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The Brothers and Sisters Book Club

The name was derived from the first book the book club discussed, "Brothers and Sisters" by BeBe Moore Campbell in 1995. Members meet monthly (for 16 years now) from September-June. Most of the meetings take place in members homes in Gloucester, Burlington, Camden counties in New Jersey and various parts of Philadelphia. Many of the members have traveled together to Paris, France, New York and Philadelphia for trips that include plays, Broadway Musicals and African-American owned restaurants.

Next meeting: Sunday, June 26th at 2:30 pm in Cherry Hill.

Discussion: Ernest. J. Gaines, "Of Love And Dust".

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A.C. Riley is a writer, blogger and Harry Potter enthusiast. Riley holds degrees in both Journalism and Media Studies and Political Science from Rutgers University. She has written articles for Burlington County Times, JerseyMan Magazine and NJ Spotlight. An avid book reader, she enjoys the works of Suzanne Collins, J. K. Rowling, Rick Riordan and Curtis Sittenfeld. Her favorite book is the Phantom Tollbooth and the Camp Half-Blood books. She also loves her dog, Lupe, very much. Keep up with her here!

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Friday, 15 April 2011 16:06 Brock Tilford

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Happy Birthday, Henry James!

Friday, 15 April 2011 12:46 Roseann Fino

Today we celebrate the birthday of Henry James, born this day in 1843.  A novelist, short story writer, and critic, James was one of the key figures in 19th Century literary realism.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 April 2011 00:40

Do You Tune In Or Out While Reading?

Wednesday, 13 April 2011 00:50 Rich Hatibbon
When I read on the train, I usually listen to music to tune out the noise of people’s obnoxiously loud conversations, or unoriginal breakdancers clapping repeatedly with a stereo blasting Michael Jackson songs. When these scenarios arise, I pair up my reading with some R&B music, and it helps me get through each page without any distractions. I asked around to see if other people listened to music while reading, and if so what tunes matched up.
Last Updated on Thursday, 14 April 2011 03:13

Happy Birthday, William Wordsworth and Happy Poetry Month!

Thursday, 07 April 2011 04:18 Roseann Fino

Kicking off National Poetry Month, is the birthday of William Wordsworth.  Born this day in 1770, Wordsworth was an English romantic poet who helped start the Romantic Age of English literature.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 April 2011 22:55

Harry Potter Goes Digital?

Tuesday, 05 April 2011 11:49 administrator

One of the last holdouts in the ebook revolution, J.K. Rowling, is considering making her Harry Potter series available in ebook format. To date, she has been adamant in keeping the bestselling brand of all time in the dark ages of publishing. And she hasn't been hurt by the decision, selling about 450 million copies of the series worldwide.

But there is a shift afoot.

"We are currently actively looking at all the various options for Harry Potter in this space, that is e-books," Neil Blair, Rowling's London-based agent at Christopher Little Literary Agency, told the Associated Press in an email.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 April 2011 14:38

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