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September 22, 2009

Book Clubs in the News

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In this round-up of book club news: marking a milestone, a men's group, giving important advice, Julia Child recipes, and more...

The Baltimore Sun: Ask Amy Amy Dickinson
"Ask Amy" columnist Amy Dickinson offers advice on how to deal with book club members who monopolize discussions.

Columbus Dispatch: Page Boys
The reading selections of an 11-year-old, men-only book club in Ohio have ranged from David Grann's The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon to Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible. One of their most memorable meetings? Each member read his favorite piece from Walt Whitman's 1855 poetry collection Leaves of Grass.

Galesburg Register-Mail: Book Club Pays Homage to Julia Child
An Illinois book club cooks up a tribute to Julia Child (recipes included).

Huntsville Item: Sam Houston Book Club Celebrating 50 Years
Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the Sam Houston State University Women’s Book Club in Huntsville, Texas, is seeking new members to keep it going strong. Despite its name, it isn’t just for those affiliated with the university. Said one member: "We cater to any women who desire to participate in a book discussion club."

TCPalmer: Carpe Librum is more than a book club
"What kind of book club was this? Little did I know what an adventure it would be. Carpe Librum is about reading the books, but not about discussing them in traditional ways," writes Marilyn Bauer in this article. She shares some of her group's fun and festive get-togethers, including one where members had their future read and another where chocolate cigars were served.