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Author On the Bookcase: Heather Barbieri, author of The Lace Makers of Glenmara

Author On the Bookcase

Heather Barbieri

Heather BarbieriI'm thrilled to welcome Heather Barbieri, author of The Lace Makers of Glenmara. to On the Bookcase. Heather tells the story of her grandmother, Esther, and her mother, Michelle, and the joy of reading they shared with her. As a result, Heather's childhood was filled with books as Heather read from "quiet corners—behind the Christmas tree (the lights were particularly magical to read by) or the sofa (not on the sofa, behind it, right by the heat register)"

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us, Heather!

"Who instilled a love of reading in you? A teacher? A parent?

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Book Expo America and Book Blogger Convention

I'm packing to go to New York City for my annual trip to Book Expo America (BEA) -- leaving tomorrow. I discuss with publishers and authors their reading group picks for the new year. It is plenty of work but great fun -- seeing old friends and meeting new. Throughout the summer, I will let you know some of the interesting gems I picked up.

This year, there is something new and I'm really thrilled about it.

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Talbots and Kelly Corrigan! Books, Fashion, and Friendship

Talbots and Kelly Corrigan -- what a fine way to spent an evening!

Kelly Corrigan, author of Lift and The MIddle Place, spoke with over 50 women with a splattering of men yesterday night at Talbots in Annapolis, MD.

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Friday Reads -- Top Ten March 5

The Book StudioEvery Friday on Twitter, The Book Studio and The Book Maven (Bethanne Patrick) hosts #fridayreads. Tweep people post what they are reading this week. It's fantastic! So many people and so many books. It really does the heart good to see people keeping the joy of reading alive.

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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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