Archives - November 2010
I felt like doing something alliterative today and "Two" and "Tuesday" just seemed to go together. It's the second day of the week (if you start with Monday that is) and I just felt like giving you two good books to consider for your book club. And of course since yesterday was Cyber Monday, and apparently, according to Amazon, it is now Cyber Week, I thought I would go with a high tech, robotic type theme. So without further ado...
What will they think of next? First there was just plain 'ole Christmas shopping and the obvious after Christmas sales. Then came Black Friday (which still doesn't sound right to me -- it's either depressing and goth sounding, or it's a clear message that I am helping big business make money), and now we have Cyber Monday.
Riddle me this Batman: What happened in Austin that included Frank Miller, Bonnie Brzozowski and the caped crusader? A book club discussion, Fellow Citizens of the World. One that will give you the key to world domination.
Shopping season is starting off with a frenzy this year. The sales are starting earlier and the discounts are getting deeper. But here's a "novel" idea for this year's shopping from Regular Contributor Jamie Layton, manager of Duck's Cottage Coffeeshop and Bookstore.
I was out this weekend with a friend of mine, doing some pre-pre-Holiday shopping and she mentioned that her book club does a Secret Santa type gift swap each year. They set a price limit and the gifts have to be either book or wine related.
One of the women in my book club forwarded the following quote around, saying it was a great quote for any book club:
"In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others."
--Andre Maurois, French author (1885 - 1967)
When Regular Contributor Denise Neary feels passionate about something there's no stopping her! So I'm going to get out of her way here and let you read firsthand what Denise has to say about picture books!
READING GROUPS UNITE: help save the picture book!
So I was sitting around today just thinking about how my book club combines a few of my favorite things: books... of course, talking...
While we often love to lose ourselves in made up worlds, alternate histories and fantastical love stories, sometimes we just need a little dose of reality. So, if your book club is looking to dive into some great non-fiction in the next couple of months, here are some great new (and new-ish) books to consider:
This month we’ve got a round up of the latest in online book clubs and Kate Spade’s contribution to your hot new look. Enjoy!