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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".

To Join: Contact Ed Cohen - escohen218@gmail.com

 

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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!



B&N Gets Nooked By Microsoft

Tuesday, 22 March 2011 16:59 administrator

Microsoft, which "borrowed" its operating system from one developed by Apple's Steve Job, is suing book retailer, Barnes & Noble for what it claims is an infringment on its android patent.

The suit, filed this week, claims that B&N violated its android patent in producing its Nook ereader. Last fall, Microsoft sued Motorola, the makers of one of the hottest sellers of an android smartphone, for the same thing.

Android is the most popular system, outpacing the iPhone and blackberry technologies.

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Hunger Games Author Defends Pick

Tuesday, 22 March 2011 01:54 Karen Hunter

 

The popular young adult runaway bestseller will be made into a feature film and already some fans are crying foul over Lionsgate's pick to star as the book's heroine.

Jennifer Lawrence, who garnered an Oscar nomination for her performance in , will play Katniss Everdeen, who is forced by a futuristic government to fight in a death match for the chance to win food and other necessities for her district.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 March 2011 14:39 Read more...
 

Oh, The Horror! King To Write For TV?

Monday, 21 March 2011 22:22 administrator

Stephen King, known as one of the most prolific horror writers of such hits as , , and , may be taking his talents straight to television. It was announced today that King is in negotiations with AMC to write an episode of its popular show .

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 March 2011 16:51 Read more...
 

Rich's Reading Adventure

Monday, 21 March 2011 02:34 Rich Hatibbon

I’m halfway through my final semester of college. As the workload stacks up, I have a hobby (as well as a place) I consider as a form of release from studying countless chapters or writer’s block before a deadline. Once a week, I take the R train, which runs from Queens to Brooklyn, to 59th Street and Fifth Avenue. From there, I walk about a block to Central Park. There’s a particular spot, or as I like to call it “the Rock,” which overlooks a picturesque view of Wollman Rink, a famous ice rink on the southern part of Central Park, and Time Warner Center, which consists of two well-crafted glass towers on the West Side of New York.

Since high school this has been a place where I can do some quality reading, writing, and reflecting. I wondered about where others like to read and reflect and what made them love those spots. So I asked a few people in the park.

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How Does The First Lady's Garden Grow?

Thursday, 17 March 2011 14:39 administrator

Michelle Obama signed a book deal with Crown to publish a book about the White House's vegetable garden and healthy eating. The First Lady didn't receive an advance and proceeds from the book will be donated to charity. The book will feature recipes as well as photos from the now-famous garden in every season. What's the First Family's favorite veggie?

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 March 2011 20:43 Read more...
 


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