Author: shannon

Father Figure

So as I'm reading Open, tennis superstar, Andre Agassi's autobiography, something interesting occurs to me. While thisĀ  a tell-all and tell- it-candidly, non-fiction sports memoir and the LOL just completed, Annabel, the deeply moving, beautifully imagined fictional work of Kathleen Winter, one might think there...

Well, that was Embarrassing!

I have reached the age where it takes sooo much more than a little slop of wine down the front of my blouse or a piece of parsley between my front teeth to embarrass me, but I recently wore something out in public that should...

Not Your Typical Jock-Autobio Fare

...So says the Los Angeles Times of Andre Agassi's autobiography, Open... "Not your typical jock-autobio fare. This literate and absorbing book is, as the title baldly states, Agassi's confessional, a wrenching chronicle of his lifelong search for identity and serentity, on and off the court." I...

A Moment for Molly…and More

While I'm really getting into our latest book, Open, by Andre Agassi, it's Free-For-All-Friday and today finds me making tribute to a few of my friends and the faithful companions they've recently lost. Life is funny, isn't it? The way it comes in waves. Over the...

Dr. Google Is Always In

Yes, it's true. Canadians spend more time researching medical issues on line than they do banking, checking out sports scores, or even keeping up to date on the latest news. Sometimes information gleaned from online research can be life saving, as in the case of...

Read All About What LOL is Reading Next!

After wrapping up Kathleen Winter's novel, Annabel, the LOL is heading in an entirely different direction. Not only is our next book non-fiction, it is an autobiography. Not only is it an auto- biography, it's a sports story. Yes, we're switching gears--or should I say...

Mexican Bean Dip

Mexican Bean Dip I am the Queen of the Casserole. Anything that can be made in one dish and served up the same, is my specialty. Here's one of my favourites, courtesy of Jean Pare's Company's Coming. It's fabulous with tortilla chips, crackers, torn chunks of...

Ode to Annabel; Praise for Judy’s Kitchen

Cheers! To LOL member, Judy, for hosting our meeting to discuss, Annabel If you've read my inaugural column in the newly launched magazine, Okanagan Woman, (http://www.okanaganwoman.com/), you'll know I've belonged to a couple of different book clubs over the years but Wednesday evening's LOL meeting ranks...