Wednesday, July 25, 2007

August 15 Speaker. Welcome Ali Liebegott!

Michelle Tea, whose spectacular reading in July wowed the Betty's List Book Club, has made it possible for us to have another Sister Spit touring author come read to us in August. Ali Liebegott has been writing stories and poems since she was a teenager, and her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. In 2005 her book-length poem The Beautifully Worthless was published by Suspect Thoughts Press and was recently awarded a Lambda Literary Award. Her novel the IHOP Papers came out in January 2007. Currently she is finishing an illustrated novel called The Crumb People.

Please join us for another exciting evening of literature, laughter, good conversation and good food.
Duboce Park Cafe at 6:30 on August 15, 2007.

Cynthia K.

Monday, July 23, 2007

August Calendar

Here's what I know so far about the August Calendar. As soon as the facilitators send me the details of their meetings, I will post them here. The Discovery Group is accepting members, and I am collecting names for a new East Bay Group. Contact me at if you would like me to put you in touch with one of the group facilitators, or if you would like to start a new group yourself.

Enjoy your summer!

Cynthia K.

Rebel Readers
Next book is The Law of Dreams: A Novel by Peter Behrens
August 29 at 6:30 at a Member's House
September Book is The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
This group is complete

Next book is Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
August 28 at 6:30 at Duboce Park Cafe Please Note...Meeting Cancelled.
September's book is Wicked by Gregory Maguire
Date to be Announced
This group is complete

Can't Fail Group
Next Book is Madame Bovary by Flaubert
August 19 at 11:00 at Member's House
This group is complete

Discovery Group
Next book is Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier
Taking a Summer Break in September
October 10 at 6:30 at a Members House
Seeking members

New East Bay Group
I will be collecting names for this new group. I have 4 so far.
Contact me at to add your name to the list.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Huge Thanks to Michelle Tea!

A Huge thanks to Michelle Tea for her spirited reading from Rose of No Man's Land...You rock!

Betty Sullivan starts the festivities with the traditional raffle of copies of Book Savvy and gift certificates from Good Vibrations!

Michelle Tea reads from her most excellent novel Rose of No Man's Land.

Rachel Herbert and the crew of Duboce Park Cafe take great care of Book Club members!

Book club members enjoy Michelle's humor and perfect timing.

New member Cathy considers MIchelle's prose.

Book club members watching and listening.

Michelle answers provocative questions with a glint in her eyes.

Book club members enjoying the food at Duboce Park Cafe and listening to Michelle Tea.

Cynthia Lee Katona, Book Club Co-chair, and author of Book Savvy, with speaker Michelle Tea.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Walkabout in the Southwest July 11-16

My last walkabout was so terrific, I've decided to return for a short encore. I will answer all mail at on my return.

A huge thanks to those of you who went to the Book Convention and touted Book Savvy. Sales are way up! If you have recently bought a copy, please bring it to the book club on the 18th so I can put a provocative inscription in it ( I learned something about that from Katia Noyes).

Looking forward to seeing you all at the Duboce Park Cafe on July 18 for our terrific speaker Michelle Tea.

Cynthia K.