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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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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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Erin’s 2014 reading challenge

As many of you know I had a very ambitious reading challenge in 2013. I challenged myself to read 45 books (having read 49 the year before) including the 12 book club books and 25 specific books that I already … 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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Erin’s 2013 reading challenge – the final chapter

So it’s December.  There are many great things about this month – Christmas parties, presents, trees, family, friends, baked goods, snow! – however it also means the last few weeks of my 2013 Reading Challenge. Those of you who have … 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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Erin’s 2013 reading challenge – quarterly update

Fall. My favorite season – I love the changing trees, the fresh smelling air, the cooler mornings and pleasant days, Thanksgiving, Halloween (I am a candy fiend), crunchy leaves… I could go on.  It’s also the beginning of fireplace season, … Continue reading

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August book review – The Dinner by Herman Koch

Touted as the “European Gone Girl“, the UBC read The Dinner by Herman Koch for our August pick. To start, we agreed setting the book up by comparing it to Gone Girl was a bad idea.  The only thing they … Continue reading

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Favorite Authors – Ken Follett

I love historical epics. There is something about getting drawn into a family’s story across generations that I find captivating. One of my favorite authors, and a master of historical epics, is Ken Follett. Whether it’s about a the construction of … Continue reading

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