Review: Ellen in Pieces by Caroline Adderson

9781443426787 (1)Ellen in Pieces by Caroline Adderson explores, through many different perspectives, the plight of a single mother once her girls are grown and she realizes that she is chock-full of regrets. Ellen McGinty, a loud-mouthed and occasionally vulgar Publicist, in an effort to reclaim a semblance of contentment, impulsively leaves her job, sells the house she raised her children in and begins to rebuild a sexy, happy new life.

When reading the synopsis of Ellen in Pieces by Caroline Adderson, I must say, I was expecting a relatively generic story of woman’s quest to self-realization; however, I was pleasantly surprised when Adderson depicted vivid, complex characters in a funny and emotionally powerful way.

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Have You Ever Disagreed With Your Book BFF?

Have you seen EpicRead‘s Book Nerd Problems short videos? We love the newest one about Disagreeing With Your Book BFF:

Luckily, I rarely disagree with my book life BFF Suman, aka @HCCFrenzy, about books (just Tim Horton’s new Oreo donut). Has your book club ever disagreed about a book? Tell us about it on Twitter @SavvyReader or in the comments below.

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Excerpt: John Green Recommends “My Drunk Kitchen”

9780062293039 (1)Hannah “Harto” Hart is the creator of My Drunk Kitchena cooking show and comedy series on YouTube. In the videos, Hannah attempts to cook or bake various dishes, or otherwise engaging in some food-related activity, all while, well, tipsy. To get a good idea of the entire series, I recommend watching the inaugural video “Butter Yo Sh*t“, which Hannah created as a joke for a friend, here. This “joke” now has over 3 million views.

Her new book My Drunk Kitchen: A Guide to Eating, Drinking & Going With Your Gut is a fun collection of recipes, stories, photos, and drawings to inspire your own culinary adventures (regardless of your cooking abilities). We’ve certainly taken notice of its unique appeal, as have two of our favourite authors: Neil Gaiman and John Green.

Of My Drunk Kitchen, Neil Gaiman says:

 “I defy anyone to read this surprisingly useful book and not come away from it madly in love with Harto, hoping against hope that one day she will turn up, with alcohol and honesty and a heaped pile of humor, in your kitchen too.”—Neil Gaiman

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