BookCrossing meetup Tomorrow (August 10th, 7 PM)

Hello everyone. There is a Kansas City area BookCrossing meetup tomorrow, 7PM, at Broadway Cafe (4106 Broadway St - KCMO). The last time I went to a meetup we swapped books and talked about our latest reading material.

If you are interested in BookCrossing, this is a great meetup to attend. I'll give out informational brochures that explain BookCrossing, and you’ll have the opportunity to ask KC area members some questions. I'll also have tons of "BookCrossed" books to give away, as will others.

For more information about this meetup, please visit:

To read about BookCrossing, please visit here:
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What I'm reading

It's been awhile and thought I would drop some book titles I have read or what I'm reading now.

I'm reading now: "Interview with a Vampire" by Anne Rice and "Ordinary Life" by Elizabeth Berg.

Just recently finished "Cloud Nine" and "Firefly Beach" by Luanne Rice. If you are into general fiction with a touch of romance (not like the Nora Roberts or Danielle Steele's romance's) check these out. Luanne Rice is very good and I'm working on reading her whole collection. I know I have a lot to go, but when you find an author you enjoy and want to read more of it is well worth it.

I'm starting to venture out to more authors and hopefully I have found some new ones that I will enjoy. My shelf of unread books is overwhelming, but hey, reading a good book in a cool bubble bath is a wonderful thing on a summer evening when your stress level is high as a kite and the temp outside is nearing 100 degrees.
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Contact: Stephanie Iser, Children’s Librarian

(816) 701-3400 x 4225


Set them free…your books, that is


The Central Library of the Kansas City Public Library, 10th and Baltimore St., is holding its first annual teen Bookcrossing party, Saturday July 17 at 1:30 pm. 

Book trading has never been more exciting, more serendipitous, than with BookCrossing. The goal of Bookcrossing is, simply, to make the whole world a library. Ron Hornbaker, creator of the Bookcrossing Web site (listed by PC Magazine as one of the 100 Best Undiscovered Web Sites for 2004) will be at the Central Library’s Saturday event to share a multimedia presentation about the three “R’s” of the book exchange:

  1. Read a good book.  
  2. Register it on the Bookcrossing Website (, get a unique BCID (BookCrossing ID number), and label the book.
  3. Release it for someone else to read (give it to a friend, leave it on a park bench, donate it to charity, "forget" it in a coffee shop, etc.), and get notified by email each time someone goes to the Bookcrossing site and records journal entries for that book.


Visit Central Youth Service’s Bookcrossing profile at to see what books the Library will be giving away Saturday, July 17 at 1:30 p.m.  The event is free and all ages are invited to discover what Bookcrossing is about.  Reading material will be available for young adults and adults during this fun event.  For more information contact Central Youth Services at 816-701-3400 extension 4225.


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I've been a member for awhile, but I never post.

I have a request.

I told one of my good friends that I would find her a (preferably) really old copy of Madame Bovary, but one that is in English. Our school has one similar to what I'm looking for. (The copy my school has was published sometime in the forties.) This is supposed to be a birthday present, and her birthday is on the 17th of this month.

I'd really like to be able to find her a copy of that book and buy it for her. (I also want to find the movie of it that she saw, which is in French and has subtitles.)

Anywho, if any of you can be of any help, it would be appreciated.

I need to know of any used book stores, or book stores that only sell really old books are, if you know of any. Thanks.
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I'm still working my way through Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein. It's a pretty good read so far, I just haven't had much time lately.

Has anyone here read A Clockwork Orange and, if so, would you recommend it? I really like science fiction, but I'm a little thrown off by the movie trailers I've seen for this one.

Can anyone recommend some good lesbian fiction? Most of the ones I'm finding are geared toward teenagers or to people just coming out. I'd like something where the characters are actually *happy* to be lesbians.


Better than crack.....

What I've been reading......

If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor by Bruce Campbell
Zen and the Art of Knitting by Bernadette Murphy
Mothman Prophesies by John Keel
Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis
In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner
Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers
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jane siberry won't rain all the time

if you're interested....

there's a fairly new online community for all the kc folks and folks in surrounding areas to keep in touch with one another! it offers chat features, private messaging, and a message board to come soon as well as plenty of other fun features.

check it out at Life in Kansas City

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Used Bookstore Opening

A Novel Idea Bookshoppe will have it' grand opening next weekend!

A Novel Idea Bookshoppe
118 SW 3rd Street
Lees Summit, MO 64063
Hours 10-7 Tuesday-Saturday

May 8th-31st come in and recieve 10% your purchase!

It has been a crazy time trying to get all this ready! However, it is very exciting to be my own boss and own my own store!

Dont forget to bring in your gently used books for store trade!

I will offer trade credit on most all books with the following exceptions;

Computer Books
Damaged or Heavily Soiled books

So bring in your books and get trade credit for other books in the store!

I especially want books in these catagories;

Science Fiction
General Fiction
Womens Studies
GLBT studies

Please call or send e-mail if you have any question! I hope to see you for the opening!