Links of the Week

Not so many links this week, but I do have a question for you. I’d like to start up a book club as either an in-person Cleveland club or some sort of online club (not sure how that would work, but I’m smart and can figure it out!). Would you be willing to join it? I just have such bad luck with the book clubs I know about around here; either they meet when I’m not available or they read books I’m not interested in or I don’t get along with the people, or sometimes more than one of the above. I think it would be nice to supplement my non-spoilery reviews with some good in-depth discussion, and I know at least a few of you out there would make some lovely discussion buddies. So. Takers?

And the links:

Another 100 books list, this time from NPR about beach reads. I’m not sure I would read Pillars of the Earth on the beach, though, unless you’ve brought along some serious sunscreen. That book is hefty. (via Age 30+… A Lifetime of Books)

The Not the Booker Prize longlist. (via Reading Matters)

A Twitter book club, eh? If my proposed club doesn’t work out, this might be the cure for my woes. (via LISNews)

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3 thoughts on “Links of the Week

  1. Mary says:

    Damn. That NPR list is more like “Books for intelligent people who happen to be at the beach.” Not so much “Beach Reads.”

    Also… if the Book Club is online somehow, I would consider participating… I just can't promise anything with t-minus two weeks left before school starts sucking my soul out again. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Amy says:

    In case you missed my lovely sum-up 48 hours tweet, I am also in for an online sort of book club. It will give me something so that school reading won't suck my soul out again.

    I haven't looked at the NPR list yet, but I have been listening to their series of summer reading stories. I'm thinking of reading their Crime in the City related stuff because mysteries are actual beach reading. My dad, on the other hand, proudly reads such classics as the memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant at the beach. I don't understand.

  3. Alison says:

    All right. We shall make this book club happen. Somehow. I'll figure it out. Invite your friends! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Also, Amy, I can totally see your dad nerding out at the beach. It is a funny image.

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