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
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
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
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!
The next best thing to reading a book is reading about books. Fact. But let’s face it: there are only so many hours in the day. Thankfully there are the Podcasts. (Seriously, what is sexier than an Ipod?) I subscribe to a few different ones on a variety of topics. Below are a few of my favorite literary podcasts. Needless to say (we are in … Continue reading The Magic of Podcasts (Redux)