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January 2023 Newsletter

Updated: Jan 25

Happy New Year to all! We enjoyed a wonderful holiday season at A Novel Experience--and we're looking forward to sharing 2023 with great books and your company! Our 2023 book groups are beginning this month with titles that are sure to prompt great discussions and laughter. And, our discussion group on current topics "Living Room Conversations" returns this month as well. We are so pleased to have Bambi Rogers' wonderful watercolors stay on our walls for another month--come on by and enjoy her impressions of wildlife, landscapes, and pooches (who are fabulous coming attractions for February's Dog and Pony Show!). We were so grateful on New Year's Day to enjoy temps in the 60's--and a sunny afternoon!--after that harrowing cold--we hope everyone has recovered and that water and electricity is flowing. It really made that suggestion of "curling up in a blanket with a great book" a timely one. If you need to replenish your book pile stop by--we're putting some great titles on the shelves this month. And, perhaps resolve to join us at one of our monthly book groups--it's a great way to discover new titles and interests (ask Chris about the Louise Penny's series...). Happy New Year, enjoy the season, and don't forget to let us know what you're reading! The Novel Experience Team P.S. Photographer alert! The entry deadline for our annual Dog and Pony Show is January 13th! Our D&PJuror-for-Life, Ray Sullivan returns to pick 2023's show. See below for more info and break out those photos of dogs or horses that you love. Ray will choose his favorite 30 photographs and we'll feature them along with the famous parade of adoptable dogs from Coco's Cupboard at the Reception in February.

Brown and white puppy running through grass

I Can't See or Hear But I Can Fly by Fred Strobel First Place 2022 Dog and Pony Show

Girl with hands on horses nose looking at each other

Little Talks by Sarah Neath, 2022 Dog and Pony Show People's Choicel To find out how to enter your photos click HERE.

Enter the Dog and Pony Show!

Send us your best 4 dog and/or pony photos! The deadline is Midnight, January 13th Be part of our annual tradition of celebrating two of the best anxiety-reducing"huggables" for this challenging time! We're working with CoCo's Cupboard (our local dog rescue group) to bring the best experience to our February show. There will be dogs-for-adoption, fresh air, and a parade. We'll hang the accepted work on the walls of the bookstore and, enjoy our scrumptious hot dog feast at the reception. Sale of work will be encouraged! THURSDAY, January 5: THE DROP-IN GUILT-FREE BOOK GROUP meets at the store at 7:00 p.m.! We're discussing "Cloud Cuckoo Land" by Anthony Doerr--talk about a book that's hard to put down! Join us! FRIDAY, January 6th: The Writer's Group meets at the store at 6:00 pm. This year is the year! Write something to share! January 13th is the deadline for entering your photos of dogs and/or horses for our annual Dog and Pony Show in February! Enter HERE ! SATURDAY, January 14th: THE NERD HERD meets at 6-7 to discuss Fortune of Emerald and Salt by Monroe A. Wildrose. If you are interested in joining this great group for young adults, come and grab a seat! WEDNESDAY, January 18th at High Noon: The BROWN BAG BOOK GROUP discusses West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge. Join us at the store!

LIVING ROOM CONVERSATIONS will return on JANUARY 22nd at 3:00 for a robust discussion of a current topic--TBD! We welcome anyone who is interested in civil discussion and learning about our diverse community. Join us! THE CLASSICS GROUP returns at 2:00 pm on Sunday, JANUARY 29th! The book: Fieldings' Tom Jones. Discover a different book than the one by the same title that you read in college....

Sincerely, All of us at A Novel Experience 770-567-1103. 426 Thomaston Street, Zebulon, GA 30295

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