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Bookworms Anonymous [Kindle Edition]

Jan Stafford Kellis
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Part memoir, part cookbook, and part informational guide, Bookworms Anonymous is a laudatory examination of reading as a hobby, diversion, obsession, even sport. The book features a Bookworm's eye view of eight meetings as well as menu plans, recipes, and instructions for establishing your own chapter of the fresh, frugal, fun book club known as Bookworms Anonymous.

The book includes lists of the club's favorite reads, Book Handling Commandments, book shuffling and other literary athletic pursuits, strategies for finding reading time every day, anecdotes about life in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and many book reviews (mostly positive).

A light, fun read, it makes a great gift for any reader in your life.


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About the Author

Jan Stafford Kellis, a member of Bookworms Anonymous for eight years and counting, lives in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. This is her first book.

Product Details

  • File Size: 250 KB
  • Print Length: 162 pages
  • Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (May 29, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0050ZKVLI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #681,723 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Book Clubs March 24, 2010
Format:Paperback
As a member of a book club I highly recommend this book. If you are not a member of a book club, I still highly recommend this book. Jan Kellis entertains the reader as she describes her book club and it's members.
Book lists, recipes, and stories of small town life all lead to a very entertaining read.
Love the book club motto; "Life's too short to read bad books."
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bookworms Anonymous October 10, 2012
By jseamon
Format:Paperback
Wow! A great "sandwich" book to ingest when between "meatier" reads. I loved this book from the first sentence. I am a troll transplant to the U.P. and found myself wanting to be a part of Jan Kellis' select circle of friends. Loved the vegetarian recipes. This book will soon be purchased and lovingly delivered to my daughter in Pennsylvania. She too, is a proclaimed bookie, vegan, and humorist!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Book Lovers Must Read! March 24, 2010
Format:Paperback
Bookworms Anonymous is a fun read for any book lover. The "worms" each bring an interesting twist to the elite club that meets monthly to review books, eat and chat in an out of the way small town. The stamp of approval book list is invaluable and worth purchasing alone. I look forward to hearing Jan's next story!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Small town charm March 24, 2010
Format:Paperback
This was a very enjoyable read. If you belong to a bookclub or are considering joining one, this is a must-read. Peppered throughout the book are small town nuances, superb recipes, and lists of books that the club members highly recommend. Also included is the list of books that have met the member's stamp of approval (an interesting process which must render unanimous votes to make the cut). This is definitely a quick read that you can escape with on any given afternoon.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bookworms Anonymous August 13, 2009
Format:Paperback
Jan takes us to a little town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where a small group of women start their own book club. The long winters are survived by reading as much as possible and sharing great meals. The book is a quick read and will entertain you from start to finish. Their non-traditional book club makes those of us in a traditional book club sit up and take notice!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A different kind of book club January 20, 2013
By Jeanne
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Describes a style of book club where everyone shares the books they've read each month instead of all reading the same book. It's a book club for people who read a lot of books each month. The books rotate around the group for months. The members are lifelong friends in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Stories of their rural lifestyle and friendship round out the chapters.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Different Approach to Book Clubs December 24, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I'm glad I read this. I've always thought of book clubs as a free for all discussion of the deep symbolism and metaphors of an artist's work. Some may be like that, but this approach appealed to me. In addition to suggesting a new format for book clubs, the author provides some interesting suggestions for what to read nest. Thanks.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Laughed out loud! February 29, 2012
By CarlyB
Format:Paperback
I really loved this book! I am not a self proclaimed "Bookworm." In fact until recently, I haven't not been much of a fan of reading, BUT... now I love it! I loved that this book decribes perfectly what it is like to live in the UP of Michigan. I laughed out loud when she made references to our UP lifestyle. This book gave me warm fuzzy feelings, talking about relationships between women, sharing reciepts, and moments in life. It will inspire you to start your own group of any kind. My favorite line is "read, eat, meet, repeat."
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Memoir of a bookclub
This was my third reading of this little memoir. The author is a member of Bookworms Anonymous, a uniquely styled book reading group. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Dargrace
5.0 out of 5 stars AFFLICTION or ADDICTION HMmmmm...
Hi, my name is Linda,
and I too am addicted to reading...god forbid i am stuck without a book.. I've read old receipts, repair manual chapters, AND cereal boxes too... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Yankeelin
5.0 out of 5 stars I wish we had this book club here!
I loved this book. It had a little of everything in it, book lists, reviews and recipes. As each month is laid out you learn more and more about the woman of Bookworm Anonymous. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Reneda Baer
3.0 out of 5 stars Casually Written
Some readers may like the informal style and tone of this book, but I found it disappointing and not as informative as I had hoped.
Published 21 months ago by Beth C Anderson
5.0 out of 5 stars Bookworms Anonymous
I loved this book. I loved the insight into the participants' personalities, the books they read and how they conducted their book club. Read more
Published 22 months ago by AnnaEmmet
4.0 out of 5 stars Would you believe?
I'm not sure everyone would like this book, but I belong to a book club very much like the Bookworms. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Barbara
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a Keeper Forever
I just finished this book and all I can say is WOW! Loved It. Will get it in Print form and keep on my shelf. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Jesus Loves Me
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring
Reads more like a journal or minutes of the meetings. You can gets some good reading ideas but no entertainment from this book.
Published 24 months ago by newmoon
5.0 out of 5 stars Alert - this book may inspire a book shopping spree!
This is warmly-observed story of a unique book club in a small town. You will feel like you have been at a book club meeting with friends you haven't even met. Read more
Published on February 16, 2012 by Dianne Halcin
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More About the Author

Jan Kellis lives in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, where she works full time at an electric utility company and helps her husband run his construction business. She enjoys reading, writing, walking, luxury camping, and traveling.

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