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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...

The Conflict to Come in Cutting for Stone

Abraham Verhese, New York Times bestselling author of Cutting For Stone   Why is it that the months seem to be soaring by this spring? According to my Kindle, I'm 27% of the way through our current novel, Cutting for Stone. With our book club meeting to...

Beautiful Prose in Cutting for Stone

The first quality I noted when I started this month's book, Cutting for Stone, was the beautifully descriptive prose. Certainly author Abraham Verghese is poet. Right off the top, a lovely description of the change of seasons in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia,...