Author Archives: Catherine Kitts

About Catherine Kitts

Catherine wrote her first story when she was four-years-old. It was entitled "The Nest" and she won a prize for it. Naturally, that lead her down a path destined to, one day, write best sellers ….. Or at least read them. Somewhere between getting a Bachelor of Journalism from Carleton University, slinging drinks professionally (and otherwise), becoming the editor of a local newspaper, and partying her face off at every chance she gets, Catherine found time to proudly hold a title as "founding member" of the Unputdownable book club. Thought provoking, life inspiring or heartstring-pulling fiction is what interests her most. In fact, if it were acceptable, Catherine would be completely content quitting all jobs and ignoring all social engagements to simply curl up with a book - day in and day out. When she's not writing for her newspaper, her blog, or this blog, Catherine is furthering her love of news, gossiping about The Bachelor, dying in a hot yoga class, traveling someplace new, cheering on a hockey game, planning an adventurous future, or even more likely, having a cocktail … or ten. Twitter @catkitts / @inanutshellca

September book review – TransAtlantic by Colum McCann

As it has been mentioned many times on the UBC blog, September was a huge month for us. Television appearances, inspiring stories, not one but THREE baby announcements and a third anniversary rounded out a month of celebrations. It was … Continue reading

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Happy third anniversary, UBC!

Today is The Unputdownable Book Club’s third anniversary (!!!). After three years, 36 meetings, over 40 members (past & present) and an obscene amount of cheese consumed, I think I can speak for all of us when I say how … Continue reading

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Books with buzz: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

If you did not receive at least one book at Christmas then you are not a true book lover. Too harsh? Okay, if you did not receive at least one book at Christmas then your family and friends really dropped … 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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Everything you thought you knew about book club…

Most of the time, as a 24-year-old female, when I tell people I’m going to book club I’m met with a snicker and a “Do you KNIT and drink TEA too?” As I silently and shamefully reflect that my last … Continue reading

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Books with buzz: The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

At least once a month, I waste entirely too much time in one of my most favourite places: Chapters. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m all for the triumph of the independent bookstore – I’ve watched the movie You’ve Got … Continue reading

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