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What's In a Name Challenge

In the book blogging world, there are many book challenges. I read books for a living so I can't do many of them. But the What's In A Name Challenge sounds fun and I believe I can swing it!

Here is the main scoop.

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2009 The Guardian Year in Review Quiz

Happy New Year! I'm really looking forward to the new year -- lot of great books coming out! I will highlight some every week to get you in the know! 

Have you been observant in reading the books of 2009?

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Guest Guess, Part 2

Guess the Guest Author, Part 2

Hints will be put up each day about the author until the day of the author post. Please share your guess(es) in the comment box and you might win a copy of the author's new book. The winner will be announced the day of the guest post.

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Music by the Book! The Soloist

Music by the Book!
A pairing of music and words just for book groups!

In Music by the Book!, Tom Moon, author of 1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die, pairs words and music just for book groups.

For your next gathering, why not pai

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Gesine's Reading Group Whoopie!

In August 2004, Gesine Bullock-Prado left behind a high-powered life in Hollywood, where she had run a production company with her sister, actress Sandra Bullock. Celebrating a long held wish, Gesine started her own bakery, Gesine Confectionary, in the small town of Montpelier,Vermont.

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Inquiring Minds Want to Know

Every so often, I get email and/or comments on OTB that I would like to share with you. Sometimes, more cooks in the kitchen can produce a great meal!

Karen runs a “Movie Discussion Group” at her local community center.   “Are there any resources with “suggested questions” for use when discussing movies? Thanks.”


Bonnie asks: “Any ideas for the December meeting? Christmas/holiday themes. One year we went to a play - the Christmas Carol. Last year we all brought in our favorite holiday book.

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Cool Video from New Zealand

This video is so cool. Maurice Gee's short stories and novels are well known for their real or imaginatively reworked local settings, dysfunctional families and sketches of violence.

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Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
    BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!
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National Reading Group Month Rocks On!

National Reading Group Month Rocks On! Reading groups, libraries, and bookstores celebrate the joy of shared reading. I've wrote about the awesome event in Nashville. Let's go across the country reviewing all the great reading group authors who discussed their books at the WNBA's chapter events.

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