Friday, July 11, 2008

Book groups for adults

Yes, Little Shop of Stories is the premiere kidslit bookstore in all of Greater Atlanta, but we also have books for adults, and book groups for adults. Our longest running book group for grown-ups, the Mommies Who Read group, is currently on hiatus, but please check in to see what they're up to in the future. This group wasn't restricted to mommies, just women who like to discuss a good book.

Similarly, the Guys Who Read group isn't restricted to dads, just guys who like discussing books of all sorts. The guys have tackled some big issues in the past, but this is the biggest. They will discuss if there is indeed a God as they read Christopher Hitchens' God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything. They'll also be picking books for future meetings, so comes with titles. This month, they meet Thursday, July 17th at 7 pm.

Our newest group is called the Catch-All group, and it's defined as "co-ed, post-college, pre-babies." And we’re kicking off this book group with The Book of Other People, a collection of short-story character-sketches by 23 fabulous and funny authors like Jonathan Safran Foer, Nick Hornby, and George Saunders. The writers were given the instruction to “make somebody up,” and what resulted is a hodgepodge collection of liars, monsters, puppies, and average (or not-so-average) joes, edited by Zadie Smith.

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