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The Itsy-Bitsy Book Club 2014

Anna Leahy | Posted 03.24.2014 | Books
Anna Leahy

The book must be one neither of you have read. If you need a recommendation, browse your nearest physical bookstore, perhaps simultaneously, if you live far from each other, so that you can choose together.

Men's Club

Stanley Ely | Posted 03.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Stanley Ely

I belong to a club whose chances for survival I rated as puny. It's a book club for gay men, a gay men's book club. A club for gay men who like to read!

Muslim American Women Are the New Normal

Jennifer Zobair | Posted 03.30.2014 | Religion
Jennifer Zobair

When you hide an entire group of women behind lazy, monolithic, and often inaccurate clichés, you impede the understanding and respect that come when people from different backgrounds get to know one another.

Must-Read Memoirs

PureWow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
PureWow

Unremarried Widow by Artis Henderson We're not exactly big criers. (We watched The Notebook. Nothing.) But Artis Henderson's stunning new memoir, U...

Book Group B.S.

Lev Raphael | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Lev Raphael

It got worse: The day after I was mugged, he emailed me negative comments he claimed the group made about the book after I left. Apparently the people who really disliked the book were too intimidated by my presence to say so -- at least that's what he reported.

Building a Better Book Club

Evan Gottlieb | Posted 08.19.2013 | Books
Evan Gottlieb

If you can't get people in a book club to talk about literature in a sustained and involved way, where can you hope for a good literary discussion outside a classroom?

Join the (Book) Club

Lewis DeSimone | Posted 08.11.2013 | Books
Lewis DeSimone

I have become an outlier in my own book club. It's an occupational hazard, I suppose, just the lot of the novelist. While the rest of the club read for entertainment and enlightenment, I'm always teasing out plot inconsistencies and dangling modifiers.

Hear No Hardship

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 02.02.2013 | New York
Lita Smith-Mines

I'm not a member of a book club, so I don't know if it's de rigueur for literary associations to throw back a few cocktails and to unsheath verbal knives at holiday get-togethers. If it is, then I was in the presence of a masterful group of readers.

Book Club: Choose The Final Book Of 2012

Posted 11.14.2012 | Books

November is here and this week the HuffPost Books team has the torturous task of choosing the final book of 2012 for our book club. This was no small ...

HuffPost Book Club: Catcher In The Rye

Posted 10.17.2012 | Books

Welcome to the discussion page for The Catcher In The Rye. Scroll down to meet the editors you'll be hearing from, and watch our video discussions, re...

Slow Reading and Recovering Local Cultures of the Book

C. Christopher Smith | Posted 10.10.2012 | Books
C. Christopher Smith

The time is undoubtedly ripe for the emergence of Slow Reading practices, and I am convinced that as we discipline our minds and adapt to Slow Reading, these changes will ripple throughout every corner of our being.

HuffPost Book Club: A How-To Guide

Annemarie Dooling | Posted 10.05.2012 | Books
Annemarie Dooling

We've been running the HuffPost Book Club for the better part of a year now, and as both an editor and a book club member, I wanted to go back and go ...

Citizen's Book Club: Where Does American Democracy Come From?

Lex Paulson | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics
Lex Paulson

Power against power, party against party, executive veto against congressional initiative: if you want to understand American politics, read Federalist #51.

The Citizen's Book Club: A New Idea for 2012

Lex Paulson | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics
Lex Paulson

The goal: present to you, between now and Election Day, single-sitting passages from the classic texts of American democracy. Substantial enough to spark ideas and prod debate; short enough to read on a coffee break.

What, to a Novelist, Is the 4th of July?

Lois Leveen | Posted 09.02.2012 | Books
Lois Leveen

What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than with a novel inspired by a real-life hero who risked her own liberty to ensure America finally made real the ideals illuminated in the Declaration of Independence?

First Steps Toward the Dark Side

Rachael Berkey | Posted 08.28.2012 | Books
Rachael Berkey

I'm made uncomfortable by my shadowy thoughts of getting rid of my shelves and shelves of books and just carrying around an e-reader forever. Imagine how much easier it would be for me to move?

HuffPost Book Club: Read The Next Book

Posted 07.12.2012 | Books

As we near the end of The Night Circus, we're looking forward to our next HuffPost Book Club reading selection. We've done a handful of new books, bot...

Let Me Count the Shades of Grey: Why HBO is the Modern-Day Houghton Mifflin

Julie Flynn Badal | Posted 06.14.2012 | Books
Julie Flynn Badal

Maybe the boundless intellectual freedom of our country spoils the illicit pleasures of reading something of quality. Maybe the novel is dead. Who is to say that a book is more thought-provoking than a television show?

15 Questions Every Lady Book Club Should Ask

Jezebel | Posted 05.23.2012 | Women

Book clubs can be a wonderful way for like-minded people to get together and share their love of literature. Maybe you're long out of college and miss...

Moms' Club: The New Happy Hour?

Laura Rossi Totten | Posted 07.22.2012 | Parents
Laura Rossi Totten

Why is it that as soon as we become mothers, we are expected to leave our cosmos at the bar and settle for reruns of Sex and the City?

The Itsy-Bitsy Book Club

Anna Leahy | Posted 07.17.2012 | Books
Anna Leahy

I've resisted joining a book club. I dread fitting another thing into my schedule. My friend came up with an alternative: The Itsy-Bitsy Book Club. It's just the two of us. It's just one book once a year.

Notes From My (Book)shelf: Week of April 23, 2012

Roxanne Coady | Posted 06.24.2012 | Books
Roxanne Coady

Since there is an astonishing amount of information out there, I thought it might be fun to share with you items I have noticed, learned or was curious about in the past week.

'What It Is Like To Go To War': War In Your Words

Annemarie Dooling | Posted 04.16.2012 | Books

This week the HuffPost Book Club is in Seattle with author Karl Marlantes. If you're in the area, join us at 7pm on Wednesday, April 18th at The Ellio...

Oh, The Places We'll Go: Authors and Book Clubs

Will Weaver | Posted 06.01.2012 | Books
Will Weaver

For authors, book club events are complicated and many-layered. The novel might have been a personal agony to write. It might have caused hurt to family or loved ones. But readers don't need to hear all that.

What Is It Like To Go To War?

Annemarie Dooling | Posted 03.27.2012 | Books

Last week we announced our latest book club pick, Karl Marlantes' spiritual and psychological battle novel, "What It Is Like To Go To War," and since ...