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Saturday, October 27, 2012

So Many Books, So Little Time, Resources for Book Groups

"People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading." --Logan Pearsall Smith

If you are a member of a book group, or mayb looking to start a book group, here is a list of online resources especially for you:

Book reviews, book awards, poetry, literary cricism, authors and more.

Book previews, major national lists for Best Books 2011, publishers' catalogs and consumer media sites.

Annotated lists of books receiving at least one starred review from one of four major review sources: Booklist, Kirkus, LJ and PW. The review source assigns the star.

Project Gutenberg
Offers over 38,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.

Helps readers find books to match their mood.

Resource for identifying books set in distinct locales

Media Spotlight on Books
Companion web site to the television s how "Book TV" which airs programs about nonfiction books on CSpa2 all weekend. The site includes additional information such as bestseller lists, author chats, information on upcoming programming and background infromation on authors and publishers.

author interviews, browse genres, reviews and NPR bestseller lists.

USA Today Book Club
Book Reviews, blogs, news, trends and interviews

Book Clubs
Lists for book groups with author contacts, food iteins, too.

find a book, review or discussion guide.
Start a club.

Oprah's Book Club
Selections updated by Oprah's staff, includes book reviews, interviews and excerpts.

Book Discussion Guides
Reviews, questions  toppics for discussion, literary criticism, books for further reading and tips for discussion leaders on a wide range of genres: science fiction, classic, contemporary, children and young adult.

Tips for the new book group leader as well as hundreds of selections for book group discussions.

Comprehensive guides for hundred of books including bestsellers, romance, spirituality, Civil War or literary fiction.

Online Literary Magazines
Authors on the Web
Specifically focused on authors, contains articles about the book business, author interviews, bilbliographies, links to author websites and reading lists.

Includes readalikes, browsing by 100+ themes, in--depth review, previews, backstories, book club advise, author bios, interviews, readers' guides.

Reviews of new books, interview and book information.

Book Reporter
Comprehensive site featuring reviews, articles, author interviews and reader commentaries.

Written Voices
Brings authors and readers together.

Writiing Tip:


Hope you enjoy the above list of book group resources. Thanks for stopping by.

See you in print,

Linda Della Donna

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