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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!

Seven Irish Authors to Celebrate This St. Patty's Day

Thursday, 17 March 2011 12:29 Roseann Fino

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I’ve gathered a list of some of most influential Irish writers. Many of these writers have written classics that had a big impact on 20th Century literature. Some I had thought were British and perhaps you had too. So here it is, in no particular order, the Irish writers:

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 March 2011 17:40

Borders Gets More Time

Wednesday, 16 March 2011 05:28 administrator

At its Chapter 11 proceedings this week, Borders was granted more time to renew or reject its leases. Originally Borders was given 90 days to decide which of its leases it would keep, forcing the troubled retail chain to pay what it is owed. But a judge extended that time to 210 days. This is an effort to allow Borders time to regroup and reorganize and perhaps save itself instead of being forced to liquidate to pay its leases within 90 days. The next hearing is set for April 7th. To find out where Borders is closing around the country and for a full list of booksellers in your area,

click here.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 March 2011 17:40

There's An App For That!

Saturday, 12 March 2011 13:25 administrator

Each week, Publisher's Weekly reviews the latest in apps.

Check out what's hot this week:

Title: Go Car Go

Publisher/Developer: Caravan Interactive

Available: March 8

Price: $0.99

Background: Users build a car and test it on a variety of courses.

Interactive features: “Read to Me” mode features a vocal performance by British Invasion singer Billy J. Kramer; screen fogs up when characters take a shower and children can write and draw in the steam, using their fingers.

(To see the others, click here)

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 March 2011 17:42

Happy Birthday, Jack Kerouac!

Saturday, 12 March 2011 13:15 Roseann Fino

Today, the legendary writer of , would have been 89. A leader of The Beat generation, Jack Kerouac discussed spirituality, religion, jazz, drugs, and travel in his writing. He has been considered a revolutionary by many. 

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 March 2011 04:23

Comics in the Digital World

Friday, 11 March 2011 14:42 Roseann Fino
You may have noticed on Sunday that the Google Logo had turned into a crisp cartoon image.  The great Will Eisner, whose birthday was March 6th, created that image.  He created the comic book series The Spirit, created a cartooning studio, and was a leader in the graphic novel genre.
Last Updated on Monday, 14 March 2011 15:14
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