Category Archives: Ideas for Book Clubs

Literary Death Match: A Cerebral Slugfest

I’m heading over to the Literary Death Match (LDM) tonight, which sounds like some sort of mixed martial arts combat. But, there will be no Junior dos Santos, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva or other UFC luminaries at tonight’s competition at the … Continue reading

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Book Club When You Haven’t Read the Book

I just ran across a great post from Jeff O’Neal on the blog “Book Riot.”  It’s called “7 Ways to Fake it at Book Club.”  That title cracked me up because at some point just about everyone in a book … Continue reading

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Beer and Books in Wisconsin

Mark Twain said, “I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.”  One of my book clubs travels fairly often, usually on short jaunts … Continue reading

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Guns and Book Clubs: What’s the Connection?

I laughed this week when I heard a story on National Public Radio about how gun makers have “set their sights” on female buyers and that women make up a growing percentage of gun owners.  One of the women they interviewed … Continue reading

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Four Years Later: I-35W Bridge Collapse In Minneapolis Still Prompts Eternal Questions

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis and a Remembrance Garden near the bridge will be dedicated this afternoon. Thirteen people were killed and 145 injured when the bridge fell into the Mississippi … Continue reading

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A Skeptic’s Guide to Writers’ Houses

I just finished reading A Skeptic’s Guide to Writers’ Houses, a tour of the homes of writers ranging from Hemingway to Poe to Langston Hughes by writer and English professor Anne Trubek. In this funny and very insightful book, Trubek examines … Continue reading

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Does this hoop skirt make my butt look big? “Gone With the Wind” at 75

Despite its political incorrectness and my yankee heritage, Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind is one of my favorite books. It was published 75 years ago–it seems like only yesterday.  Check out National Public Radio’s terrific articles and reports about the … Continue reading

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