Almost missed this amidst Canuck Fever, but the Vancouver Public Library has announced that My Year of Meats by Ruth Ozeki has been selected for Vancouver's city-wide book club. Here's the description from the OBOV website:
Jane, an American filmmaker, is hired by a beef lobbying group to make television shows for the Japanese market. As she grows more familiar with her subject, she becomes increasingly alarmed by the beef industry's unethical practices and sets out to sabotage the program. She is joined by Akiko, the wife of Jane's boss in Japan. Together they plot to expose the meat industry's hazardous practices.One Book, One Vancouver: About the Book
From the One Book, One Vancouver website: "From reality TV to mainstream journalism, find out what is the media's influence on today's mainstream culture? With special guests, Ruth Ozeki and Vancouver Sun Arts & Life Editor Dominic Patten."
Almost two months now I wrote about a sale at Discollection, a vintage clothing store on Hastings in Vancouver. Now comes word via email that the store is closing its doors, and is having a final 'fill a bag' sale. From Kim, the proprietor:
Starting April 23rd at 12PM we will be having a week long " fill a bag" sale, so for all of you that missed out the last time around this will be your chance to fill your bags, fill your boots, and fill your closets…. and the best news is, the bags are bigger and cheaper because everything really must go… and I want all of you to have it. I will be bringing out new items everyday of the sale and clearing out my back room which is stacked with vintage beauties.. 50's bathing suits, dresses, shoes, boots, sandals, summer tops, shorts and on it goes...