Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Do you want to join a book club? Enter "Reading With Robin's" book giveaway!

I am proud to say that I'm now in two book clubs. One is a local club in my neighborhood that meets once a month or so and discusses various literary fiction novels. The other was recently started by Robin Kall and meets via Facebook, where readers can interact with authors of the books we're discussing. It's a great place to make new friends who have the same book interests and also learn about books you might not have thought to pick up before.

Robin Kall is Rhode Island’s own book maven. From author interviews to events with best-selling authors, Robin shares her love of books wherever and whenever possible. You can connect with Robin on Facebook and follow her on Twitter, or on her website is updated constantly with all new author interviews and bookish information.Her Well-Read column on GoLocalProv.com runs twice a month on Saturdays. Reading With Robin is on AM790 Fridays from 4-5pm and on I Heart Radio. Robin has a special giveaway right here to go along with her April book club selections. 


Amy and I are proud to share acknowledgement space with Robin in Jane Green's latest novel, Saving Grace, which was the February book that kicked off Reading With Robin's Book Club 411





Who is in a book club? Who’s in more than one? I know there are a lot of book club junkies out there so here’s a new one for you-Reading With Robin’s Book Club 411. RWRBC411 will provide info on today’s biggest books. Ten years of on-air author interviews and hosting author events have allowed for relationships with many of your favorite authors. RWRBC411 is an extension of Reading With Robin radio allowing me to connect readers and writers in a more intimate setting. I am passionate about sharing the books I enjoy and I love gathering readers. 

We kicked off our first meet-up with Jane Green’s Saving Grace. I announced the title at the beginning of February and we met on the Facebook page at the end of February to discuss. Many club members participated either by posting their questions ahead of time or joining in live while Jane was on the Facebook page. All had a great time. If you’ve already read Saving Grace and want to check it out (warning –spoilers) the conversation is still posted on the RWR Book Club 411 page. I’ve been to many book clubs where someone refuses to allow the ending to be discussed. It’s baffling to me that groups will bend to the will of one or two non-finishers, but it happens.

With Jane Green in Providence


Here are some FAQ:

Why do I want to join another book club?

The more the merrier. If you like the book we’ve chosen or have already read it, it’s another place to join in a discussion. If you’re a “book-person” there can never be too much of that.

Do I have to quit my present book club?

That’s up to you. If you’ve been thinking of making a move this just might be the time to break away. I hear from many readers whose book clubs no longer serve them but they see no way out. If you are happy with the book club(s) you are in stay put. You can also encourage your book club(s) to read along with us once in a while and make the RWRBC411 selection your club’s pick.

What happens if I don’t finish the book?

There are no judgments in RWRBC411. You just might not want to join in the Facebook discussion at the end of the month.

Will you be offended if I don’t enjoy the selection?

If I were offended every time someone didn’t like one of my picks, I wouldn’t have lasted in the book world as long as I have. No offense will be taken. 

RWR’s Book Club 411 is truly a no-pressure book club. Each month I will announce the title that I am highlighting. You can pop in and out as you like. This month's title is The Secrets of Midwives by Sally Hepworth, which will be discussed on March 26th from 4-5 pm EST. 

The RWRBC411 readers are enthusiastic and are such voracious readers that I’ve added in a second book for April. We’ll be chatting with Marisa de los Santos about The Precious One on April 23rd from 4-5pm EST and with Robin Antalek about The Grown Ups on April 30th from 4-5pm EST. I am giving away BOTH  novels to TWO lucky readers in the US or Canada. You can enter the giveaway with the Rafflecopter at the end of this post.

The people who have joined RWRBC411 are engaged, interesting and thoughtful readers.  In the short amount of time that the site has been up titles have been shared and conversation around our mutual passion for books. There will be book giveaways and incentives for bringing in new club members. I hope you’ll join us.

Thanks to Robin for visiting with us and sharing her April picks with our readers.

~Introduction by Melissa Amster

How to win: Use Rafflecopter to enter the giveaway. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. If you have trouble using Rafflecopter on our blog, enter the giveaway here.

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US/Canada only. Giveaway ends on March 22nd at midnight EST. 

For another chance to win The Precious One, visit Confessions of a Bookaholic (@jenny_oregan on Twitter) by March 23rd.

33 comments:

Janine said...

There are so many great books that I have read. I couldn't pick just one.

Kristi said...

I loved discussing Kristin Hannah's "The Nightingale" with my friends. There is so much to talk about! Different personality types, what we would do in either sister's situations, how much or little we knew about WWII. It is a great book!

OnDBookshelf said...

The Martian, The Nightingale, and Wonder are all books I've recently read and really loved.

susieqlaw said...

Goodnight June by Sarah Jio

Kelly M said...

The Dree Shop of Dreams or The Look of Love.

Melissa Seng said...

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
The Orphan Train
Five Days Left

Jenner said...

When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin. Oh, the feels.

Laurice McClung said...

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah was amazing! I see the recommendation by Jenner of When Crickets Cry and I totally agree! Anything by Charles Martin is worth reading!

Sharon said...

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

traveler said...

The Time In Between by Maria Duenas. Wonderful. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

cpr040304 said...

Left Neglected by Lisa Genova

Bonnie K. said...

Inside the O'Briens by Lisa Genova

Nova said...

I would recommend the Brennan sisters trilogy by Jane Porter. It starts with #1 The Good Woman, then #2 The Good Daughter & finally #3 The Good Wife. love them all!

JJT said...

Love and Treasure by Ayelet Waldman

jodi marinich said...

i love anne rice books

Susan R said...

Still Alice or The Nightingale

Vivian Vereeke said...

I have The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah but I have not read it yet. I would love to read it and be able to discuss it with others.

Anonymous said...

Hush Little Baby by Suzanne Redfearn
Calling Me Home by Julie Kiebler
The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

Suzy

Glenda Hefty said...

There are so many books that I have read that right at the moment I couldn't single out just one. Someone mentioned Anne Rice...her newest Lestat book would probably be a good one to read and discuss and is one I haven't yet read myself.

Melissa said...

Anything by Karen White

Carol Fragale Brill said...

Love Walked In by Melissa

Carol Fragale Brill said...

Robin, I would be beyond ecstatic if you pick any Lisa Genova book for a book club chat. Still Alice is an all time favorite, Left Neglected is amazing, and can't wait to read Inside the O'Bien's

Julia M. Reffner said...

The Nightengale is a wonderful and touching read for history and women's fiction fans! I reviewed this book for Library Journal and loved it!

Susan @ The Book Bag said...

The Roots of the Olive Tree by Courtney Miller Santo - great characters in this multigenerational story of women. Loved it and there would be great discussions.

Susan T. said...

The Wild Oats Project by Robin Rinaldi. There is so much to talk about with this memoir! :)

Jilleen said...

I have been reading some great books lately. One that sticks out is where'd you go Bernadette? Loved it.

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bn100 said...

not sure; pride and prejudice?

Ruth Lyons Mazur said...

Dollbaby by Laura Lane McNeal

Kimberly V said...

I would recommend any book that will get people reading. I can usually find something to discuss about any book, so I don't have a specific one.

Hailey Fish said...

Tradd St series by Karen White
Summer Sisters by Judy Blume
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

robin said...

OMG! How did I miss all of these fabulous suggestions!! So excited! I will read through and get back to everyone. Thanks so much!!! xo Robin

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

I always recommend The Help or Saving Cece Honeycutt!

Bridget O'Neill said...

Before I Go by Colleen Oakley. I just finished it, and loved it!