Commercial Breaks and CatchUp

Are you in a book club?  So am I, and this week I wrote about mine for the Reading Group Guides blog.  You can read my entry right here.  Enjoy. 

If you’re in a book club, I’d love to know what you’re reading this month, so please leave a comment if you’d like to share.  My own group is finishing a discussion on Kathryn Stockett’s The Help.  We’ll begin The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows next month. 

How from Ivan Petrov at stock.xchang.jpgAnd while we’re on the subject of comments?  I’ve gotten several queries on how to comment on my blogs, which you are always encouraged to do.  It’s easy, but not as obvious as it ought to be.  Under each blog’s title you’ll find the word “comments” in small red letters.  Just click there, and comments associated with that post will appear.  You’ll also find an easy form at the bottom to make your own.  Please do, since I love hearing from you.

All your comments come to me to be okayed, just so we can eliminate that strange sub-human species known as spammers who find joy in creating problems for other people.  In the future, though, once you comment a time or two, your comments will show up immediately.

Why?  Well, sometime in the very near future I will be switching my blog to a different blogging platform that allows for this. We’re hoping the change will be seamless.  WordPress will offer me a chance to put links beside my blogs of other sites I hope you’ll enjoy, recipes, the links to my Facebook page and more.  I’m looking forward to it.  We’re not expecting glitches, but this IS the internet, right?  So if there’s a problem, it won’t last long.  Just get a cup of coffee or herbal tea, then check back.

And I began my CatchUp with book clubs, so will end with them.  This week I had the opportunity to do two speaker phone conversations with groups in Wisconsin who are not only reading my Shenandoah Album series, but making quilts from my Quilt Along With books to give to charity.  The conversation was a pleasure and an honor.  To schedule one for your own group?  Go here to my website and fill in the form.  I do these for love, not money, and I’ll look forward to talking to you, as well.


  1. Ingrid King on October 29, 2009 at 11:20 am

    You’ll love WordPress – it makes everything so much easier. My entire website is built on a WordPress platform and I couldn’t be happier.

  2. Emilie Richards on October 29, 2009 at 11:39 am

    Your website is lovely, Ingrid. I’m expecting the move to WordPress to be a big help.

  3. Ingrid King on October 30, 2009 at 11:08 am

    Thanks, Emilie! I’m so happy with my website. I probably drove my designer crazy, but she was wonderful about hanging in with my constant requests for changes.

  4. Kitty Tomlinson Wood on November 4, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    Hi, Emilie,
    Couldn’t live without my bookclub, Entre Nous of Plaquemine (Louisiana). These ladies have all become such close friends and are Johnny-on-the-spots when one of the members has a crisis. Well anyway, this month we’re reading a young adult novel by a Louisiana native–Chicken dance by Jacques Couvillion. So far so good.
    Also, I just finished reading The help and loved it. Will recomment it to Entre Nous next year. (We wait until the books are a year or so old because it’s easier for us to interlibrary loan the books for our members.)
    I have also already read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Loved that book.

  5. Nancy Sindle on November 5, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Hi Emilie,
    I am in a bookclub Mother’s In Love with Fiction. There are 12 of us! Last month we read Hold Tight by Harlan Coben. We really enjoyed reading this book. The author really kept us entertained! This month we are reading Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier! We have yet to meet for this book. I am thoroughly enjoying it though!
    🙂 Happy Reading!

  6. Su Stermer on November 6, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Hi Emilie,
    My book club just discussed The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society today. It was a good read and we had a good discussion. Interesting characters. Hope you enjoy it. I did.

  7. Susan Roberts on November 23, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    I’m a docent at the Walker Art Center and we have a docent book club. The book we read for October was “The Lover” by Marguerite Duras. Very lyrical writing and heart-wrenching at the same time. The book was picked because Haegue Yang was inspired by the book to create the “Integrity of the Insider” which is currently on exhibit.
    Enjoy your books!

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