Welcome to The Word On The Street Book Club!
We’ve selected four great Canadian reads by authors appearing at the 2015 festival as part of our second summer book club. We’ll be discussing the books each week for the next month, and on September 27th, everyone will have the chance to meet the authors in person at Harbourfront Centre.
Share your views in the comments of the blog, using the questions posed by our book club leaders as a jumping-off point for any other thoughts or questions you may have.
I Can’t Believe It’s Not Better
Book Club Leader: Michele Daniels
Blog: Just a Lil’ Lost
According to her family, Michele started reading when she was 3 – and she hasn’t put a book down since. Her love of reading and the online world inspired her to start her site, Just a Lil’ Lost, where she connects with others and writes about books and pop culture topics. She enjoys books in all genres; from adult and young adult fiction to non-fiction and graphic novels. When she doesn’t have a book in hand, Michele can probably be found with a coffee in one, and a macaron in the other.
Take it away, Michele!
Part 1: (pages 1 – 68)
“Food” and “What’s Going On With Your Body”
- Based on the first section of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Better, it’s evident that Heisey has an interesting relationship to specific foods, occasionally related to particular events in her life. What food immediately stirs up feelings or memories of a significant moment in your life, and how/why?
- If I hadn’t already reached my 30s, I would probably be a bit disbelieving at some of the “sneaky” ways that our bodies go through changes once we get older. What has been the strangest/funniest/most unusual thing someone has warned you about that happens as we age?
- Heisey talks about learning to self-care – to take time for ourselves and not feel guilty about it. What are some ways that you care for yourself, or would like to care for yourself?
Part 2: (pages 69 – 126)
“Werk” and “It’s Called Manners, Read a Book”
Part 3: (pages 127 – 178)
“On Female Friendship, aka Everything” and “Fashion”
Part 4: (pages 179 – 231)
“S-E-X-X-X and Love” and “Our Modern World”