I had a wonderful opportunity to be a part of a book club, that I qualified for  by answering several essay questions and committed to participate in the author chats. I took a trip in February 2013 to Calfornia for The Black Box by Michael Connelly.  I thought the book Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor, was an intriguing fantasy story.  I reading the sequel that  released shortly after I read the first book, Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor.  The first chat was on Facebook with Laini Taylor and several bookclub members and fans on November 28, 2012.  The Chat was scheduled for an hour which went by fast while trying to read others questions and Laini’s  answers.  I had the opportunity to have several of my questions answered.  The second chat on Facebook was about Flight Behavior with Barbara Kingsolver on January 16, 2013.  The third chat was about The Black Box with Michael Connelly on February 16, 2013 in Los Angeles, California where I had the opportunity to meet him in person.  The fourth author’s chat on Facebook was about When It Happens To You by Molly Ringwald on March 14, 2013.  The archive of the chats with Laini Taylor, Barbara Kingsolver and Michael Connelly, and Molly Ringwald are no longer available.

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Unfortunately, Sony Reader Store will closing their digital doors in the U.S. and Canada on March 20, 2014 at 6 p.m. (EST).   Reader Store will transfer customers to Toronto-based eReading company, Kobo—an admired eBook seller with a passionate reading community.  Although, Sony Reader Store will be closing their doors, I am thankful for the opportunity I had with the VIP Reader Club.  I enjoyed meeting Michael Connelly, socializing with new reader friends and the opportunity to go to California.

Sony Readers Book Club Chat:  The Black Box by Michael Connelly

I had the opportunity to meet Michael Connelly at a special event provided for Sony VIP Reader Members in Los Angeles, California on February 16, 2013.  He talked to us about the book and we were able to ask him questions.  He autographed my reader cover that was also given to me by Sony for being chosen to be a Sony VIP Reader Member.  I felt very excited and honored to meet Michael Connelly.  I have more pictures of the event: Sony Readers Book Club Chat: The Black Box by Michael Connelly

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Michael Connelly’s Website

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This event was wonderful experience for me and is one of the major inspirations that I have to read and be part of book clubs.


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Currently Reading :  

Illuminated Journaling

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Ruby by Cynthia Bond

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For the Love by Jen Hatmaker

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 Additional Book Clubs:

Oprah’s Book Club 2.0

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On the Oprah Winfrey Show, Oprah had announced the Oprah’s Book Club on September 16, 1998.  The complete book list is available on her website:  Oprahs Book Club The Complete List  In June 2012, Oprah Winfrey reintroduced her book club, Oprah’s Book Club 2.0. The Book club launched the first book online on June 4, 2012 with Wild by Cheryl Strayed.

Oprah announces on December 04, 2012, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis is the club’s second selection.  The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis was featured as People Pick in December 24, 2012 People Magazine and as Oprah’s Book Club Pick in December 21, 2012 Entertainment Weekly Magazine. Oprahs Book Club 2.0

Oprah announces on December 05, 2013, The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd is the club’s third selection.

Oprah Talks with Sue Monk Kidd About The Invention of Wings

6 Reasons Why The Invention of Wings Almost Didn’t Get Written

6 Books That Made a Difference to Sue Monk Kidd

Sue Monk Kidd’s Rules for Writing a Novel

The fourth book on Oprah Book Club 2.0 is Ruby by Cynthia Bond

Full interview with Cynthia Bond in the March 2015 issue of Oprah,  Oprah Talks to Ruby Author Cynthia Bond on the Oprah Website.

Oprahs Favorite Passages from Ruby

Ruby by Cynthia Bond Reading Group Guide

You can find the complete Oprah Book Club Collection as a PDF –  PDF of the Oprah Book Club Complete List

Fresh Picks for Your Fall Book-Club Meeting 2015

Oprah’s Book Club Fall 2015 Suggestions

If you are interested in joining a small group to discuss the Oprah Book Club book, share favorite passages and find other “aha” moments contact me  and I will add you to my Oprah Book Club 2.0 Group.

Paper & Glam Book Club

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Paper and Glam Blog

Paper and Glam Book Club on Goodreads

Paper and Glam You Tube Videos

Paper and Glam Book Club

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For the Love by Jen Hatmaker Book Club

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Jen will be chatting with you for 4 weekly book club hangouts!

Can’t make it to the Sept. 15 kick-off? Don’t worry! There are four FREE events you can attend on Sept. 15, Sept. 22, Sept. 29, and Oct. 6 — all on Tuesday nights at 9 pm EST/ 6 pm PST/ 8 pm CST. Join her for one or for all! Oh–and by the way, if you miss any of the book club nights they’ll send you a replay link so you can watch it later.

So sign up now and get your free goodies! Make it a Girl’s Night Out and invite your friends!

Claim your spot for free and get your free book club downloads


For the Love Hardback

For the Love MP3 CD

For the Love Kindle

For the Love Audible


The Artful Readers Club

I participated in a bookclub where I read a book a month, create a piece of art to represent the book I read and review the book.  I think this is a very creative idea for a bookclub. The information about the bookclub can be found at The Artful Readers Club .  One of the requirements is to select 12 books to commit to reading this year, I will select 12 books in my bookshelf below.  I had a difficult time posting at The Artful Readers Club Website after March 2013, so I had decided I would continue with this Artful Readers Club on my own for myself.  Although I had read more books, I failed to get the art done so I didn’t post after March.  I intended to do the artwork and post later but before I knew it, it’s a new year.  I would like to start this again because it was fun and inspiring. Feel free to join the FB group …HERE…   but please only join if you really do intend to take part in the challenge.

The Artful Readers Club Post

My Artful Readers Club Reviews:

The Artful Readers Club – January’s 2013 Book Review

The Artful Readers Club – February’s 2013 Book Review

The Artful Readers Club – March’s 2013 Book Review

Donna Davenport’s Book Club

I’m looking for other passionate readers to connect with my love of books.  If you are interested in joining a small group to discuss your book or would like to help select a book list with me.  I’m working on setting up my own book club.  Contact me below:

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