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Men Who Stare At Goats – first Ross book club pick

Jonathan Ross’ Twitter-based book club (#wossybookclub) has caused major demand for Jon Ronson’s The Men Who Stare at Goats book from 2005. From surfing around Twitter, it would appear that many bookshops have run out of stock. AbeBooks.co.uk has many secondhand and new copies but I’m sure they’ll shift pretty quickly. Ronson’s book is an […]

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A Separate Reality by Carlos Castaneda…

….was the latest book to be featured in Lost. A Separate Reality is supposed to be non-fiction and tells the story of the author’s apprenticeship under a Yaqui Indian sorcerer, who used plants such as peyote to see the energy of the universe. I can safely say that I will never read this book. Visit […]

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What Should the Avid Reader Book Club Read in April?

Vote on the book that the AbeBooks Avid Reader Book Club will read in April.

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Online Book Club Discussion of The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

Join the Avid Reader Book Club, AbeBooks’ free online book club as we discuss The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton.

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Stress-Free, Flexible Book Club

I’d always rather fancied being a member of a book club. Surely discussions started with “My book club is reading…” would add an air of sophistication to my less-than-sophisticated demeanor.  But as responsibilities and commitments mounted, reality set in – joining a book club would be stressful! What if I didn’t have the time to […]

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Book Club

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow recommends reading as an inexpensive pastime during the short, dull days of winter.  As inspiration, Paltrow asked several of her “best and most literary-minded girlfriends to share their top picks” which she’s posted on her web site Goop.com. Paltrow says, ” I always like knowing the literary preferences of people. I think […]

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Lost the TV Series – ABC Promotes the Show and Reading

Fans of the TV series Lost are eagerly anticipating tonight’s 2-hour season premiere. I, on the other hand, am disgracefully behind (although frantically trying to catch up) so am avoiding anything to do with the premiere including closing my eyes, plugging my ears and chanting “La-la-la-la-la-la” any time advertisements come on.  With the popularity of […]

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Britain’s Richard & Judy Add Canadian Novels to Book Club List

Two of ten novels chosen by  Richard and Judy for their 2009 reading list are written by Canadian authors.Richard and Judy, the popular talk-show duo and one of the greatest  influences on Briton’s reading habits, have selected Andrew Davidson’s The Gargoyle and Steven Galloway’s The Cellist of Sarajevo as part of their book club reads […]

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Barack Obama’s reading a Lincoln biography

The latest pick in the Barack Obama book club is Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer by Fred Kaplan. The President-elect was photographed leaving the Chicago home of friend Penny Pritzker after having dinner last Saturday. Barack’s getting in his Lincoln reading early – next February is the 200th anniversary of his birth and there […]

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Book Club currently reading Things Fall Apart

The AbeBooks Avid Reader Book Club is currently reading Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe during September. It’s a short read, but certainly packs a punch. The novel depicts the start of British colonialism in Nigeria and the impact it has on one Ibo community. It’s is considered the birth of African literature and is […]

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