Monthly Archives: February 2013

Throwback Tuesday: Her Fearful Symmetry Review

As you may know, I am one of the original members of the Unputdownable Book Club. Along with this very important status, I hold two distinct honours: I chose the very first Unputdownable Book. This was so long ago now, … Continue reading

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Books Julia can’t wait to read

You know what my biggest problem is? I don’t have enough time to read. #firstworldproblems It was just the other day I was telling My Other Half that I could easily read novels as a full-time job. Forty hours a … Continue reading

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Book club discussion questions for Will Ferguson’s 419

Due to popular demand, we are reigniting our discussion of Will Ferguson’s Giller Prize-winning novel, 419, first reviewed by yours truly in October last year. “Should it have won?” was the question that launched a thousand discussions at our meeting … Continue reading

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January book review – Our Daily Bread by Lauren Davis

So after being in book club for 10 months my turn came around to choose our next book. Now some might find this task easy, but I struggled with indecision for about three months before, constantly wavering between a number of different … Continue reading

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My Ideal Bookshelf Part I

Have you ever wondered which books inspire your favourite authors?  Surely, a piece of literature or a specific writer must have played a role in influencing an author to start writing in the first place. This question never crossed my … Continue reading

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Book of the month – The Imposter Bride by Nancy Richler

February is always the gloomiest, dreariest and coldest month, isn’t it? We’re trying to be more optimistic and think of it as FABruary, as our friends at in a nutshell call it. We’re looking forward to a month or curling … Continue reading

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Books with buzz: Sutton by J.R. Moehringer

“The best book of 2012.” That’s quite the statement, isn’t it? 2012 was the year of Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, J.K. Rowling’s first adult novel, the Fifty Shades saga, Hilary Mantel’s second Man Booker win, a new Stephen King… So, for … Continue reading

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