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Preserving F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Birthplace

My book club took a little F. Scott Fitzgerald tour in St. Paul a few weeks ago.  We walked around the neighborhood where he was born and grew up, taking in his various residents and hang-outs and staring as so … Continue reading

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Searching for Book Clubs That Travel

I’m working on a book about reading and travel and searching for book clubs around the country who have taken a book-related trip together.  I’d love to hear from you.  Send comments.  Thanks. Terri

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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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Beyond Austin into the Texas Hill Country

Though the South by Southwest music, film and interactive fest has dominated Austin lately, the city has has a ton to offer year-round including great food, shopping, and music coming out of every doorway on 6th Street. In addition, if … Continue reading

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Shadow Country and Swamplandia! in Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands

If you’re a fan of Peter Matthiessen’s National Book Award winner, Shadow Country, you may already have taken a day out of a Florida vacation and traveled to the Ten Thousand Islands area of southwest Florida to get a look … Continue reading

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Murder and Mayhem: Investigating Crime Fiction

I hardly ever read crime novels. When I have, the experience has usually been a disappointment. The books were “low-brow,” with weak characters, predictable plots and lame dialog. However, this genre is so popular I’ve always figured that I must … 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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