Category Archives: Movies

Book of the month – In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

TONS to update on today! First of all, how crazy is the Jian Ghomeshi drama?! We can’t really believe it’s happening, but will definitely miss him hosting the Giller Prize Gala. However… Rick Mercer is a totally awesome second choice. And … Continue reading

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Book of the month – The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

This week, as I was perusing Goodreads (as a good UBC member regularly does) I came across the following quote and thought it was a lovely way to begin this month’s post: “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf … Continue reading

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Book of the month – Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

We are WAY behind on our blogging, as I previously said… so I’m sorry for announcing our May book so late! Hopefully we can can catch up this month. As usual, we’ve been busy. We’ve got three new book club babies, … Continue reading

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Book of the month – Where’d You Go, Bernadette By Maria Semple

MARCH! We are unfortunately still in the thick of winter here in Ottawa. If you are somewhere warm, please don’t talk to us. We don’t like you right now. It’s been an exciting month in the Canadian novel world! Canada … Continue reading

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Book of the month – Annabel by Kathleen Winter

It’s February – the month of LOVE! I only say that because of Valentine’s Day, really. I am loving seeing all the pink and red displays in stores, particularly the UBC’s favourite spot – Chapters Indigo. We all want to … Continue reading

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November book review – Blindness by Jose Saramago

After the colossal failure of my first book pick in the Summer of 2012, with Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel, I sought to redeem myself with my second pick. Hedging my bets, I picked a book I had … Continue reading

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Book of the month – TransAtlantic by Colum McCann

As I type this, it’s on 10 degrees in Ottawa. There’s no denying it – here we are at yet another September. This time last year, Mary Anne had just chosen Something Fierce. But now we’re back to school, back … 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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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 – The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Ugh. What an awful Monday. April showers bring May flowers… right? Let’s hope so. Anyway, I can’t dwell on the weather when the UBC had such a fabulous meeting last night. Sixteen of us (I think) got cozy in Erin’s … Continue reading

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