FOR THOSE WHO LOVE THE WRITING LIFE:
A fantastic blog about writing by New York Times best-selling author Meg Waite Clayton
The perfect place to find out what it's like behind the scenes of writing a book. A place for writers to know that they're not alone. Loads of inspiration, tips, encouragement, and more.
Beauty and the Book
"The only hair salon/book store in the country and home to the Pulpwood Queens Book Club."
Book Club Girl
"Dedicated to sharing great books, news and tips with book club girls everywhere."
Reading Group Choices
"Selects discussible books and suggests discussion topics for reading groups. The company produces a printed guide annually that is distributed nationally to libraries, reading groups, book stores, community book festivals, and individuals."
Teach Me Tonight
"Musings on Romance Fiction From an Academic Perspective." (includes some excellent posts on Austen, too!)
FOR MORE COOL PLACES TO VISIT:
If you're as confused about modern courtship rituals as Jane is in RUDE AWAKENINGS, here's the dating expert whose book Jane turned to for advice.
FOR THOSE WITH A GENEROUS SPIRIT:
Writing and tutoring centers for kids aged 6-18 in seven major cities across the US. A fantastic place to give back to young learners in your community.
"From the summer before ninth grade through college graduation, our 10-year program removes barriers that prevent students from earning their college degree by providing them with comprehensive academic support, leadership training, financial and college"
"Teachers ask for program materials. You choose a project to bring to life. Students learn and thank you with letters and photos."
"Provides brand new books to children in need."
"Champions the power of literacy to improve the lives of adults and their families, communities, and societies. We envision a world in which everyone can read, write, compute, and use technology to lead healthy, productive lives."
Reading to Kids
"A grassroots organization dedicated to inspiring underserved children with a love of reading, thereby enriching their lives and opportunities for future success."