeboat Six, a legend was born. Through magazines, books, a Broadway musical, and a Hollywood movie, she became The Unsinkable Molly Brown but in the process her life story was distorted beyond recognition. Even her name was changed–she was never known as Molly during her lifetime.

Kristen Iversen’s Molly Unraveling the Myth is the first full-length biography of this American icon, and the story it tells is of a passionate and outspoken crusader for the rights of women, children, mine workers, and others struggling for their voice in the early twentieth century. In the end, the real “Molly” Brown was far more fascinating than her myth, and Kristen Iversen has captured her in all her brilliance.

Stage Plays

Visiting Mr Green by Jeff Baron

Eighty-six-year-old widower Mr. Green is almost hit by a car driven by young corporate executive Ross Gardiner. Found guilty of reckless driving, Ross is ordered to spend the next six months making weekly visits to Mr. Green. What starts off as a comedy about two people who resent being in the same room together develops into drama, as family secrets are revealed and old wounds are opened.

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