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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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Throwback Thursday – Favorite Childhood Books

As an avid reader, one of the side effects of having a baby is reliving your own childhood reading experiences. At least for me it has been! I was in a used book store the other day and spent $25 … 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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March book review – Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

You may have noticed we’re a little behind in our book reviews, but springtime is always so busy… so we’re hoping our readers haven’t caught up either! Our March book was Where’d  You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple. Laura chose … Continue reading

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Julia’s favourite books in 2013

As you may have heard… we’re into traditions around here! This is the second year in a row that Erin and I have shared our favourite books from the year. You can read my five favourite books from 2013 in … Continue reading

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Erin’s Favourite Books of 2013

It’s that time of year again… time to review the books I read in 2013 and choose my favourites!  Started last year, Julia and I have decided to turn our “Favourite Book of…” posts into an annual tradition. In January … 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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October book review – The God of Small Things

As regular readers will know, I have had some ups and downs in the book picking sphere. Although I have advised you on how to pick a good book, you may also have read my post on the first ever … Continue reading

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Book review – Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman

I love memoirs. Anyone who read this post about my favorite memoirs knows about my love of peeking into the life of someone I don’t know who has an interesting story to tell. So this led me to Orange is the … Continue reading

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