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07 Aug
Oh, HitchBOT!

It was a dark day in Philly when, in the home of brotherly love, a child-like Canadian celebrity was killed. HitchBOT, the traveling robot that thumbed its way across Canada, the Netherlands, and Germany, met an untimely demise in the good old U.S. of A on...

30 Jul
Wear your nationality with pride, eh

I couldn't help but note my fellow Patriot in the American airport. His black t-shirt emblazoned with bright red, capital letters proudly announcing CANADA caught my eye. Since an article I read in the Globe and Mail suggesting wearing our maple leaf when we travel...

30 Jun
Three Day Road

I was thrilled when Laurie recommended, and Laura chose, Joseph Boyden’s first novel, Three Day Road. It’s been on my shelf for a couple of years and I finally found myself reading this 2008, winner of the Amazon Books in Canada First Novel Award and...

15 Jun
Best Stuffed Mushrooms

Ruth's husband is a lucky man. This woman is a whiz in the kitchen and she loves to cook for company. When it's her turn to host the LOL, we get excited about the delicious delights sure to emerge from her oven. Honestly, I am...

30 May
What Makes Olga Run

  “Part science book, part journey into the untapped potential of the human spirit, this is the remarkable story of a 94-year-old track and field champion.” After writing about her in 2010, in the New York Times, Canadian journalist, Bruce Grierson (and his many receptive readers) becomes...

30 Apr
The Pearl that Broke its Shell

  In her literary debut, Afghan-American novelist and pediatrician, Nadia Hashimi, pens a powerful and painful tale. It’s 2007 and Kabul continues to be an unwelcoming country for women. The Taliban has officially been ousted from power, and the country’s first democratically elected president is in power,...

24 Sep
Me Before You; Thought Provoking and Thoroughly Entertaining

I love the way British author, JoJo Moyes, describes her own novel, Me Before You. It's "a real weepy," she says--an apt description for a novel that moves most readers to tears, but not before making them laugh a little, too. A funny, engaging writer with...

16 Sep
Me Before You

What are the Ladies on Literature Reading Now? Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her...

LOL Dine on a Moveable Feast

The Ladies on Literature wrapped up our season with a roaring good meeting and a rousing read. Some thoughts from our members on the Hemingway memoir, A Moveable Feast. A short book review on "A Movable Feast" by Ernest Hemingway I found this read quite enjoyable; despite...