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10 Tips for Running a Successful Book Club

10 Tips for Running a Successful Book Club

10 Tips for Running a Successful Book Club Reading is a very popular hobby, but not one that is not often done in groups.  This is a shame, since a shared love of a book can bring people together across generations and cultures.  Book clubs are a great way to share your love of reading and meet new people, and there’s no reason to be afraid to start a book club – it’s easy! Obviously, gathering a group to become…

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PaperBack Swap

PaperBack Swap

I joined PaperBackSwap.com last week and this weekend I finally got around to listing some of the books I have laying around at home. Within hours, I had requests for four of the books I just listed. Was I thrilled! But wait, let me start at the beginning. In case you’re wondering, PaperBack Swap is a site where book lovers can trade books for FREE! All you pay for is the cost of shipping which, for most paperbacks, is around…

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Lady Susan

Lady Susan

 Lady Susan is one of the lesser known novels/short stories written by Jane Austen. I had a bit of a time finding the book, but I finally was able to find it tucked in ‘Sanditon and Other Stories’. This volume contains Jane Austen’s Sanditon, The Watson’s and Lady Susan plus some other even lesser and unfinished stories. I only had to read Lady Susan for the Jane Austen Bookclub Online but ended up reading the other stories too. Lady Susan…

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Mansfield Park

Mansfield Park

There is nothing more endearing than a sympathetic character like Fanny Price. I think that’s why I started feeling better when I started reading this book by Jane Austen for the Jane Austen Book Club Online. I was so disappointed with Emma that I really was looking forward to this book to rejuvenate my excitement for reading the rest of the Jane Austen books. I wasn’t disappointed. A recurring theme in most Jane Austen novels is the exploration of the…

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Emma by Jane Austen

Emma by Jane Austen

Emma is the third book by Jane Austen that I have read so far. I joined the online Jane Austen Club, so I should have the rest of the books read within the year. Usually, when I like a book I zip right through it (slightly slower with Jane Austen books) devouring and savoring every twist and turn of every word. That’s how it was when I read Pride and Prejudice and again with Persuasion. Emma, on the other hand,…

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The Jane Austen Book Club – Persuation Round Up

The Jane Austen Book Club – Persuation Round Up

Wits and Nuts has posted the round up of Persuasion readers from the cyberspace version of the Jane Austen Book Club. Click on the link to see what the other members of the book club had to say about Persuasion. Earlier this year, I had determined to re-read Pride and Prejudice, which I’ve done. In the process, my daughters and I got interested in the PBS specials on Jane Austen and movies from her novels. So I decided to go…

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