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John D. MacDonald, Travis McGee, and Sunny Florida

Just got back from sunny Sarasota! We went to a wedding of our friends' son. The bride and grooming were beaming and a good time was had by all.

The Deep Blue Good-ByBeing in Sarasota reminded me of John D. MacDonald, the author of the great character, Travis McGee.

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Booking Through Thursday 5/6 Half

Booking Through ThursdayBooking Through Thursday

The question today:

"So ... you're halfway through a book and you're hating it. It's boring. It's trite. It's badly written.

But ...

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Author On the Bookcase: Emily St. John Mandel

I'm thrilled to welcome Emily St. John Mandel, author of the newly released The Singer's Gun and Last Night in Montreal, to On the Bookcase. Emily talks about her writing process -- scraps of paper, wisps of ideas, and then, finally, a final draft.

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One Book, One Twitter

About a month ago, Jeff Howe, the mind  behind the crowdsourcing phenomenon, announced a new project called “One Book, One Twitter”. The program aims to have the world read a book together and discuss it online.  “One Book, One Twitter,” is a book club for everyone, powered by the Internet. Participants are invited to tweet their thoughts on the yet-to-be-determined title.

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Listen Up Reading Groups! Giveaway of Audiobooks for June Meeting

June is Audiobook Month! Last chance for your reading group to receive audiobooks for all your members for your June meeting. PLUS an author, narrator, or producer chat!

Audiobooks can enhance your discussion. How well does the narrator "fit" the characters' personas?

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Breaking a Book to Read Another

Booking through Thursday


Question of the Day.

Do you take breaks while reading a book? Or read it straight through?

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Teaser Tuesday 3/16 The Journal Keeper

teaser tuesdayTeaser Tuesdays (Hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading) is here again.

  1. Grab your current rea
  2. Open to a random page
    Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
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2010 Indies Choice Book Awards

The American Booksellers Association unveils the finalists for the 2010 Indies Choice Book Awards.

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Reading a Book You Hate?

My Friend Amy asked an interesting question a few days ago -- do you read books that you think you will hate? And, she was influenced by a post from Laura Miller.

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BTT 2/25 Reading Books=Insufficient Life??

Booking Through ThursdayBooking Through Thursday is hosted by

This week's question, suggested by Janet, asks:

"I’ve seen this quotation in several places lately.

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