Non-Fiction November 2018: Week Four (Carol Off)


Non-Fiction November is hosted this year by Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness), Julie (JulzReads), Sarah (Sarah’s Book Shelves), Katie (Doing Dewey) and Rennie (What’s Nonfiction). It's a month-long celebration of everything nonfiction with a different prompt and a different host each week. Week four's theme is Reads Like Fiction and it's hosted by

Non-Fiction November 2018: Week Four (Carol Off)2018-10-30T19:17:29-05:00

Jen Agg’s I Hear She’s a Real Bitch (2017)


"Everything about the restaurant business is made harder by being in it as a woman. And speaking out about that only makes it worse." And, yet, she is doing just that. Speaking out and putting herself out there, in I Hear She's a Real Bitch. Readers meet Jen Agg

Jen Agg’s I Hear She’s a Real Bitch (2017)2017-10-06T14:55:38-05:00

In My Reading Log, Summer 2017


In which there is talk of novels which were read too quickly to allow for extensive note-taking and snapshots: good reading. Yewande Omotoso's The Woman Next Door (2017) Longlisted for the Women's Fiction Prize this year, this story about two women in their eighties, neighbours in South Africa, is quietly

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Michael Smith’s Real Food, Real Good (2016)


This volume is a fantastic introduction to Chef Michael Smith's oeuvre. The volume opens with "The Real Food Pledge", and although this is the first of his books I've read, I could speak this pledge right along with him: it's as though he's speaking directly from our kitchen. So you

Michael Smith’s Real Food, Real Good (2016)2016-11-21T12:01:17-05:00

Jane Ozkowski’s Watching Traffic (2016)


What Jane Ozkowski captures beautifully in Watching Traffic is the very sensation embodied in the debut novel's title: Emily is overwhelmed by motion even while in a state of stillness. Groundwood Books, 2016 It's the summer after high-school gradulation, and Emily is working at a catering company, making egg-salad sandwiches and

Jane Ozkowski’s Watching Traffic (2016)2016-07-26T10:43:19-05:00
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