Hi, Bookies: Yes, out in the world it’s March 1, but here at Real Simple we’re already into July—or, at least, our friends on the print side are deep into planning the July issue. So here’s what they would like to know: What is your favorite beach read? Tell us below—be sure to include the book’s title, its author, and […]
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Hi, Bookies: It was a tight race, but Emma Donoghue’s Room: A Novel maintained its slight lead over The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks to win the poll. RealSimple.com Managing Editor Kathleen Harris, our March discussion leader, will be back later this week to say hello, so look for that and for Maggie Shi’s final post on Half Broke Horses. […]
Hello, Bookies: We have just a few more days until our March book poll comes down, so if you haven’t cast your vote yet, now’s the time. Vote for your pick of the books below before 11:59 p.m. EST this Sunday, February 20. Room: A Novel, by Emma Donoghue Told from the perspective of a 5-year-old boy, the emotionally provocative […]
Hola, Bookies: This month, our friends down the hall on the print side would like us to ask you this: What is your favorite book series? Tell us below in a sentence or two, and you may see your answer printed in the June issue. Thanks, as always, and have a great weekend, everyone! Are you reading this via an […]
In the NOBC in-box this morning: author David Nicholls’ answers to your questions about One Day. Big note: There are major plot spoilers discussed below, so we urge you not to read this post without first finishing the book.
From Danielle Virgin, discussion leader:
1. At any point did you consider the possibility of Emma and Dex not being together?
2. Was it difficult to write how these characters evolved, considering we have only a glimpse of their lives from one year to the next?
Hello, Bookies: We’ve just barely kicked off February, true, but it’s a short month so we need to start thinking about March already! Our choices this month come courtesy of RealSimple.com Managing Editor Kathleen Harris, who—you may remember—led the club in discussing The Art of Racing in the Rain back in November 2009. This time around, along with fiction, Kathleen […]
Hi, Bookies: I have to admit that as much as I wanted Dex and Emma to get together, when it happened I was surprised that they were finally able to admit their feelings and fears, but frankly was more surprised that the two of them seemed to finally grow up. Did anyone else find themselves a bit taken aback that […]
And our winner is. . . Half Broke Horses, Jeannette Walls’ novelistic recounting of the life of the beloved grandmother she introduced in her best-selling memoir, The Glass Castle. Later this week, join RealSimple.com Deputy Editor and food blogger Maggie Shi, who will say hello and talk a little bit about our February pick.
Hello there, Bookies: If you haven’t yet voted for the February book, now’s the time: The poll closes this Sunday at 11:59 p.m. EST. And the nominees are… Half Broke Horses, by Jeannette Walls The follow-up to Walls’ best-selling memoir, The Glass Castle, is a novelistic re-creation of the amazing life of her intrepid, indomitable grandmother. Born Round, by Frank […]