, pub-4807045201008872, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 meta name=", pub-4807045201008872, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 Ginger High- Books R Us: GIVEAWAY AND REVIEW OF CORKED BY KATHRYN BOREL


Monday, February 15, 2010


In the book Corked: A Memoir,you get to meet Kathryn Borel, bon vivant and undutiful daughter. Now meet her father, Philippe, former chef, eccentric genius, and wine aficionado extraordinaire. Kathryn is like her father in every way but one: she's totally ignorant when it comes to wine. And although Philippe has devoted untold parenting hours to delivering impassioned oenological orations, she has managed to remain unenlightened. But after an accident and a death, Kathryn realizes that by shutting herself off to her father's greatest passion, she will never really know him.

About The Author-
 Kathryn Borel was born in 1979 in Toronto, the daughter of a hotelier.
 After several years, she became the older sister to Nico, who was named after the family cat. She spent her early years living in hotels in Paris, Bermuda, Dallas, and New Jersey, finally settling in Quebec City
 In 2002 she moved to Toronto to follow a man. The relationship ended.

 She continues to live in Toronto where she works at the Canadian Broadcasting Company. She has written food and wine reviews for radio and print. Her journalism includes a column which ran in the National Post under the title "Indignities." Corked is her first book.

My Thoughts-

While reading Corked, I was reminded of the trip I took with my mother to Australia in 1988. We travelled throughout the whole country in a car just like the author did with her father in France. The book was more about her father. He was obnoxious, rude and had a temper. I did not like him from the beginning, but Kathryn had a way to control him. I have always liked biographies but it took me a while to get into the story. I found the story sad and I would never like to spend any time with her father. There are more interesting books out there.If I did not have to review it, I would have not finished the book. In regard to my trip to Australia, we had a fantastic time.


Thanks to the Hachette Book Group, I am able to give away 5 copies of this book.

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Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book from the Hachette Book Group for my honest review.
I was not compensated for my review


  1. +1 I would love to read this memoir. Thank you for the review and chance to win!
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  3. As a wine fan I would really like to read this. :)

  4. Sounds like a good book.

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  5. Sounds like a interesting read.

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  6. Sounds like a good read—please enter me to win!

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  7. I love memoirs and this one is especially tempting!

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  8. would love to read this
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