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What I know for Sure about “Wild”

As the Ladies on Literature prepare to meet at my place this week to discuss our opening book, Wild, I find myself almost sad to be closing out this book--and particularly the blog--about it. Why, you ask? Is it because this book is so phenomenal I...

Cheryl Strayed: Smart Writer; Stupid Hiker?

Even in the prologue to Wild, Cheryl Strayed adopts a somewhat cavalier attitude to embarking upon an epic journey: "A woman who walks alone in the wilderness for eleven hundred miles? I'd never been anything like that before. I had nothing to lose by giving...

Wild about Wild

It's not easy making a choice for book club. Of course we all want to make a selection that will be a brilliant read, highly entertaining, and most of all, make for excellent discussion. With so many superb books out there, the choices are endless...

Getting Pregnant: More Shades of Grey than Red Hot?

Trying to get pregnant? Try picking up some erotic literature! Enough couples have reported becoming pregnant after reading mega bestseller, Fifty Shades of Grey, experts are predicting a "Grey" baby boom! On this week's Wed to the Med: Book may trigger baby boomlet | Bliss...

The Kids Aren’t Alright

Think you need to pick up the pace in your fitness regime? Can't keep up with your kids? Recent studies show otherwise. According to the leading medical journal, the Lancet, Canadian parents are twice as fit as their kids. Check it out on this week's Wed...

The Sea Rewards those who Wait

As Anne Morrow Lindbergh opens her lovely book, Gift from the Sea, the reader is immediately drawn into the rhythm of the ocean, the gentle sounds of the sea slapping at the shore. On a rare vacation, alone, away from her many responsibilities as wife...

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...