Graveyard Cake

Some of you might remember this graveyard cake, put together by a mother/son bookclub reading The Good Thief. Now another group of readers in Rochester, NY has decided to create their own graveyard cake inspired by the book. Soon I may have to sponsor some kind of bake-off, but for now I will simply enjoy and […]

Buttery Books

Buttery Books, a great website that combines two of my favorite things, books & food, just posted suggestions on how to throw a Good Thief-themed bookclub party, with ideas for music, decorations and recipes. They included many important objects from the book, including mousetraps, wishing stones and Ren’s candy. They even made McGinty’s watch! To […]

Manalapan, NJ Bookclub

I had a great time talking about The Good Thief last month with a bookclub from Manalapan, NJ that meets at the Monmouth County Library. My mother was a librarian, so these library gatherings are dear to me. They just sent along this photo. Many thanks to Pat Whitehead for passing this along! I’m always happy […]

Brooklyn Book Babes!

I spent yesterday with the Brooklyn Babes Bookclub, located in Dyker Heights. Their club has been going since 1997, and their meeting (hosted by Joann) included some amazing food, lots of laughs, and conversation about The Good Thief. Their president, Lisa, started the club after having her first child, and they’ve read all kinds of […]

Books & Bars

Last night I appeared, big brother style, on a giant screen at Bryant Lake Bowl in Minneapolis. This was all part of a very cool bookclub called Books & Bars, that brings about 100 or so readers in each month to have a drink, skype-style, with authors and talk about their books. Highlights last night were: a […]

I *Heart* Portland

A few weeks back I gave a reading at Powell’s Bookstore in Portland, OR (one of my favorite book-buying spots). There I met June Reznikoff, who told me her bookclub (who have been meeting for 18 years, and have read over 200 books!)was about to do The Good Thief. A few nights ago they finally met, […]

My First Skype

I did my first bookclub via Skype the other day, with a public library in Clyde, OH. Many thanks to librarian Jill McCullough for talking me through the technology, so that I could meet the bookclub face to face. They broadcast me onto the wall, which made the whole thing a little big-brother, but it […]

More bookclubs!

Two more bookclubs just sent me photos–the Osceola, FL group who sent me a copy of Pinchpenny Mouse, and another group from Richmond, VA I spoke with last week. I had a great time chatting with these smart and witty women about The Good Thief. Go here to find out how to arrange a phone […]