Winter has arrived in Ottawa!
First things first – the Giller Prize winner! Sean Michaels won for his novel Us Conductors. It’s based on the life of Lev Thermen, the Russian-born inventor of the Theremin, which is a musical instrument I have never heard of. The novel flips back and forth between Stalinist Russia and 1920s New York.
I am extremely jealous of my dad, who was invited to a Giller Prize event recently and was given a copy of every book on the shortlist! He’s sailing around the Caribbean right now reading them and appropriately, he started with Us Conductors.
What’s happened since my last post? Well, Yael made us all melt at our last meeting with these cinnamon rolls. We devoured every last one. I ate two.
Miranda shared this awesome BuzzFeed list on the importance of reading. Gotta love it.
Our annual Book Club Christmas Party is coming up at the very end of November and Yvonne is hosting this year. She declared the dress code to be “All That Glitters”. Personally, I cannot freakin’ wait.
One reason to be excited for Valentine’s Day this year is the 50 Shades of Grey movie premiere. Talk about an interesting date night. Anyway, I am LOVING the Beyonce soundtrack. Excellent choice.
And that was our month! Kristy chose our November book – The Plum Tree by Ellen Marie Wiseman. It’s a World War II love story. Pretty fitting for November given Remembrance Day.
Have a cozy November!