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Sheila Curran, Everyone She Loved, VABOOK! March 19

Sheila Curran chats about her new novel, Everyone She Loved, this week on the Virginia Festival of the Book!

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Robert's Reflections: Movies for Reading Groups Part II

Robert Segedy (previous post of books into movies, in general) has another idea to a book-to-movie discussion for reading groups.

"So what books/films do I consider enticing enough to venture that a book club may be persuaded to do a compare and contrast?  Here is one selection that I can easily endorse for both their literary value but also for their success in meeting some of the standards that I have ex

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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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Emma and her Men

Do you see the first episode of Emma (Masterpiece Classic) on Sunday night? Some Janeites didn't like it so much -- not enough actual Austen prose, costumes not really period-appropriate, etc. 

Jane Austen pixI'm not an expert on Jane Austen or a movie critic. I loved it!

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Conversation and Tea with Adriana Trigiani

Tea with The Adriana -- what fun! Adriana Trigiani is just like her books -- fun, interesting, passionate, and real.

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Teaser Tuesday 1/12 Cutting for Stone

Here's my teaser for Tuesday. Cutting for Stone is our book club choice for January. great themes for reading groups -- culture issues, betrayal, exile, love, family dynamics, healing. Halfway through the book and the meeting is Monday. Read, read, read!

"Perhaps the adults believed the Shiva, my busy, industrious brother, was naturally parsimonious with his words.

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Robert's Reflections: Movies for Reading Groups

Everyone has a mentor -- whether it is a family member, teacher, boss, fellow colleague. Robert Segedy, veteran bookseller, was/is mine. His knowledge and experience of the book world has assisting me though my bookseller days and beyond. Robert is also a movie buff and has offered to write some recommendations for movies that are true to the book and are great for conversation with the book. Robert's Movie Recommendations will be a frequent feature. Here is one of them.

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