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The 7 Most Annoying People in Every Book Group Ever

PureWow | Posted 05.01.2015 | Books

When you joined your book club, you thought it would be such a great way to meet new friends, expand your literary horizons and up your dinner party banter. Little did you know you'd now be at the mercy some very annoying "characters."

Be Kind to the Author Whose Book You Can't Stand (or, Authors Have Feelings, Too!)

Melanie Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Melanie Benjamin

So my plea is a simple one. If you had a problem with my book or a part of my book, by all means talk about it, discuss it with others -- just make sure I'm not in the room, too.

But Jane Austen Never Had to Worry About Her Pores

Melanie Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Melanie Benjamin

One of the great pleasures of being an author today is speaking with book clubs. However, there is a sinister element at work now, threatening to take away the joy that is the book club phone call. And that sinister element is known as "Skype."

Women's National Book Association to Launch Reading Group Month

Joan Gelfand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Joan Gelfand

About a year ago, I caught book group fever. An avid reader, I had never been part of a book group. I listened wistfully to friends' recounting of lively conversations, envying the breadth of titles discussed by readers.

Authors Gortner, Kamen Goldmark and Egan Gibson Bring WNBA Reading Group Month Celebration to Life

C.W. Gortner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
C.W. Gortner

What do a Spanish renaissance princess, a book-phobic overweight girl and a vegetarian child desperate for artificial sweeteners have in common? You'd think, not much!

12 Months of Great Reads

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kenneth C. Davis

Here are my twelve: Each book celebrates the birth month of an author, a holiday or some other event connected to that month.

Women Gather to Celebrate Reading in Nashville, Tennessee

Holly Goddard Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Holly Goddard Jones

I'm a southern Kentucky native -- grew up just a few miles away from the Tennessee state line, turned to Nashville in my growing up as the nearest "real" city -- and yet this weekend's Southern Festival of Books was my very first.

The Bible In 90 Days: Can A Book Club Do It?

Detroit Free Press | Niraj Warikoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Every Wednesday evening at Kirk in the Hills church in Bloomfield Hills, worshipers gather to discuss the world's most popular book: the Bible. And th...