January 2010

Barbara's picture

2009 The Guardian Year in Review Quiz

Happy New Year! I'm really looking forward to the new year -- lot of great books coming out! I will highlight some every week to get you in the know! 

Have you been observant in reading the books of 2009?

Barbara's picture

What's In a Name Challenge

In the book blogging world, there are many book challenges. I read books for a living so I can't do many of them. But the What's In A Name Challenge sounds fun and I believe I can swing it!

Here is the main scoop.

Barbara's picture

First Author Post! Barbara Delinsky

I'm so thrilled to have Barbara Delinsky, a reading group favorite author, as the first author to write a guest post for On the Bookcase!

Barbara has been in a book group for 23 years and Barbara's novels have great themes and interesting conflicts that are perfect for creating a lively conversation for reading groups.

Barbara's picture

Teaser Tuesday 1/5/10

Here's my teaser of Tuesday. different type of type of read -- enjoying it very much!

"Lot 1006

A handwritten notation

A short handwritten notation in ballpoint pen on a green cocktail napkin. Reads: "lenore-doolan@nytimes.com " Some wear and creasing. 5 x 5 in.

Important Artifacts and Personal Property From The Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, including Book, Street Fashion, and Jewelry, Saturday, 14 February 2009, New York.

Barbara's picture

Robert's Reflections: Movies for Reading Groups

Everyone has a mentor -- whether it is a family member, teacher, boss, fellow colleague. Robert Segedy, veteran bookseller, was/is mine. His knowledge and experience of the book world has assisting me though my bookseller days and beyond. Robert is also a movie buff and has offered to write some recommendations for movies that are true to the book and are great for conversation with the book. Robert's Movie Recommendations will be a frequent feature. Here is one of them.

Barbara's picture

Favorite Discussible Books of 2009

It's one-of-a-kind: a list of favorite DISCUSSIBLE books for book groups!

Though there are many lists of books and many book awards, not all of the books on them make for the kind of lively, fun, interesting, thought-provoking, unforgettable discussions that reading groups crave.

Well, here's your chance - join with thousands of other book group members in

Barbara's picture

Some Old Friends

Can't decide what book to pick for your discussion? Try some oldies and goodies!

Thanks to Book Club Girl for inviting Kenneth Davis author of the bestselling Don't Know Much About Series, to recommend an entire year's worth of contempory and, some classic, book club picks.

Barbara's picture

Teaser Tuesday 1/12 Cutting for Stone

Here's my teaser for Tuesday. Cutting for Stone is our book club choice for January. great themes for reading groups -- culture issues, betrayal, exile, love, family dynamics, healing. Halfway through the book and the meeting is Monday. Read, read, read!

"Perhaps the adults believed the Shiva, my busy, industrious brother, was naturally parsimonious with his words.

Barbara's picture

Conversation and Tea with Adriana Trigiani

Tea with The Adriana -- what fun! Adriana Trigiani is just like her books -- fun, interesting, passionate, and real.

Barbara's picture

Edwidge Danticat Speaks of Haiti and the Earthquake

Edwidge Danticat, author of Brother, I'm Dying, an Reading Group Choices selection, talks about the Haiti, the history of the country, and the devastating earthquake in Democracy Now, a daily TV/radio news program . As of yesterday, she has had no word from her family who lives in Port-au-Prince.