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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:

Bookspot
http://bookspotcom
Book reviews, book awards, poetry, literary cricism, authors and more.

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

Overbooked
www.overbooked.org/
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
www.gutenberg.org/
Offers over 38,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.

Whichbook
www.whichbook.net/
Helps readers find books to match their mood.

Nonfiction
Bibliotravel
www.bibliotravel.com/index.php
Resource for identifying books set in distinct locales

Media Spotlight on Books
BOOK TV
www.booktvv.org
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.

NPR
www.npr.org/books
author interviews, browse genres, reviews and NPR bestseller lists.

USA Today Book Club
www.usatoday.com/life/books/front.htm
Book Reviews, blogs, news, trends and interviews

Book Clubs
BookClubCookbook
www.hebookclubcookbook.com/
Lists for book groups with author contacts, food iteins, too.

LitLovers
www.litlovers.com/
find a book, review or discussion guide.
Start a club.

Oprah's Book Club
www.oprah.com/book_club.html
Selections updated by Oprah's staff, includes book reviews, interviews and excerpts.

Book Discussion Guides
BookMuse
www.bookmuse.com
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.

ReadGroupChoices
www.readinggroupchoices.com
Tips for the new book group leader as well as hundreds of selections for book group discussions.

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

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

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

Bookpage
www.bookpage.com
Reviews of new books, interview and book information.

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

Written Voices
www.writtenvoices.com
Brings authors and readers together.



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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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