About this book club site

About This Book Club Site We created this book club site as an information repository for readers searching for books and author information, and as a promotional tool for authors, who want to let readers know that their books exist. Many book club sites serve a single purpose. They list books of a certain type, [...]

Book Club Activities: Serious and Silly by Brenda Brooks

Book Club Activities: Serious and Silly By Brenda Brooks Serious book club activities should seek to heighten an appreciation for books, authors, and literature in general. The sole mandate of silly book club activities, however, is to amuse yourselves at any cost, regardless of all of the above. Some activities, with slight tweaking, may be [...]

Book Club Discussion Tips

Book Club Discussion Tips Anything that generates conversation will provide a desirable path into a book club discussion, so open-ended questions are useful. One individual in your group may be interested in the psychology of characters. Another may focus on historical detail. Someone else may approach the book from a feminist perspective. Multiple interests and [...]

Book Club Invitations: More Spice Please by Brenda Brooks

Book Club Invitations: More Spice Please By Brenda Brooks The two most common responses to book club invitations are as follows: Grateful and enthusiastic acceptance followed by devoted attendance and painstaking readings of each designated book, or, grateful and enthusiastic acceptance (What a swell idea! What time? What book? I’ll bring my spicy wings dish!), [...]

Discount Book Clubs: From Vampires to Romance by Brenda Brooks

Discount Book Clubs: From Vampires to Romance By Brenda Brooks Discount book clubs figured in my life early. My sister and I spent our adolescence and early teens steeped in our mother’s selections from discount book clubs. These were hardcover volumes with covers and titles so intriguing we could hardly be blamed for thinking of them as [...]

Films Based on Novels by Brenda Brooks

  Films Based on Novels: One for Strangers on a Train By Brenda Brooks I’ve seen many films based on novels, but one rises high above the rest. Opening Scene: It’s Saturday night. A TV screen flickers in the living room of a 1960’s era house. Most of the family has turned in, except for a pajama-clad [...]

Gay Book Club: For Guys and Dolls by Brenda Brooks

Gay Book Club: For Guys and Dolls by Brenda Brooks There are three main types of gay book club: the online store, where gay-themed books can be purchased at a discount and shipped to your door the real-time reading club, where groups of book- lovers meet in person to discuss books previously agreed upon online sites [...]

Robinson Crusoe and the Rise of the Novel in England by Sheila Dalton

Robinson Crusoe and the Rise of the Novel in England by Sheila Dalton The rise of the novel in the English language began in 18th century England, and though scholars disagree as to what the first work of fiction actually was, many cite Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe. This is a book that was wildly popular [...]

The Rise of the Twitter Novel? by Robert Hilles

The Rise of the Twitter Novel? by Robert Hilles While the rise of the Twitter novel is not yet certain, if this format succeeds, it should not come as a surprise. Stories and the means we use to publish, deliver, and read them have always evolved to match current technologies. Different from other evolutions of the book, [...]

Burning Ground by Pearl Luke

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