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December 28, 2010

Book Clubs in the News

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This month in the news there are long lasting book clubs, book clubs for the homeless and famous adults making interesting book club choices.

2TheAdvocate.com: Book club reaches milestone

Louisiana book club celebrates 90 years. Yes… NINETY! Started in 1920 as a sewing circle, The Reviewers quickly changed into a study group and essentially a book club before there ever was such a thing!

 
Wall Street Journal: A Kids' Book Club for Adults
Author Gretchen Rubin now runs three Kidlit book clubs in NY for people like her who love kids’ literature. Check out what they’re doing and maybe think about incorporating a kid’s title into your reading list this year!
Book clubs for the homeless are springing up around the country. They provide a safe place for homeless men and women to speak their minds about the book and about their lives, which is something they don’t often get a chance to do. And better yet, for some the program leads to more participation and even housing and employment opportunities.
The New Republic has some complaints about Oprah diving into the classics. What do you think?

Any interesting book clubs in your community? Have any thoughts about where Oprah is headed next? Feel free to comment here on the blog, or email me at
dana@bookreporter.com.

-- Dana Barrett, Contributing Editor