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Other Cool Links
YOU'RE ADDICTED TO BOOKS, EVEN THOSE NOT WRITTEN BY MISS AUSTEN:
A fantastic blog about writing by author Meg Waite Clayton.
"The only hair salon/book store in the country and home to the Pulpwood Queens Book Club."
"Book reviews and author interviews by the 100s!"
"Dedicated to sharing great books, news and tips with book club girls everywhere."
Celebrate the joys of reading with Isalys & Vanessa's blog/vlog.
"Where readers and writers mingle."
A discussion group about writing, reading, and publishing fiction, especially women's fiction.
"Local readers take a look into the world of books, sharing what they're reading (and what they're not)."
"Writers supporting writers on the road to success."
"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."
International, multilingual site in which users provide book tips and compare notes on what they're reading.
Blog of Karen Harrington, author of Janeology.
"Musings on Romance Fiction From an Academic Perspective."
(includes some excellent posts on Austen, too!)
A fabulous book site from the library where librarian extraordinaire Lissa Staley does her magic for readers (including her video 60-SECOND REVIEW OF CONFESSIONS OF A JANE AUSTEN ADDICT; see Vids, Sounds, and Snaps on the menu bar above.
A group of blogs by Cynthia Harrison about what to read and the writing life.
MORE COOL BLOGS & SITES:
"Book previews are addictive! If you find yourself late for work, skipping meals or not sleeping in order to watch more trailers PLEASE STEP AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER. Gently, release your grip on the mouse. At this point, eye drops may be needed.
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.
View the latest book preview videos.
YOU HAVE A GENEROUS SPIRIT:
Writing and tutoring centers for kids aged 6-18 in seven major cities across the US. A wonderful place to give back to young learners in your community.
This camel-powered bookmobile in Kenya brings books to a semi-nomadic people who live with drought, famine and chronic poverty.
"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."
"A grassroots organization dedicated to inspiring underserved children with a love of reading, thereby enriching their lives and opportunities for future success."