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Why You Should Join A Book Club

  When life gets hectic and deadlines loom, reading can be one of the first things to fall off the radar. Especially reading for pleasure. I am a self-proclaimed book geek. Ever since I was a child I’ve devoured books. In my opinion, there is nothing (AT ALL) more satisfying than spending a rainy day curled up with a page-turner. Oddly enough, until recently I’ve not been a part of an organized reading effort. I had no idea what I was missing. Reasons To Join A Book Club It’s a break from everyday life. Books and book clubs can pull you up out of…

The Scarlet Letter Society Visits Frederick, MD!

  Did you know that Downtown Frederick is the setting for a steamy 50 Shades-ish type of novel? Surprised? So was I. The book in question is called The Scarlet Letter Society and it centers around three women who live in Keytown (ahem) and gather together each month to discuss love, life, literature and their infidelities. Right?! The author of that naughty little ditty is Mary McCarthy, former Fredericktonian, lifelong writer/editor, professional blogger and friend to some of the Pursuit gals. Mary visited Frederick on her book tour and held a book signing at Curious Iguana, this girl’s favorite independent bookstore in the…

5 Game of Thrones Resources Every Obsessed Fan Needs!

  I’m a fan of lots of things that folks might label geeky, but it’s okay – I totally embrace my inner geek! Even if I get occasional eye rolls from the rest of the humans in my household. “Mom. You’re watching Lord of the Rings, again?” YES. I. AM. I know I’m not the only female who prefers Harry Potter, Star Wars (episodes IV, V, VI), and Indiana Jones over the latest Nicholas Sparks book-to-movie remake. (Okay. I did enjoy The Notebook. Ryan Gosling – swoon.) In the same vein, one of my latest obsessions is Game of Thrones on HBO, which I…