Maura Fritz

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It’s Pick-Your-August-Book Time

Happy Fourth of July, Bookies! I hope you savor the barbecue and fireworks, and then it’s time to think about August—or, at least, what we’ll be reading in August. Our leader next month will be Claudia Bloom. A longtime research editor on the print side of Real Simple—she’s practically been with the magazine since its start—Claudia also led our club […]

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Answer This Question and You Might Be in the October Issue

Howdy, Bookies: I have a question for you from our friends down the hall on the print side of Real Simple. For the book club page in the October issue, they would like you to answer this: What book sparks the most interesting conversation? Post your answer below—with the name of the book, the author, and a bit on why […]

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Two Important Announcements, Bookies

First off, our July book: It was a resounding win for Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, a twisting, turning, zooming-up-the-charts thriller. You’ll hear a little more about it when our July discussion leader, RS.com Business Development Associate Emily Schroeder, introduces herself a bit later this week and sets up the reading schedule. (Emily and her family moved just this weekend and they […]

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July Book Poll Closing

Voted yet, Bookies? Just wanted to remind you that you have until 11:59 p.m. ET this Sunday, June 24, to pick one of the four books below. A recap: All four are thrillers, of very different sorts, chosen by July discussion leader Emily Schroeder, who facilitates RealSimple.com’s strategic partnerships. Check them out, then cast your vote. Can’t wait to start […]

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The July Book Poll Is Now Open

Happy it-will-soon-be-the-Fourth-of-July, Bookies! Not that I’m rushing anything, mind you. But I’ve always loved the Fourth, so any excuse to conjure it up is fine with me. This year, we’ll be celebrating—and by we’ll I mean I’ll, in any case—with one of the four books below in hand. Though very different in plot, all four are thrillers, chosen by our […]

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Last Call to Vote for Your June Book

Hi, Bookies: A quick reminder that our June book poll closes at 11:59 p.m. this Wednesday, May 23. If you haven’t voted yet, be sure to pick your favorite of the four books below. I Totally Meant to Do That, by Jane Borden Country mouse moves to the big city—in this case, it’s the southern debutante from North Carolina thrown headfirst […]

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Join Real Simple’s Reader Book Review Panel

Hello, Bookies! I have a lot to share with you, starting with this big news: Our friends over on the print side of Real Simple are looking for readers to review books for them. Here’s how it will work: If you get picked, Real Simple will send you a copy of a soon-to-be-released book to read and then write about. […]

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Vote for Your June Book!

Hello, Bookies: Before we kick off summer, unofficially anyway, on Memorial Day, let’s pick our June book, so we can enjoy the long weekend with a good read in hand. Mary Kate McGrath, senior editor extraordinaire—who, among other duties, oversees the Solutions section of the magazine, with all those wonderfully clever New Uses for Old Things—offers up the four choices […]

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Your May Book Winner!

Hi, Bookies: So Erin Morgenstern’s magical debut novel, The Night Circus, is your May pick. RealSimple.com’s Brigitt Hauck will say hi and introduce this imaginative story of two dueling magicians and their star-crossed love on Thursday. On Friday, Leigh Torretta will conclude our discussion of Bossypants—and announce some big news. See you then!

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May Poll Closing Soon!

Hi, Bookies: A quick reminder to vote for the book you’d like to read next month. Your choices are below; make your pick before the poll closes, at 11:59 p.m. ET this Monday, April 23. The winner will be announced next week. The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern Morgenstern’s debut novel, about two fiercely competitive young magicians who fall deeply […]

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