Archives - October 2010
In today's guest post, author Mary Sharratt shares the chilling story of the Pendle Witches and talks about whether or not they were "real" witches.
Pendle Witch Country: The Haunted Land
Okay well... when I say "meet" I mean... "get to know". And when I say "get to know" Mario Varga Llosa - I really mean "get to know his works".
In today's post, regular contributor Bonnie Brzozowski talks about the complex and thought-provoking graphic novel discussed at this month's Graphic Novels Book Club at the Austin Public Library.
As Halloween approaches, I can't help but be drawn into the shadows. And when it comes to fiction and literature there are tons of scary, creepy, ghostly books to choose from. Has your book club read any of these horrific tales? Would you? I say go for it... just lock the doors and check under the bed before you start reading. For today's post I thought I'd share a couple bone-chilling options for your group to consider. Here's my top ten list - in no particular order!
In today's post, regular contributor Denise Neary shares the holiday and book spirit. This sounds like the perfect gift for me, so if anyone needs my address to send me one, just let me know! No pressure.
In today's guest post, Jamie Layton, Regular Contributor and Manager of Duck's Cottage Coffeeshop & Bookstore shares some favorite titles from her "other" book club and shares the joys of reading with your kids.
In today's post, regular contributor Denise Neary shares her love of YA books (and I have to admit - I'm a sucker for them too), and introduces to an up and coming YA author!
Today I thought I'd share some more of our 10th Anniversary Contest Results. Here are the top 10 classic books for book club (in alphabetical order):
Whether it is better to find an existing book club that's taking new members or start a new one?
Okay - that's enough of my play on Shakespeare... but you get the idea. If you're not currently in a book club but would like to be that is probably the first question you ask. And though your gut may be telling you that you want to start a new book club, your head may be saying "No, no... too much work... too much responsibility.... I don't know how... etc."
This past weekend I got to be a part of the 2nd annual Boston Book Festival. (I was there in the wind manning a booth as part of my job for Better World Books). While there I learned about ther Once City One Story project and thought I'd share it with you.