Monthly Archives: May 2013

Julia’s Picks

It’s time for two more Julia’s Picks! One of these is pretty predictable, especially if you read this post. I’ve been talking about Me Before You by JoJo Moyes to anyone who’ll listen for months. I am praying we eventually … Continue reading

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Book Club Night Out: The Great Gatsby Movie Night

As readers may have noticed by now, the women of the UBC love any excuse to get together. A new movie adaptation of The Great Gatsby – one of the most iconic novels of the 20th century – being released … Continue reading

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Memoirs – Good and Bad

Prompted by the fact that the UBC has recently chosen a few memoirs to read, and I have read many on my own, I got to thinking about what makes a good memoir and why some people love them and some … Continue reading

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Reading, Shopping and Camels – My Moroccan Odyssey

Last week I returned from a fantastic honeymoon to the beautiful county of Morocco. We were there for two weeks and thoroughly enjoyed wandering the narrow ancient medina streets, shopping for spices and souvenirs in the souks, and riding camels … Continue reading

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Julia’s Picks

I’m baaaack! I know you’re all sooo excited for me to reveal my second installment of Julia’s Picks.  I have been mulling these over for some time. It’s a big decision! I can’t just put my prestigious sticker on anything. … Continue reading

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April book review – The Glass Castle

This month, we all gathered at Steph’s lovely apartment to celebrate Cinco de Mayo…I mean, discuss her pick The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. The last in our series of memoirs (for now), this was my personal favourite. Before Steph … Continue reading

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Book of the month – Gone Girl By Gillian Flynn

Wow… Spring has SPRUNG big time in Ottawa! In fact, it seems like we skipped it all together and went straight to summer. I’m not complaining – I just got back from the Caribbean and the hot weather has made … Continue reading

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