Author: shannon

Opening Indian Horse

When Karen & Bonnie chose Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese, I was thrilled. Another Canadian novel...

Eat Like a Caveman

Eat like a caveman Subscriber Wednesday, 16 January 2013 02:00 Shannon Linden The Paleo, or Caveman diet currently tops the list of trends in do-it-yourself weight loss programs. I'm grateful to live in modern times, when I don't have to send my husband out to...

Gourmet Grilled Cheese

It was down-home, down-right delicious as Laurie served up a selection of gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches at her LOL meeting this week. The girls gobbled these up, finishing them off with a glass (or two) or rich red wine. A perfect offering that warmed our...

Laughter as the LOL wrap up Sisters Brothers

Another book club spent in laughter, discussing literature, with the lovely ladies I call friends. Once again, I'm so very grateful for the presence of these fifteen women--yes, with new member, Crystal, we have grown--in my life. I eagerly anticipate every meeting, yet each time...

Patrick DeWitt: Fitting Name

As we near completion of The Sisters Brothers, I most admire author, Patrick DeWitt, for his, well...

Who reads Westerns? We do!

Okay, I'll admit it. When Laurie selected the Sisters Brothers for her book choice, I was intrigued by the title but turned off by the fact it's a western. Not a huge fan of the genre, I was a bit of a reluctant reader in...

The Science of Hide & Seek

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Sheherazade and Marianne Engel

A fascinating aspect of Andrew Davidson's book, The Gargoyle, was the manner in which Marianne Engel keeps the burned man alive and ultimately makes him fall in love with her through the retelling of their love story, along with other forever-lovers' tales, in Sheherazade style. In...