Announcing ONE BOOK, TWO BLOGS

If you follow Lori at TNBBC (The Next Best Book Club) then you’ve already heard the news!  We will be co-hosting an in-person, face-to-face, mano y mano, non-virtual, everyone-in-the-same-room-talking-about-literature book club. Our first meeting is being held at the Moravian Book Shop, located in historic Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on Thursday, September 1st at 6:30 PM. You may have figured out from the HUUGGE picture above – … Continue reading Announcing ONE BOOK, TWO BLOGS

BookSexy vs. Book Club: A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

Last Summer I attempted to join my first book club.  Perhaps you remember this post?  And then this one?  And then nothing?  Infinite Jest was probably not a good first choice for me – particularly since I can’t stand David Foster Wallace’s fiction.  It might have gone better if I’d actually bought the book (Full Disclosure: I never got past downloading the sample onto my … Continue reading BookSexy vs. Book Club: A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

Going Down to the Crossroads to Sell My Soul to David Foster Wallace

June 21st to September 22nd, 2010. Maybe some of you know the significance of those dates. If not,  I won’t keep you in suspense.  Yes, yes, I’m taking part in Infinite Summer 2010.  Perhaps I should sound more enthusiastic, but the reality is I’ve never been a Wallace fan.  But you can avoid the white elephant in the middle of the room only so long … Continue reading Going Down to the Crossroads to Sell My Soul to David Foster Wallace

Is This the Future of the Book Group? I sure hope so!

The Guardian posted an interesting article that I recommend taking a moment to read, particularly if you think of reading as a social activity (that’s what BookSexy is all about!).  The author was invited to take part in a Book Swap.  He and another writer were instructed to bring along a book to discuss, and eventually swap, with the audience.  The creative mind behind this … Continue reading Is This the Future of the Book Group? I sure hope so!