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Monday, January 29, 2018

The "Now Read This Book Club" NYTBR and PBS Newshour

Okay, everyone. I finally (!) have a URL that leads to actual information about the PBS News Hour and The New York Times Book Review's joint venture, the "Now Read This" Book Club. The linking page does not say this, but supposedly, I have heard, that the Wednesday, January 31st broadcast of the PBS News Hour will have Jessamyn West, the two-times National Book Award winner and author of her most recent award-winning novel, Sing, Unburied Sing,  and she will be addressing readers' questions. Also, as I've mentioned, the title for February is supposed to be announced at that time. 

This is the first month of the book club. There is also a Facebook Page for the Club. The day I visited I really squirmed at some of the readers' comments,  and correspondingly at the replies they received. It would be nice if people didn't use an online book club as a firing squad, one way or the other.

4 comments:

  1. Thanks, Judith. I decided to join the group, but have no plans to post anything on Facebook. Will be curious to see the next selection.

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    1. I'm going to tune in to the News Hour the day after via iTunes. I'll be curious to see how all this works.

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  2. Judith, happy you shared this bookclub info. I did want to read this book.

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    1. I'm utterly fascinated (and horrified)by all I'm reading in David Grann's Killers of the Flower Moon, the February Selection. I wanted to read Sing, Unburied, Sing, but I'm so overloaded with books at the moment, that I think it will have to wait.

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