We are working on some changes for 2014. The first big change will be a migration to a new host software that should will reflect an updated, easier-to-navigate design and some new features. The web address will stay the same, but there may be some tweaks in how you follow our updates. More to come, but the big move date is our one-year anniversary–February 14.
We plan to experiment with some new sections, elicit your feedback and see what works. In March, we are taking part in a pop-up book club, which should elicit some ideas for our own virtual club launch — long overdue.
We are also creating a network of new relationships that should deepen our coverage of the book world and make The Lit Cafe a place you want to hang out in more often.
So our theme this month (and in some ways all year) is experimentation. We are looking at stories of risk takers (some in the story they have chosen to craft) to a few features that will get your creativity flowing.
So though we are a month in — Happy New Year!
The Literary Cafe is a blog for book enthusiasts who want more than just a good read. Knowing that sometimes you may want someone to recommend a book, we invite you to think of us as that trusted source. Our reviews cover the books everyone’s talking about as well as classics and great finds. Here’s how we rate books:
Here’s where we’re different: we also offer ways to bring the book to life.
- Perspectives is our mixed bag that holds monthly previews, short stories and musings.
- Plotlines for book reviews on today’s best sellers as well as classics and other favorites. Featured recommendations include icons ratings.
- Beyond the Page is home to audio books and places to go.
Pairings, serves up entertaining tips setting the stage for good conversation through food, wine and song.
- Book Club Basics is home to discussion guides and a forum for Book Club etiquette.
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