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Bring on the Drama! Book Suggestions for a Lively Book Club Discussion (and Other Book Club Goals)

The pressure is intense. There are so many options. There are so many people to please! How do you choose the perfect book for book club?

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Inviting Authors to Book Club: Great Idea or Terrible Idea?

Bringing an author to book club can be tricky. Is it worth it?

May Book Wrap-Up: It’s Not Raining on My Parade!

Despite what felt like an inordinate amount of rain this May, I refused to be kept indoors!

Red Sparrow and Writing What You Know (Guest Blogger E. Biedell)

Spy fiction is not a genre I usually read (or, really never read) much to the chagrin of my friend, fellow writer and fellow member of the best book club ever, Elizabeth MacKenzie Biedell.

How I Spent My Holiday Break: Binging on Books

As I flitted around to various holiday celebrations, I started to notice a trend, people like to talk about their latest TV binge obsession. I like to binge TV too, but over my holiday break I binged something better. I binged books!

Beach Blanket Book Club

Ten women. Two Books. One beach house. Three days of bookish fun! (Who says you can't have a great time at the beach in October?)

Friday Five: eBooks, Muggles, Coloring, Oh My! My 5 Favorite Bookish Stories of the Week

This is my new favorite regular blog topic - writing about my five favorite bookish stories of the week. Every week I find tons of stories about books and writing that are so compelling, it's hard to choose just five. And I know not everyone has time to read through all the news, let alone news about books... 

Guest Blog: Teacher Knows Best! The ABCs of Summer Reading Inspiration for Kids

It's summertime, which for many kids means hazy, lazy days diving into pools and bike rides until sunset. But, you don't want to just let those developing brains wither away in the hot sun! Learn how to get a book under those sunblock covered noses from someone who knows best - a teacher.

Online Book Club: Good Idea or Waste of Time?

If you are a Harry Potter fan, you may be aware that J. K. Rowling herself is launching an online Harry Potter Book Club this June. I've been skeptical of online book clubs. But, I decided it was time to make an informed decision about them. So I did some research into the best and worst parts of online book clubs to see if they were for me.

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