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Gift from the Sea

Anne Morrow Lindbergh's beautiful book, Gift from the Sea, is a summer treasure. Every morning, as I sit upon my sunny deck, grateful for a little time alone, sipping sweet coffee, taking in stunning views of mountain and sky, I journal and read and reflect. Marking...

The Realm of the Real…Non-fiction Books Beckon

At a time when I pictured myself soaking up the sun, chugging diet Coke from a can (or better: sipping Gewurztraminer from a stemmed glass) and reading absolute rubbish, no one is more surprised than me, to find I have a basket of non-fiction books...

That’s What Friends Are For

Here we have the LOL, here we have my friends. Indeed, Cara (second from the left in the cute cap) chose our latest book, Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons not only because she wanted to end on an upbeat, easy note, but because she thought reading...

How Doctors are Like Dogs

I love it when friends send me links to stuff I might like to read, but when Jodi connected me to a blog post by a woman bemoaning the fact doctors should be more like dogs, as a writer--and the wife of a physician--I just...

Cutting out on Cutting for Stone

Well, friends, it's been quite the read. Cutting for Stone proved to be an epic novel that spurred some outstanding conversation at the stunningly beautiful home of this book's hostess, Gail. A physician herself, Cutting for Stone--a medical story filled with such vivid description of surgery...

Bigger for Baby Isn’t Best

A new study by the British Medical Journal shows that dieting while pregnant may be just what the doctor ordered for some expectant moms. Read all about it and how a local, Kelowna woman keeps her lean, mean pregnant machine in order on this week's...

Cutting for Stone…on my phone?

So, it's been a while. I have been, not only a reluctant reader, but a negligent blogger. When you write a book blog and you're not reading, you're not writing. I've not been in this position before...

I’m not a Reluctant Reader, Honest!

I have jokingly poked fun at my fellow LOL'ers who come to book club for the wine and the food and of course, the fun. Some of us read more than others. There's Vikki, consumer of books extraordinaire. A member of three book clubs, she...