Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Reading and Wine, a guest post by author Julia London (#Giveaway)

Today we have the multi-book author Julia London here to talk about book clubs. What better place to talk about book clubs than here at Reading Between the Wines! Cheers!

I enjoyed reading the 'about' section of your blog and oddly enough, I came into my very own book club very much the same way! 
Statistically speaking more women read than men (I actually mention that in THE BRIDESMAID) and more women drink wine than men, so it’s no coincidence that women would bond over great books and wine.

A few years back I was pleasantly surprised when a local group of women asked if I’d be willing to come and talk with them after they chose one of my books for their monthly selection. I was even more pleasantly surprised to find the nicest group of intelligent, (I mean, they did choose my book, after all…LOL) kind, funny women and to top things off they had WINE.

I was so envious of their camaraderie and lively chatter and enthusiasm for words on a page. I knew I had that with other authors I knew, but those are mostly online relationships.  To be sitting among “friends” and sharing the love was a whole new experience.  So at the end of the evening, I asked them if I could join them.  I was fully prepared for that awkward moment of silence when the group frantically tries to think of something to say…but it was a resounding and instant yes!  I think it’s been about 10 years now, and thanks to them, I have read some really great books I might not have otherwise picked up.  

We have bonded over books, certainly, but the bonds extend so much deeper. We support one another through moves, job losses and searches, divorces, and sadly, the death of loved ones. We are each other’s support group.  

I’d like to ask your readers if they belong to a book club, how they found their way into them and do they also drink wine? Do they have book-themed meals? What are some of the best books they have read that they might not have otherwise picked up, had it not been for the book club?  

The Bridesmaid
by Julia London
Paperback, 160 pages
Published October 1st, 2013 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1402283873
Amazon, Kindle and Barnes & Noble
A hot, new contemporary romance novella from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julia London. In a twist on Planes, Trains and Automobiles, two strangers--Kate's en route to be a bridesmaid, Joe's en route to a life-altering job interview--battle a storm, a transportation strike, and each other in a cross-country race to make it to the wedding on time.

Julia London is the New York Times,  USA Today, and Publisher’s Weekly best selling author of more than a twenty romantic fiction novels. She is the author of the popular Desperate Debutante and Scandalous historical romance series, including the upcoming The Last Debutante, the fourth and final book in the Secrets of Hadley Green series. She is also the author of several contemporary women’s fiction novels with strong romantic elements, including Summer of Two Wishes, One Season of Sunshine, and Light at Winter’s End.
Julia is the recipient of the RT Bookclub Award for Best Historical Romance and a four-time finalist for the prestigious RITA award for excellence in romantic fiction. She lives in Austin, Texas.

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Sourcebooks is giving away one copy of The Bridesmaid to one reader today. (US/CA) To enter, please leave a comment on this post answering the author's question and then fill out the rafflecopter below. Good luck!
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  1. No book club for me although I would love to be in one.

  2. I haven't been in a book club yet.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  3. A book club sounds like such fun but alas I have not found one.

  4. I think that a book club sounds awesome! I haven't run across any where I live :( I'd join in a heartbeat! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I'm not in book club but I like the idea of book clubs.

  7. I'm not in any book clubs. It's a cool idea but not right for me.

  8. I do not belong to a book club. I live in a small town and would love to find one. I do belong to something similar on Facebook, but not the same.


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