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Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, Sept 24-26

Held in Datonya Sept. 24-26, the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance was great, as usual. The people, the panels, the publishers -- the 3 Ps. I chatted with friends from my days of an indie bookseller, met up with new friends (bloggers), and discovered great authors.

I moderated a book club panel with 3 awesome panelists. Joshilyn Jackson write gods in Alabama, Between, Georgia, and The Girl Who Stopped Swimming. Backseat Saints is Joshilyn new novel. Katie Crouch is the author of Men and Dogs and Girls in Trucks. Aaron Curtis is a buyer for Book and Books in Coral Gables.

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Woman's World Magazine: Book Clubs and Reading Group Choices

            

 

Book club tips, recipes, and picks! I was interviewed two months ago by Katie Alberts of Woman's World magazine about all things book club!

Woman's World put together a nice feature on starting a book club, selecting books, reading group icebreakers, recipes, and more. 

The issue is out. Look at see!

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Elise Blackwell, Author of An Unfinished Score, chats about Book Clubs, Marriage, and Inspiration

An Unfinished ScoreI'm excited to welcome Elise Blackwell, author of An Unfinished Score. In Elise's fourth novel, she tells a story of marriage, music, infidelity, friendship, betrayal, and loss.

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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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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.

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Strout's Emotionism in Fiction

I found this post online -- a review of Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Strout"s novel, by Rebecca Wells Jopling

Jopling expresses the incredible way Strout using emotion to develop and portray her characters.

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