Struggles of A Dreamer – the novel

Well, that JB wrote a lovely sentimental post yesterday about her Dad. Touched my heart as well as my ducts.

Today, I want to tell you about my day – yesterday.

It may be September but we are still experiencing some 30ish days with humidity. Too hot to walk outside for any length of time.

So, as we do, my SIL and I met for coffee with two others at our Cafe then we headed off to one of our malls. Lots of room to stride in a cool environment. On the way into the mall I noticed an eatery (read Pancake Breakfast place) I was not aware of previously.

So we decided to do one round of the mall (2500 steps), go in for breakfast/lunch, then do at least another round post dining. Then she was off home and I went for another round.

One of my favourite stores in this mall is Indigo, and to me it is like visiting wonderland. So I broke stride to visit and gaze, and dream.

That’s where I got this:

This is the second leather bound journal I bought. The first one, from years ago took forever to fill because I saved it for bright ideas. Then I realized I don’t get many bright ideas, and would never fill it up. Lowering my standards I finally got that I could buy the second book.

As I wandered around a handsome young man asked if he could tell me about his books.

Even better than leather bound journals I love meeting authors and getting new books.

The author is Yahaya Baruwa and he has a trilogy that immediately caught my interest. He gave me enough of the backstory of his life that resulted in the first book Struggles of a Dreamer: The Battle between a Dream and Tradition that I was hooked,

I haven’t started the book yet as I am still must finish Tea Cooper’s The Cartographer’s Secret, but will soon be able to settle down with this new book.

Yahaya lives and works in Toronto.

I am so excited about these books and this author that I hope you will visit him at:

Bob Proctor’s praise for this book caught my eye and reminded me that all novels leave an impression, but I wonder how many are novels, and at the same time inspirational?

I just couldn’t wait to read and post later. I just had to introduce you to him. That’s the enthusiasm this author generates.

So from North of 43 I must get back to reading!

Chris G September 4th ‘22

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One is about 43 degrees latitude N. and longitude 80 W, The other almost equidistant south latitude and longitude 174 E. Two women, two minds, different personalities and experiences, choosing a life of meaning, continual growth and learning, at the same time negating ageist opinions of exactly what ‘an old lady’ should be.

19 thoughts on “Struggles of A Dreamer – the novel”

    1. I know what you mean. I think it would be scary to be an author and a book signing and not have anybody come. And to stand beside a display and people do walk by avoiding eye contact. Takes bravery.

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