Category Archives: Book Review

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 review – The Martian by Andy Weir

I’m pretty much f*#@ed. That’s my considered opinion. F*#@ed. Has a better opening ever been written for a book? Not that I have read! The Martian is the debut novel from author Andy Weir. It follows the fictional American astronaut, … Continue reading

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Erin’s Favourite Books in 2014

It is mid-March now, so I know this is a little late, but I did not want to ruin Julia’s and my tradition to share our favourite books from the previous year. This is our third year in a row, … 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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October Book Review – In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

Like Yael, my month of hosting/book-choosing coincidentally fell on my one year anniversary in the Unputdownable Book Club. This felt really special; my life has been greatly enriched by this group of women (and their vast literary and culinary selections) over … Continue reading

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September book review – The Ocean at the End of the Lane

If I had to describe The Ocean at the End of the Lane in one word, it would be unexpected. When picking our book for last month, what pulled us in to this one was the length (only 178 pages), … Continue reading

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August book review – The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

August was an exciting month for me with the Unputdownable Book Club as it marked my one-year anniversary reading and discussing books with this wonderful group of ladies. You can read my very first blog post about why I joined … Continue reading

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May Book Review – Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Our May book was Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. The club and I voted on a light and fluffy read for May since we knew we were coming into warmer days and less time curled up inside – and that’s exactly … Continue reading

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Tom Robbins’ Jitterbug Perfume smells like it’s good for you

The bouquet of Tom Robbins’ Jitterbug Perfume is as dense as beet juice, exciting as jasmine, and playful as citrus. It’s a heady infusion of life, death, love, religion, philosophy, sociology, evolution, physics, fantasy, memory, and history that’s as wholesome … Continue reading

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