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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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Friday Finds 1/29

Friday Finds! What did your find in the bookstore, in the library, on your TBR stack, talking with friends this week!

I found 3 gems this week!

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Emma and her Men

Do you see the first episode of Emma (Masterpiece Classic) on Sunday night? Some Janeites didn't like it so much -- not enough actual Austen prose, costumes not really period-appropriate, etc. 

Jane Austen pixI'm not an expert on Jane Austen or a movie critic. I loved it!

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How a Reading Group Can Help a Writer

Love BookYou love a book, relate to the characters, and the book discussion was lively! You tell your friends, family, and sometimes, strangers in the grocery line -- a word-of-mouth campaign!

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Teaser Tuesday 1/26 Bloodroot

My teaser for Tuesday, January 26 comes from Bloodroot by Amy Greene. great reading group/book club pick!

I didn't say anything, but I hated the thought of Clint in a dead boy's clothes. I wondered which ones belonged to Louise's son.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

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NBCC Award Finalists -- Good Discussible Books?

Does the National Book Critics Circle select great reading group picks? You decide!

The National Book Critics Circle Awards nominees were announced on Saturday.

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Great Resources to Enhance Discussion

Reading groups and books club have always known that discussing books allows thems to share their joy of reading and to discover what others think and feel about the book.

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Friday Finds 1/22

friday findsFriday is Findsday! What books did you find this week? Old or new, fiction or nonfiction, adult or children's -- anything goes.

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World War II, Paris, and The Art World

I love historical fiction. Sara Houghteling’s sweeping debut novel, Pictures at an Exhibition, draws on the real-life stories of France’s pre-eminent art-dealing familes and the forgotten biography of the only French woman to work as a double agent inside the Nazis’ looted art stronghold.

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