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Author On the Bookcase: Emily Arsenault

In Search of the Rose NotesEmily Arsenault is the author of In Search of the Rose Notes, a suspenseful tale that weaves back and forth in time as the narrator tries to find the truth about her childhood babysitter’s disappearance. Publishers Weekly calls it an “emotionally complex and deeply satisfying read.” Please welcome Emily as she talks about her first book club:

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"The Book Club Play" at the Arena Stage in Washington, DC!

The Book Club Play

THE BOOK CLUB PLAY

Planning on being in the Washington, D.C. area next month? If not, you and your book group may want to make plans, because Arena Stage is presenting The Book Club Play, by resident playwright Karen Zacarías (Legacy of Light) and directed by Molly Smith, from October 7th to November 6th in the Kogod Cradle.

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Author Squared: Gabrielle Burton and Chitra Divakaruni

Author Squared

 

 

AUTHOR SQUARED
Gabrielle Burton
Chitra Divakaruni

 

 

Two Authors chat about writing, books, and everthing in between...

I am excited to welcome Gabrielle Burton, author of Impatient with Desire, and Chitra Divakaruni, author of One Amazing Thing, to One the Bookcase!

Take it away ladies!

 

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Author On the Bookcase: Maile Chapman

Penmanship

 

 

HAS PENMAN'S SHIP SAILED?

 

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Author Squared: Jenny Gardiner and Wade Rouse

 

 

AUTHOR SQUARED
Jenny Gardiner
Wade Rouse

 

 

Two Authors chat about their dogs, other pets, and fond memories...

I am pleased to welcome I'm Not the Biggest Bitch in this Relationship's editor, Wade Rouse, and one of its contributing writers, Jenny Gardiner.

Take it away Jenny and Wade!


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Q & A with Katherine Webb, author of The Legacy

The LegacyOne of Reading Group Choices' Featured Books for the month of September is The Legacy by Katherine Webb. Here we get a peek at Katherine’s story of her first novel, favorite authors, and loves and qualms about being a writer! 

For book club members, using an interview of an author during a meeting can bring interesting points to your discussion that you may not have thought of with just the novel as a reference. For example discuss the setting of The Legacy after reading why Katherine chose it!

 

1. When and why did you begin writing?

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Meet Me, Laura!

Hi everyone! I’m Laura and will be continuing the blog my Aunt Barbara loved so much. Whether it is an author interview, a new intriguing book, or even a dress made out of book pages, I look forward to sharing and discussing all aspects of book clubs with all you book lovers! Click here to learn more about me.

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Is It a Book or a Purse? Part 2

Kate Spade has done it again!

In a previous post, Kate Spade's purse designs were highlighted -- The Great Gatsy by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, and Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest.

Now, there are more literary clutches. Pride and Prejudice and Emma by Jane Austen, Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, I Married Adventure by Osa Johnson, and A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.

Cool and hip. I Married Adventure is very on-trend -- a zebra print background!

Just in time for holiday gift-giving!

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EReaders: Convenience over Beauty

" . . . I don’t look forward to a future in which my Kindle (or whatever device inevitably succeeds it) is the only book on the shelf. But it’s a future I’m fairly convinced is awaiting us, and it’s one that I, as a consumer, am playing my part in advancing us toward. There are moments when I wish I could follow the lead of Borges’ retired librarian and bury my book of sand on some obscure shelf in a library basement and just forget all about it. But then I realize that the thing is just too useful, too crazily convenient a tool to not embrace. And then I tell myself that it’s not possible, anyway, to shelve the advance of technology, and that history is filled with examples of beautiful things being supplanted by more efficient versions of those things.

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