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A book I can’t wait to tell everyone about

I just finished a book that I really loved.  Main character is a cranky book seller on an island who – at the beginning of the story – is deep in grief over the death of his wife.   It … Continue reading

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Is there a particular kind of book – or author – that always grabs your attention

for me – that’s southern writers.  Most of them are actually from the south or are writing about it – but what seems most “southern” about these authors to me is their ability to tell a story.  So when I … Continue reading

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AND IT WAS A BIG DAY

Started with a wonderful presentation – including drawings – by George O’Connor who has a series, The Olympiads, on the Greek Gods and Goddesses along with many children’s book illustrations.  He began with a funny story on how he had upset … Continue reading

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Tomorrow – Saturday, April 12 – is the BIG DAY

We are very excited about the Book Festival line up this year. If you have a younger reader in your life, they should enjoy meeting George O’Connor author of The Olympians series of graphic novels and illustrator of many many … Continue reading

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Places to inspire you to travel

Jan Rosenberg shared this link with me – locations to inspire book lovers.   http://www.afar.com/highlights/austrian-national-library-osterreichische-nationalbibliothek?context=wanderlist&context_id=30640&utm_source=newsletter032814&utm_medium=email&utm_content=logo&utm_campaign=afar_escapes

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What we are reading

I suggested that you keep notes on what you read between now and October and where better to do it than this blog.  Title and author, a few comments, a full blown review – whatever you like.      

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RECIPE for Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Why – you might ask – is there a recipe on a blog devoted to books?  Because this group discussion ranges far and wide.  In fact the discovery of a dinosaur being called the Chicken from Hell is actually relevant … Continue reading

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FEEDBACK FROM OUR LAST MEETING IN THIS SERIES

Next series will begin in October (date to be determined) when we will begin by talking about what we read over the summer – so keep notes. Here is the list of just a few of the books that we … Continue reading

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Who do you listen to when they suggest a book you should read?

Finally let my grandchildren convince me that I should read the Hunger Games and I’m on the second book and must admit I’m hooked.  Do you have people whose judgment you trust enough to read a book you don’t think … Continue reading

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Good Book Recommendations – especially aimed at book groups

We are very lucky to have some excellent book stores locally but some excellent ones are also a bit too far for the trip.  Quail Ridge in NC is a favorite of mine and they have a newsletter that you … Continue reading

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