Author Archives: Julia Kent

About Julia Kent

Julia is an outgoing and energetic writer and food blogger from Halifax. Five years ago, Julia started The Unputdownable Book Club and her food blog, The Domestic Blonde. A graduate of Carleton University’s journalism program, Julia currently works in Ottawa in public relations. As a former broadcast journalist and with a background in musical theatre, she is a natural presenter. In her free time, she recipe-tests, reads, runs, hosts a podcast called Young PR Pros, watches bad television and plays competitive soccer. She’s addicted to Canadian Living and Chapters Indigo. Her favourite books include A Thousand Splendid Suns, Pride & Prejudice and The Book of Negroes. Twitter: @kentjulia

Book review – Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas by Nicholas Pileggi

Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas is based on the true story of the rise and fall of Tony “The Ant” Spilotro — a legendary mob hitman in the early ’70s. The Ant was a cold and effective mobster whose … Continue reading

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Book of the month – Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

We have good news – we’re re-committing to blogging! After a bit of a hiatus, Sarah pointed out that this little blog is just too neat of a thing to let slide. And we agree – it’s so special! How many collaborative … Continue reading

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Book of the month – Cannery Row by John Steinbeck

The Unputdownable Book Club’s May pick is Cannery Row by John Steinbeck!

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Book of the month – Flash Boys by Michael Lewis

And our April book club pick, chosen by Kristina, is Flash Boys by Michael Lewis! We’re excited to read a novel by the same author as The Blind Side and Moneyball. Have you ready anything by Michael Lewis before?

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Book of the month – A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout

We’ve been busy, but we just wanted to say that our March book club pick was A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout! Have you read it? We loved it. What did you think?  

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Book of the month – When Everything Feels Like The Movies by Raziel Reid

It’s freezing February! Thankfully it’s almost over. Let’s see… what’s happened lately? Well, we voted on our favourite books of 2014, so you can check that out. We got super excited about To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee releasing … Continue reading

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Our favourite books in 2014

I can’t believe this is the third time I’ve done a post like this! Year after year,  it’s so much fun to look back on the 12 books we read and choose our favourites. Unfortunately I only read half the … Continue reading

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Julia’s favourite books in 2014

It’s become a tradition for Erin and I to share our favourite books from the previous year. In fact, this is the third year in a row we’re doing it! In case you’re interested, here are our past favourites: Julia’s … Continue reading

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Book of the month – A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews

All sorts of interesting things today! First of all, happy new year! You’re all probably setting our annual reading challenges over on Goodreads, like many of us are. I was a colossal failure in 2014, only reading five UBC books (ugh) … Continue reading

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Book of the month – The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis

Merry Christmas from the UBC girls! Our December book is The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis. Happy New Year!

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