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Author Cyr, Ann-Marie, 1957-

Title Something to talk about : creative booktalking for adults / Ann-Marie Cyr, Kellie M. Gillespie.

Published Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2006.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store  Q12492    AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 123 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents 1 Benefits of Booktalking 1 -- 2 Choosing the Book 7 -- 3 How to Write a Booktalk 15 -- 4 Putting a Program Together 23 -- 5 Publicity and Promotion 35 -- 6 Practical Matters 41 -- 7 Sample Booktalks 47 -- Chillers 47 -- General Fiction 53 -- Historical Fiction 58 -- Humorous Fiction 63 -- Multicultural Fiction 68 -- Mystery 74 -- Nonfiction 80 -- Romance 85 -- Science Fiction 91 -- Sea Adventures 97 -- Women's Fiction 102 -- Booktalks by Genre 108.
Summary Many books provide advice and booktalks for adults who work with children and teens, but Something to Talk About: Creative Booktalking for Adults is the first book to focus solely on adults. It provides step-by-step instructions on how to choose a book, write a booktalk, and publicize and present a program for adults. Cyr and Gillespie explain what a booktalk is, the benefits of booktalking, and the difference between a booktalk and a book review. They also discuss what makes a book appealing, how to tailor a program for a specific audience, and how to reach out to the community.
Something to Talk About provides nearly 90 sample booktalks in 11 different genres: chillers, general fiction, historical fiction, humorous fiction, multicultural fiction, mysteries, nonfiction, romance, science fiction, sea adventures, and women's fiction. Each booktalk provides bibliographic information on the title, as well as a list of genres in which the book could be used. Whether you have never heard of booktalking, are new to the experience, or are a seasoned pro, this book will provide practical information and a wide variety of booktalk samples to enhance your next program.
Other author Gillespie, Kellie M., 1960-
Subject Book talks.
Adult services in public libraries.
Books and reading -- United States.
ISBN 9780810854369 (paperback: alk. paper)
0810854368 (paperback: alk. paper)