Saturday, March 28, 2009

High Tech Book Club

I have been part of a wonderful book club for almost nine years. Last night, we took it to a whole new level. Thanks to Skype and a mutual friendship we were able to talk with the wonderful author of The Birth House, Ami McKay. It was really cool. Our techie member, J., was able to hook up her computer to the TV and, just like that, via Skype, we were talking face-to-face with Ami. The Birth House has been a huge hit in Canada, where she lives and the book takes place. It is slowly, word of mouth, picking up steam in the U.S. I would highly recommend it. I can't tell you how great it was to actually be able to ask all our questions to the author - and she very engagingly answered them. We were able to hear how the story developed and the different possibilities she had for her characters. It was a nice back and forth between us and Ami. We enjoyed the experience and I hope she felt the same. I don't know if we will have this opportunity again, but it was a whole new way to have book club. Thank You Ami!

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