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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 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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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 – mid-year update

So it’s almost the end of June and that means two important things: I should be half-way through my reading challenge for 2013 It’s almost Canada Day!!! I love a long weekend, especially when I am celebrating the best country … Continue reading

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Book review – Web of Angels by Lilian Nattel

I am always on the lookout for great Canadian novels. I like to support Canadian authors and enjoy reading a book that takes place in a location I can picture. When I first picked up Web of Angels, I didn’t … Continue reading

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Memoirs – Good and Bad

Prompted by the fact that the UBC has recently chosen a few memoirs to read, and I have read many on my own, I got to thinking about what makes a good memoir and why some people love them and some … Continue reading

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Book review – Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn was an instant hit and has gotten a lot of press since its May 2012 release.  I have heard rave reviews about it from several friends and from online reviews, including this post by UBC’s own … Continue reading

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Book review – Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

I was reading this novel by UK author JoJo Moyes on a recent trip to Toronto. On the flight home, I was sitting beside an elderly lady who was also reading. As I reached the last 100 pages, I silently … Continue reading

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Erin’s 2013 reading challenge

Inspired by Julia’s reading challenge, as well as the annual prompt from Goodreads, I challenged myself to read 45 books this year. I know what you are thinking – “But Erin, last year you read 49, as admitted to in your Favorite … Continue reading

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Julia’s 2013 reading challenge – quarterly update

Where the heck did the last three months go?! I can’t believe it’s almost April and we’re through the first quarter of 2013. I was looking at my calendar and realized it was already time for my first quarterly update … Continue reading

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