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Julie Robinson and Literary Affairs

 

Meet my friend, Julie Robinson! She runs Literary Affairs, an awesome reading group resource. Literary Affairs offers meetings with authors, conversations with experts relating to books being discussed, and even nationwide and overseas tours!

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What Do Women Want? by Kim Addonizio

Red DressToday ends National Poetry Month. So, I want to post a poem by Kim Addonizio. I met Kim at the Virginia Festival of the Book in March.

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Sneak Peek: Cleo, The Cat Who Mended a Family

I love cats! I have my late cat, Amberley, on my photo image. So, when Kensington Books sent me Cleo: The Cat Who Mended a Family by Helen Brown, I knew I'd dive in.

Summary

“We’re just going to look.” Helen Brown had no intention of adopting a pet when she brought her sons, Sam and Rob, to visit a friend’s new kittens.

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Have You Be Fooled? Booking Through Thursday

Booking Through ThursdayQuestions today from Booking Through Thursday

Since it’s April Fool’s Day, I toyed with different ideas of questions for today.

  1. Who’s your favorite “fool” of a character, and why?
  2. What authors have fooled you?
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Do You Like Illustrated Books? Booking Through Thursday

Booking Through Thursday

Booking through Thursday

 

Question of the Day. How do you feel about illustrations in your books? Graphs? Photos?

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Flap Copy -- Important to You?

(Booking Through Thursdays is hosted at the BTT blog).


Today’s Booking Through Thursday question (suggested by Prairie Progressive) asks:

Do you read the inside flaps that describe a book before or while reading it?

I always read flaps an

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Favorite Discussible Books of 2009

It's one-of-a-kind: a list of favorite DISCUSSIBLE books for book groups!

Though there are many lists of books and many book awards, not all of the books on them make for the kind of lively, fun, interesting, thought-provoking, unforgettable discussions that reading groups crave.

Well, here's your chance - join with thousands of other book group members in

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