Monthly Archives: April 2013

Book review – Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn was an instant hit and has gotten a lot of press since its May 2012 release.  I have heard rave reviews about it from several friends and from online reviews, including this post by UBC’s own … Continue reading

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Book review – Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

I was reading this novel by UK author JoJo Moyes on a recent trip to Toronto. On the flight home, I was sitting beside an elderly lady who was also reading. As I reached the last 100 pages, I silently … Continue reading

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March book review – Prisoner of Tehran: A Memoir by Marina Nemat

Last month, the UBC picked Prisoner of Tehran: A Memoir by Marina Nemat, and I (along with many of the girls) was excited to sink my teeth into it. This memoir tells the story of Marina Nemat, a young, Christian girl, living through the … Continue reading

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Book Review – Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts

As I mentioned in my previous post about my 2013 challenge, I have chosen some monsters to read this year.  It took me awhile to get started, but I have finally finished my first one: Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts. … Continue reading

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Book review – Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

I don’t remember when I first heard about Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, but to be honest, I think it was when the movie was released. I know I am a little late (7 years to be exact), since it … Continue reading

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Book of the month – The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Ugh. What an awful Monday. April showers bring May flowers… right? Let’s hope so. Anyway, I can’t dwell on the weather when the UBC had such a fabulous meeting last night. Sixteen of us (I think) got cozy in Erin’s … Continue reading

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How to pick a good book club book

Let me start off by saying that by writing this post, I am in no way claiming that my way is the only way to make the oh-so-important book club pick – or even that my way is particularly consistent. … Continue reading

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Erin’s 2013 reading challenge

Inspired by Julia’s reading challenge, as well as the annual prompt from Goodreads, I challenged myself to read 45 books this year. I know what you are thinking – “But Erin, last year you read 49, as admitted to in your Favorite … Continue reading

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