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December 15, 2008

Book Clubs in the News

Posted by carol
Occasionally we highlight news articles featuring book clubs across the country. This month's round-up includes a mother-daughter reading group, an online book club, and some gatherings where food plays a major part --- including a Cranberry Daiquiri recipe inspired by a novel.

Gary Post Tribune: Book-re-Marks Club Meets Needs of Those Unable to Attend Sessions
Members of a library-sponsored online book club had the chance to meet up in person.

Hot Springs Star: Happy Bookers Continues Book Club Tradition in Hot Springs
Meet the Happy Bookers of Hot Springs, South Dakota, whose reading group grew from three friends discussing books over dinner to 14 members. And they share some of their recipes, including one for a Cranberry Daiquiri inspired by Lorna Landvik's Angry Housewives Eating Bonbons.

Philadelphia Inquirer: A Reader's Right Club
Sometimes finding the right book club is no easy task, but for these Philadelphia bibliophiles there is a happy ending.

The Republican: Literary Reading Group Includes Lip-Smacking Delights
Find out why a Massachusetts book club forgoes lighter reading over the summer for heavyweights like Ulysses and War and Peace, and how "desserts became as serious a matter as the discussion of the book" --- including a chocolate serpent in honor of Dante's Inferno.

Woodbury Bulletin: Mothers, Daughters Bond Over Books
A book club at a Minnesota high school gives mothers and daughters the chance to talk about serious issues --- and also have some fun.