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Take the Survey -- 2009 Favorite Discussible Book!

What's your group's favorite discussible book of 2009? Every year, we take a survey to find out -- maybe the one that ignited some differences of opinion and made your group think outside the box.

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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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Teaser Tuesday 2/2 An Unfinished Score

My teaser for this week is from An Unfinished Score by Elise Blackwell (Unbridled Books, April 2010)

An Unfinished Score"The applause approached wildness and the stage shook with it when Alex, again staring at her, both of them already consumed, turned his open hand for her to stand as St. Louis bid her farewell.

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How a Reading Group Can Help a Writer

Love BookYou love a book, relate to the characters, and the book discussion was lively! You tell your friends, family, and sometimes, strangers in the grocery line -- a word-of-mouth campaign!

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Monday! Author Post and What are you Reading?

Next week, a bestselling author has agreed to write the first ever guest post for ON THE BOOKCASE! Very Excited. I'll give you some hints every day to see if you can guess the author. The first person who guessing correctly will win a copy of the author's upcoming  book. Please share your guess in comments and feel free to share in your blog, FB, and Twitter. I'll announce the winner next week.

Author is a favorite reading-group author who creates real and challenging issues for a lively book discussion.

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Diva? Not Me!

Every now and again, reading groups complain of divas, know-it-alls -- any words meaning "please let others speak!"

Our group tried an egg timer. Two minute maximum in the first go-around that provided all members their say. Didn't work to well -- the vocal one still interrupted members' allotted time! So, the group, san the diva, tried something else. DON'T DO THIS AT HOME!! Unless the group is friendly and can laugh with (not at) each other.

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Is it Over?

National Reading Group Month is over. Or is it? Reading groups and book clubs celebrate the book and literary conversation all year.

One case in point, reading groups have weighed in on the Guardian's First Book Award.

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Halloween Howls

I'm going to a Halloween party tonight. With the weather, I might just stay in and glance over some of my favorite Halloween stories.

Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. I am Legend by Richard Matheson. The Haunting of the Hill House by Shirley Jackson.

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