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Author Sally Allen Suggests 10 Twists on the Same Ole Book Club

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I love books. I love reading them, collecting them, talking about them, writing about them. I’ve even been known to hug a book, now and again. I am that person who is forever shoving books into friends’ hands, urging, “Read this!” I have an “Oh! That reminds me of this book I read” moment for every occasion and a “You know what book you should read?” suggestion for every issue. And yet … I have a hard time sticking with book clubs. Confession time: I’ve participated – and quit – at least eight book clubs over the last 12 years. It’s not that I lacked appreciation for discovering new books I never would have read without book club. It’s not…

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The Books We’re Crazy about on National Book Lovers Day!

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It’s National Book Lovers Day and as you would expect, we’re pretty flipping happy here at BookTrib! It’s basically our holiday. So while you’re sitting at your desk, up to your ears in work, we’ve decided to take the day and just — read. Curious about what we’re reading? We’ve compiled a list just for you! Here are the books we’re currently obsessing over that we just had to share with our fellow books lovers on National Book Lovers Day: Sacred and Stolen: Confessions of a Museum Director, Gary Vikan (SelectBooks, September 20, 2016) JeriAnn: I always thought that the Indiana Jones movies were a ridiculous exaggeration—surely no one in archeology or art would treat a historic relic so brutally. Where were…

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12 Black Friday Deals for Every Book Lover

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Black Friday has arrived, and you’re geared up for battle. You’re wearing your most comfortable shoes, your bag-stuffable jacket, and your pants with the best back-pocket wallet access. Your shopping senses may already be tingling, but we went ahead and scoured the depths of the internet for the very best Black Friday deals for every book lover in your life. Check ‘em out below: For the technologically challenged book lover: Barnes & Noble’s NOOK GlowLight Plus & NOOK by Samsung 7.0 Tablet $99 each! Find out more at Barnes & Noble.  For the gym bunny who owns every Jillian Michaels book: Walmart Fitbit Flex for $59! Find out more here. For the music lover: Walmart VIZIO 38” Bluetooth Soundbar for…

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5 Podcasts That Will Drive Book Lovers Wild

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The Metro-North train to New York City is squealing atop a bridge as I flip restlessly through my iPhone. I’m on the way to The Matthew Corozine Acting Studio in Manhattan to perform in the end-of-the-year showcase. And I’m doing everything in my power to stop the retching nerves throbbing in my gut. I decide what I really need is a good story, a quick one-off to take my mind off things. I start looking for podcasts. There’s a smattering of paranormal tales, some comedy, and children’s bedtime stories, but none of them satisfy my longing to be completely distracted from myself. After a little more digging and some search-term modification, I end up tapping into a world that completely…

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Independent Bookstore Day celebrates a literary love affair

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The Independent Bookseller I open the door and the old-fashioned bell jangles overhead.  It’s a pleasant, welcoming sound; almost as pleasant as the aroma wafting from the shelves.  Only those with a deep-seated love of the printed word understand that smell.  It’s not musty or moldy.  It’s complex and multilayered, impregnated with the treasure trove of knowledge from which it emanates.  It hints at undiscovered mysteries, heretofore unknown experiences, and insights yet to be gleaned. Behind the counter is the owner.  He’s a lean, even wiry, man with spectacles pushed halfway down his nose.  A pair of sharp, appraising eyes acknowledges my presence and he smiles.  He doesn’t smile because I’m a frequent customer; he smiles because we share the…

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