Archives - June 2010
In today's guest post, author Christopher Nicholson shares his love elephants. If you loved WATER FOR ELEPHANTS (and who didn't) you'll want to read THE ELEPHANT KEEPER and get to know these incredible animals the way Christopher has.
In today's guest post, African-born poet and author Lola Shoneyin talks about her fiction debut, THE SECRET LIVES OF BABI SEGI’S WIVES. The book is an eye-opening novel of polygamy in modern-day Nigeria and Lola shares her views here about the importance of women's friendships and how survival and distrust can deprive women of this vital support.
I am in the process of downsizing and am having to think long and hard about my books. I mean after all, I'm sure you can understand, I love my books. And I have a lot of them.
I have been collecting books since college which was longer ago than I'd care to admit and I even have some from before that. And now I'm having to evaluate my collection and try to narrow it down to the most important ones to keep.
In today's post regular contributor Jamie Layton shares her choices for the beach this year.
I love that Oprah loves books. It's good for books. She can pick a book for her book club and sales will automatically go through the roof. I think that says a lot... about her and about readers.
I have known (though somewhat vaguely) about meetup.com
for some time now. It's a website where people list meetings, right? Single people use it I think and I guess other people? Not sure. I have some friends who have gone to meetups for both personal and professional reasons and found the groups to be great. But that was all I knew a
Welcome to the 6th and final installment of "From the Publishers: Hot Fall Book Club Titles"! In case you haven't read the earlier segments, the publishers got together for a chat at last month's BookExpo America and presented their company's hot fall book club picks. And I'm running through them here so that you'll have lots to consider in the upcoming months. The last editor to speak was Jane von Mehren, Senior VP/Publisher Trade Paperbacks from Random House. Here's what she presented:
Did you think we were done at Part 4? Nope. I was just giving you a chance to relax and absort it all! I still more great book club books coming your way. Well okay, it's not actually me. We're still going through the great books presented by the publishers at BEA! Next up in our series is Karen Torres, VP Trade Sales Marketing Director and Field Sales Director for Hachette. She presented the following:
In today's post, regular contributor Denise Neary recommends a book club pick that is perhaps a bit unusual, but oh so pertinent. I'm putting it on my list for sure. Has your group read books like this? Have you read this book in particular? As always, we'd love to hear your thoughts!
Elizabeth Warren is a champion for the American dream.