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April 16, 2009

Book Clubs in the News

Posted by carol
From a 70-year-old reading group north of the border to a Cape Town couple inspiring children's love of literature, book clubs are making headlines...

Anderson Independent Mail: Book Chronicles Journey from Afghanistan to Anderson
Members of The Remainders in Anderson, South Carolina, were inspired to read a local doctor's autobiography, which served as a jumping-off point for a broader discussion about immigration.

Dothan Eagle: Book Clubs Bring Together Lovers of Reading
Alabama book club members share why they love their reading groups. Our favorite: "It's the fun of a college literature class without the stress." Online Romance Reader Groups
If you're interested in reading and discussing romances, check out these online romance reader groups.

Globe and Mail: 70 Years of Reading and Sharing
The detailed records kept by members of the Timmins Book Club in Northern Ontario are a slice of literary history --- the group has been meeting since 1938.

Independent Online: Book Club Keeps Son's Memory Alive
A couple in Cape Town, South Africa, was inspired to start a mobile library and children's book club in memory of their young son.

Victoria Advocate: Let Your Imagination Take Over
Myra Starkey of Victoria, Texas, shares what inspired her and a bibliophile buddy to start a reading group...and which book was paired with a meal of naked tamales.