Author: shannon

Beginning of Best Laid Plans

Photo Source: backofthebook.ca I love supporting Canadian authors and it doesn't get more Canuck than Terry Fallis. From the content of his first book, The Best Laid Plans, to the story of how he published it, this author is a down home, hard working, hilariously self-effacing...

22 Oct
Pear & Cambozola Pizza (Only with Apples & Figs)

LOL'er, Laurie, hosted our last meeting to discuss the Housemaid's Daughter. She served up this outstanding pizza, substituting apples for the pears & adding thinly sliced figs. It was SO delicious. Courtesy of the Best of Bridge, Best of the Best book, this is...

Housemaid’s Daughter Wrap-up

The days--no, the months--seem to fly by and blogging about books only confirms the feeling. I can scarcely keep up with our current book before we're onto the next. Here then, some thoughts on the lovely Laurie's selection, The Housemaid's Daughter, followed by a phenomenal...

Lady on Literature, Laura, on The Dinner

"The Dinner"…. a dark and disturbing read with a cast of increasingly nasty fictional characters, brings a whole new meaning to “Guess whose coming to dinner?’  This is a novel that sticks with you, unsettles you and compels discussion. In this regard, it was a...

Bill Gates in China

John Wood devotes an entire chapter to Bill Gates in China. The author explains how, after his return from the book delivering trip to Nepal, he is consumed with preparations for the Big Boss's visit to Beijing. It's interesting to learn the truth, that communist...

Maybe Microsoft Man is a little Romantically Detached?

John Woods…A Microsoft Man   I enjoy author and philanthropist extraordinaire, John Wood’s casual story-telling voice. Clearly a brilliant man, he writes well, though the strength of the book (at least thus far) is the true story itself; the material that arise from his experiences, rather than...

Ladies on Literature and our New Line-Up

We at the LOL are just about ready to embark upon our next book! Meanwhile, don't you love Kathy's sticky notes, complete with each member's name and the date of their meeting? Too cute. Stay tuned for the announcement of our August read, coming at...

08 Jul
A Chip Dip of the Potato Kind

Photo & Recipe Courtesy of the Brown Eyed Baker: browneyedbaker.com "Soul food is just what the name implies. It is soulfully cooked food or richly flavored food, good for your ever-loving soul." Sheila Ferguson "Soul food is not lean cuisine." Sarah Ban Breathnach Ah, yes, what is most scrumptious is...

05 Jul
Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting: From BEB

(photo & recipe credit: browneyedbaker.com) My friends know it. My family certainly knows it (& both loves and resents me for it), but I adore baking. I'm not sure if it's because I grew up in a house where beautifully baked cookies or crumbling cake oozing...