Archives - April 2010
Running an independent bookstore is a labor of love and courage. I know - I did it for 5 years myself! As with any small business, one of the best things is being able to make all the decisions yourself. But as you can imagine, that can also be one of the hardest things. In today's post, guest blogger and bookstore owner Jamie Layton needs a little help. Check out her questions on book signings and self-published authors and if you have some thoughts on the matter please share!
I think most of us would agree that the truth is often stranger and more fascinating than fiction. But is it more discussable? I spent the last couple of days reading Norris Church Mailer's wonderful memoir in prepration for an interview with her for the Better World Books Podcast
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If you lead a book club, BookExpo America wants you!
In today's post, guest blogger and author Juliet Gael talks about her ongoing fascination with the Brontës and how she came to write about them in her new novel ROMANCING MISS BRONTE.
Have you ever procrastinated reading your book club book - and then suddenly you've only got a couple days left and you have to start reading everywhere and every time you can? Well, I've compiled a list of the top 5 places to read, so maybe next month you'll carry your book with you and not get so far behind!
#1 - In bed
One of the things that keeps any group fresh is change. If you always meet at someone's house and have the same hummus and pita or cheese and crackers, maybe now is the time for change. Why not get out of the house and go check out a movie based on this month's book? Go to an early show and then grab a bite to eat after so you can discuss how the book and movie differed, what you liked and didn't and why you thought the leading man should've been played by someone else.
It's the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day today. Did you realize that there was an enviromental movement way back in 1970 - way before green was the new black? Kind of cool to think about. As with many movements, there have been many books that have influenced and drawn attention to environmental causes. In honor of Earth Day, I thought I'd l
I don’t know about you but I am totally a seasonal creature. I feel differently and even eat and sleep differently in each of the four seasons. My desires are different, my mood changes and yes, even what I read is different. With spring flowers blooming and summer fast approaching, I want to read something different than I did even a month ago. I’m not sure everyone in my book club feels the same seasonal flux that I do, so I often try to ignore my own inclinations and stick to the same kinds of books all year-round.
With this being a hugely transitional year for me, (my daughter is about to leave for college), and with Mother’s Day fast approaching I couldn’t help but reflect on the love of reading that my mother passed to me and of course I passed to my daughter.
What do robots, dogs, singers and financial columnists have in common? They all have book clubs and they are all featured in this month’s Book Clubs in the News!NewScientist.com: The Robots’ Book Club
Who knew computers could read books? Well apparently they can. They can even tell you what the book is about and identify central themes. Sort of. What’s next, robot book clubs?