February 2010

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Musing Monday, Apples and Oranges

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about a random book.Go to your bookshelf and pick a random book. No cheating now, just reach out and pick one.

Now tell us about it – where did you get it? Why? Was it a gift? Does it hold any special memories? Did someone recommend it to you?

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Chris Bohjalian's Secrets of Eden Video!

Chris Bohjalian has a video just for Reading Group Choices readers! Secrets of  Eden has just been released and Chris is offering a chance to win a copy. Listen to Chris as he tells you about Secrets of Eden.

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Teaser Tuesday 2/2 An Unfinished Score

My teaser for this week is from An Unfinished Score by Elise Blackwell (Unbridled Books, April 2010)

An Unfinished Score"The applause approached wildness and the stage shook with it when Alex, again staring at her, both of them already consumed, turned his open hand for her to stand as St. Louis bid her farewell.

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Waiting on Wednesday -- Solar by Ian McEwan

Waiting on Wednesday"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I'm jazzed about Solar by Ian McEwan (March 30, 2010).

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Booking Through Thurday: Snowy Day Read

Booking Through Thursday The question today!

"The northern hemisphere, at least, is socked in by winter right now… So, on a cold, wintry day, when you want nothing more than to curl up with a good book on the couch … what kind of reading do you want to do?"

After I helped my husband shoveled the driveway (ha!), I'll make myself some te

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Winners in Very Valentine Giveaway

Winners in Very Valentine Giveaway! Thanks so much for entering.

Very ValentineDenise, Joyce, Suzanne, Anne, and Kelly.

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Robert's Reflections: Movies for Reading Groups Part II

Robert Segedy (previous post of books into movies, in general) has another idea to a book-to-movie discussion for reading groups.

"So what books/films do I consider enticing enough to venture that a book club may be persuaded to do a compare and contrast?  Here is one selection that I can easily endorse for both their literary value but also for their success in meeting some of the standards that I have ex

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Violence, Pain, Suffering -- Necessary in Meaningful Books?

Books speak the truth and truth can sometimes be awful, terrifying, violent. We, as readers, come to the "table" willingly to grow and learn in the painful truth of books. When does it get too much?

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Teaser Tuesday 2/9 Daughters of the Witching Hill

Witching hillMy teaser today is from Daughters of the Witching Hill by Mary Sharratt (April 2010).

 

 

 

 

 

"We came into our powers, and they grew and grew till folk could not ignore the glimmer in Liza's wayward eyes, t

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Brava, Valentine is Released and A Giveaway!

Well, Brava, Valentine has been released! yea! One great reading group pick for Adriana Trigiani, again!