Beauty and the Book
Posted by: Rebecca Vnuk
Last month, Random House launched an online book club show titled Beauty and the Book.
Hosted by Kathy Patrick, owner/founder of Beauty and The Book, a hair salon/bookstore, the show not only features author chats, but “entertaining tips and makeovers”.
I’m not entirely sure what I think of it yet, because I don’t quite know how I feel about online book groups in general. After all, isn’t the point of being in a book club the face-to-face real time interaction with other readers? Or am I wrong – maybe that isn’t what it’s all about. I’d love to hear what other book club devotees have to say about it.
The other thing that gets me thinking is… really? “Entertaining tips and makeovers”? What does that have to do with a book club? Isn’t that a little…weird? (and hey, I’m a librarian who was previously a makeup artist, a gal who loves books and makeup equally, so it’s not like I’m being a snob about it… I just don’t get it.)