The Book Gourmet – I’m in Banff!

book gourmetFirst Course – The Amuse Bouche

The Delicate Matter of Lady Blayne (by Natasha Blackthorne): “Somewhere between madness and desire lies bliss.”

Unacceptable Behavior (by Morganna Williams): “Come here little girl, we have things to discuss you and I.”

Correcting the Coeds Available Now Promo1Second Course — The Appetizer

College campuses, circa 1950, were not a place feminists found friendly. In fact, they could be downright male dominated. Imagine that! In this new collection of books by Cara Bristol, Celeste Jones, Renee Rose, and Sue Lyndon, get a taste from that I Love Lucy-style “men are men and women are nervous” tension that leads to spankalicious fun. Correcting the Coeds was released on August 16; it’s waiting for you now.

Third Course — The Entrée

If you missed it, you might want to read my article about the PC trend to muffle artists under the blanket of “cultural appropriation.” If you’ve ever worn an Indian headdress for a costume, a Mexican serape, or a Madras tunic, and you don’t belong in those societies, you’re guilty of stealing someone else’s culture. I give that some thought in my article here.

lake minnewanka banff 12343046_sFourth Course — The Dessert

I’m away in Banff this week, though still working (as you can see). This is a partial week spent with one of my daughters, playing tourist and taking in the hot springs and the gorgeous mountain vistas. It’s not a long jaunt from Calgary to Banff, but I’d never been before. My husband had to be here for a conference, so it was a natural thing to tag along. While he’s working, my daughter and I are playing! Today, a naturalist boat tour of Lake Minnewanka and a purely Canadian Rockies dinner at a nearby lodge. I’ll be back to Calgary on Friday evening. Look for a post for Six of the Best on Sunday.