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So who else is watching "Big Little Lies" on HBO? I am loving it and am sorry that the last episode airs next weekend. I read the book by Liane Moriarty years ago and confess to not remembering the entire story. As I am watching, I am so tempted to re-read it. There were two plot points that changed for the miniseries (beyond it being set in Monterey instead of Australia like in the book). I want to be in a Books to Screen book group where we can discuss the differences between the book and the film. For those who are watching who have read the book, here is a piece that notes why some of the changes were made with the screen version.

On Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending the Simon & Schuster Book Club Matinee, their first event for book groups where it was such fun to meet many of our readers --- and catch up with others. Set in the iconic and historic Ed Sullivan Theater, just blocks from our office, there was a very cool vibe to the event. While plans for the program have been in the works for months, there always is a complete rush when the show gets underway and the authors begin talking. Lisa See did a brilliant job of sharing background on the inspiration and research for her novel, THE TEA GIRL OF HUMMINGBIRD LANE, which will be in stores next Tuesday, March 21st, while Lisa Genova talked about her three bestselling titles, and gave us a glimpse into her next book, which looks at ALS in the narrative (her past topics have been Alzheimer’s, left neglect and Huntington’s disease).