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Category: Book Club Blog

Time for Book Club! The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas

As with all book clubs, a great part of the joy of our Imaginary Book Club is reading together and chatting about what we’ve read as a group. For more info on how our online book club work, and the many ways you can participate, hop over here or sign up to read with us. Each month our #ReadWithIBC post is […]

Book Review | So Long and Thanks for All the Fish, by Douglas Adams

(As we know, I have a problem reading series correctly, so I know what I’m talking about) There is really nothing that will ruin Douglas Adams faster than reading these books out of order or independently. Thou shalt start at the beginning. Fortunately, when I randomly picked up So Long And Thanks For All The Fish […]

Book Review | By The Shores of Silver Lake, by Laura Ingalls Wilder

I remember this book as the most depressing, frustrating one in the series. Finally I forced myself, and you know, this is one of those books that improve when you actually know what happens in the previous books. Silver Lake features the Ingalls family of course, but the main character here is change. The girls […]

Kids Read With IBC | The Marvels, by Brian Selznick

Brian Selznick received the Caldecott for his book The Invention of Hugo Cabret in 2008, Wonderstruck released in 2011, and the past September he gave us The Marvels. Of course I fell in love with his style of combining pictures and text in order to tell a story. Selznick uniquely makes a chapter picture book […]

Book Review | The Long Winter, by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Back during the Great Recession of 2008 I had a newborn baby and a lot of anxiety. As is my way I panicked a little, and then looked for a book to read. One book that came up over and over again was The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I decided to give it […]

Re-Reading Hobbits

For better part of my life, I have been walking around telling the stupidest excuse for not reading the Lord of the Rings series. I did it wrong. Side note, why do I have so many stories about how I broke the rules or reading/writing/life, and got a horrible experience as a result? I should really […]

For Love of Bookstores | Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, Washington, DC

Well, nothing. And Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe knows this little tidbit, and has been serving up amazing books and amazing eats and drinks in Washington, DC since 1976. When I first arrived in DC, back in the ancient times of 2008 (Obama campaign was in full force, hope was high, Trump was still hosting beauty […]

Feminist Bookshelf | Continuum Presents the Feminist Candy Book Bundle

I’m happy to be able to announce that we’ve formed a partnership with the fantastic feminist community Continuum Collective and Bluestockings Bookstore! Together, Imaginary Book Club and Continuum will be leading a virtual feminist book club. Three times per year, Continuum will launch a collection of feminist lit-candy perfect for building your feminist bookshelf. The selections […]

Ready to read a thriller this October?

As with all book clubs, a great part of the joy of our Imaginary Book Club is reading together and chatting about what we’ve read as a group. For more info on how our online book club works, and the many ways you can participate, hop over here or sign up to read with us.  Share your thoughts in the […]

Time for Book Club! Let’s chat Maus, by Art Spiegelman

As with all book clubs, a great part of the joy of our Imaginary Book Club is reading together and chatting about what we’ve read as a group. For more info on how our online book club work, and the many ways you can participate, hop over here or sign up to read with us. Each month our #ReadWithIBC post is […]