Book of the Week: THE SECRET: DARE TO DREAM (1 Digital Download Giveaway!)

THE SECRET: DARE TO DREAM, will be available on premium video on demand (PVOD) platforms nationwide on Friday, July 31. Based on the groundbreaking best-selling book about the law of attraction by Rhonda Byrne, The Secret: Dare to Dream follows Miranda (Katie Holmes), a young widow trying to make ends meet while raising her three children and dating her boyfriend (Jerry O’Connell).… Read More »

Dunwoody Methodist Church’s United Methodist Women’s Book Club: Ijeoma Oluo’s “So You Want to Talk About Race”

Note from Audra:  I’m not sure if this discussion is open to the public or only to members of DUMC but since the book looks very good I thought I’d let you know about the book and the possibility of the book club!

Monday, July 13, 7:00 p.m. Please join the UMW Book Club’s discussion of Ijeoma Oluo’s book, “So You Want to Talk About Race.”… Read More »

Local Author Book of the Week (Giveaway too): No Worries!

Excerpt from this local Dunwoody author’s LinkedIn page:  “Most of us have kids at home, and they’re going through changes like the rest of us. Well (like my own kid), Josie the Owl has a positive & upbeat attitude about it all. Consider buying this story for that special little one in your life!”

We’ll be giving away a copy on Friday, July 10th.  … Read More »

Book of the Week & Giveaway: The Hate You Give

I have a copy to give away this week.   Insert a comment on our website or Facebook post about the book if you are interested in winning a copy. 

I read the book and then watched the movie on HBO.   Fans of The Hunger Games will find it interesting that Starr is played by the gorgeous Amandla Stenberg who portrayed the lovely Rue, from District 11. … Read More »

Book of the Week & Giveaway: Just Mercy

The biggest disadvantage of reading everything on my Kindle, is the inability to pass books along for more and more and more people to read.   I really want others to read this one so I bought a paperback to give away as long as the winner is willing to keep paying it forward by passing it along and encouraging others to keep passing it along.  … Read More »

Book of the Week: Boy’s Life by Robert McCammon (One of Audra’s 10 faves of all time)

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

The entire time I was reading Boy’s Life I was thinking about how much my Dad would love it.   So, I decided to get him a copy for Father’s Day.   It was written in 1991 but I figured it would be easy to find a copy.  Whoa – it is not available at our Barnes and Noble.  … Read More »

An Anti-Racism Book List

Giveaway: Emily Giffin’s THE LIES THAT BIND

I can hardly wait to read this.  Here’s what Amazon has to say: 

“In the irresistible new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of All We Ever Wanted and Something Borrowed, a young woman falls hard for an impossibly perfect man before he disappears without a trace. . . . “

Our amazing Style Editor gave me a signed copy to give away. … Read More »

Book of the Week: River People

I read this book in one day.   I’ve never even heard of the author, Margaret Lukas, as this is only her second novel.   A friend recommended it and it is free with Kindle Unlimited.

The setting is rural Nebraska, in the late 1890s.   17-year-old newlywed Effie and 11-year-old orphaned Bridget must struggle to endure their evil husband/father Reverend Jackdaw at a time when women and children had few rights, and society looked upon domestic abuse as a private family matter.  … Read More »

These 6 Books were given away….buy them if you didn’t win!

We are all three avid readers and decided to make 6 lucky people book winners.   Here’s who won what:

  1. Little Fires Everywhere – Audra finished, loved it and has started the TV series.  You can watch free on SLING. (C Tolusso winner)
  2. We Were the Lucky Ones – Peggy loved it (R. Whitehead won)
  3. ?????- Lauren choose Watch Me Disappear, I’m reading it now….can
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Books: 7 Things to Share from Audra’s Meadowlake Book Club

by Audra H Anders for The Aha! Connection

My friend/neighbor, Heather, took over managing our Meadowlake neighborhood book club a few years ago and has done an amazing job.    I’m sharing her note to our book club from this week because it is full of great info!

  1. Barnes & Noble Perimeter is still doing online orders with curbside pickup from 10-5.
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