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Alice and Algrebra in Wonderland

The NY Times debates the inspiration for the characters in Alice in Wonderland. My seven-year-old daughter is currently reading this book after seeing a trailer for the movie on the TV. Last night I had to explain what a Dodo was. The NY Times says the book all comes down to algebra but I think […]

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Lost Booker Prize

This year’s twist on the Booker Prize is the “Lost Man Booker Prize” – apparently someone misplaced a Booker down the back of a sofa way back in 1971.

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Ten-times-ten Books Challenge (not the 100 Books Challenge)

Who do you think comes best out of this little legal tussle? LibraryThing.com or a company called American Reading? LibraryThing’s response made me laugh.

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Oprah nightmare for publishers

Oh the horror! If you look up towards the sky in Manhattan right now, you will see some very sad people dotted along the ever-so-high ledges of those massive media corporation buildings. Yes, just when book publishers thought life could not get any worse comes the news that Oprah Winfrey, the publisher’s best friend, will […]

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10 Reasons Why Book Club is Like Church

The Inkwell Bookstore in Falmouth, Massachusetts, has an excellent blog. Their post on 10 Reasons Why Book Club is like Church is very funny. 10. Half the participants are lonely old women, the other half are just there for the wine. 9. There’s always one member who not only falls asleep, they snore. 8. Miss […]

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Oprah’s Top 4 Summer Reads

Editor of  O Magazine Gayle King revealed their top4 picks from Oprah’s Summer Reading List: Columbine by Dave Cullen When we think of Columbine, we think of the Trench Coat Mafia; we think of Cassie Bernall, the girl we thought professed her faith before she was shot; and we think of the boy pulling himself […]

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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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