Check Out This Contest for a Sony Reader at Booking Mama

December 30, 2009

I was reading Booking Mama’s blog yesterday and found out about a great contest she’s got going on until January 3. As part of a campaign by Sony to promote its new website, Words Move Me: Connecting Readers Around the Literary Moments They Love, Booking Mama will be giving away a Sony Reader to someone who leaves a comment on her blog post about a favorite book read when growing up. If you’re like me, it may be difficult to choose one.

I learned to love historical fiction when I read The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth Speare and Drake: The Man They Called a Pirate by Jean Lee Latham. Later I devoured all the historical fiction by Gore Vidal I could find. The best part is that I couldn’t wait to share the things I read as a child with my daughters when they were old enough. It’s so rewarding to see your children fall in the love with the same books that meant so much to you. I’ll be commenting at Booking Mama as soon as I decide which book to single out. Then I’ll be checking out Sony’s new website.


Great Review from Booking Mama

October 28, 2009

Woohoo! I was blown away reading the new review for Book by Book from Booking Mama, who’s focusing on mother-daughter book clubs all week.

Julie at Booking Mama may be a little biased since she’s quoted in Book by Book, but her words are sincere and thorough, and they help readers know what to expect when they pick up my guide to creating mother-daughter book clubs. I believe the advice I gave in the book is stronger because moms in book clubs all over the country contributed stories about their own experiences and thoughts about what has been successful or not in their groups. Connecting with moms like Julie was one of the most enjoyable parts of working on my book, because it was fun to see how so many people can take one concept—creating a mother-daughter book club—and turn it into their own unique experience.

Don’t forget to visit Booking Mama by Monday, November 2 and enter the drawing to win a copy of my book plus five sets of three Heather Vogel Frederick novels: The Mother-Daughter Book Club, Much Ado About Anne and Dear Pen Pal.

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Mother-Daughter Book Club Week Continues at Booking Mama

October 27, 2009

Booking Mama continues the mother-daughter book club week fun today with an interview of Heather Vogel Frederick, author of The Mother-Daughter Book Club, Much Ado About Anne and Dear Pen Pal. Find out how Heather started on her mother-daughter book club series, and learn a little more about the fourth book in the series she just finished writing. And there’s a surprise too! Click here to read the interview on Booking Mama. And for more info on Heather, read my interview with her at Mother Daughter Book Club.com.

Don’t forget to enter Booking Mama’s giveaway this week. Two lucky winners will get 1 copy of my book plus 5 copies of Heather’s three books mentioned above. It’s a perfect way to start a new mother-daughter book club or add to one that’s already in existence. The chance to enter the giveaway ends Monday, November 2 at 11:59 p.m. EST, so don’t wait to get your name in.

 


Picking a Good Book Club Book

October 26, 2009

If you’ve ever felt pressured to pick the perfect read for your book club, particularly for the intergenerational challenges of a mother-daughter book clubs, you may want to check out my guest post at Booking Mama.

Here’s an excerpt:

“You would think that choosing books for my book clubs would be easy for me. After all, I’m in two long-running mother-daughter book clubs—one that’s been meeting for eight years and the other for five—and I blog about books at motherdaughterbookclub.wordpress.com. Yet deciding what everyone else is going to read for the next book club selection can sometimes be paralyzing. I want to find the perfect book, the one that will appeal to both the moms and girls in my group. The one my daughter will want to read as much as I do. The one we’ll call our favorite for years to come.

That’s a pretty tall order. Especially when you’re choosing books that will appeal to two generations. The good news is that there are a lot of books out there that are good reads for both the older and the younger set. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you search for them.” Continue reading….

Booking Mama is featuring mother-daughter book clubs all week, and she’ll be giving away two copies of my guidebook—Book by Book: The Complete Guide to Creating Mother-Daughter Book Clubs—along with five complete sets of Heather Vogel Frederick‘s mother-daughter book club novels called The Mother-Daughter Book Club, Much Ado About Anne and Dear Pen Pal. It’s a great opportunity for someone interested in starting a new club.

I’ve been following Booking Mama for a little over a year now, and I really like the candid book reviews she gives. I feel very fortunate that she’s featuring my book, Heather’s books, and mother-daughter book clubs all week. Stop by each day to take a look.

 

 


Blog on New Mother Daughter Book Club

April 1, 2008

I’ve been following a blog called Booking Mama, where Julie Peterson is writing about a new mother-daughter book club that she started with her daughter a few months ago. The book reviews are great, and Booking Mama’s descriptions of her mother-daughter book club meetings are really good too. The girls in the group are 8 years old, and if you have younger girls in your group this is a wonderful place to get ideas of what to read and discuss.

I also enjoy the reviews of books for adult readers that are included on the site. Julie reads even more than I do! Here’s a link to the Booking Mama blog so you can check it out.

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