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January 2024 Newsletter

Updated: Jan 25

Welcome, everyone, to the New Year!

“Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.”

― Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Happy New Year to all! We enjoyed a wonderful holiday season at A Novel Experience--and we're looking forward to sharing 2024 with great books and fun events with you all year long!

Our 2024 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 also pleased to feature Bill Chamberlain's wonderful photographs of the rural south on our walls this month--come on by and enjoy them. And, check out our collection of books that will be sure to assist you with jumpstarting your New Year's resolutions!

We looking forward to enjoying a bit of sunshine this week and catching some time to curl up in a blanket with a great book selected from each of our rather mountainous book many books, so little time...:). If you need to refresh your book pile stop by--we're putting some fabulous 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

Two dogs in black and white jumping and playing

Double Merles at Play by Fred Strobel

FYI: The Dog and Pony Show will be returning in 2024!

This Spring, be a part of our annual photo show celebrating two of the best "huggables" in the world! We partner with CoCo's Cupboard (our local dog rescue group) to bring the annual celebration to dog and horse lovers. We'll invite you to enter 4 photos--if selected they will hang on the walls of the bookstore for a month of enjoyment (and, be viewed during during our scrumptious hot dog feast !). Sale of work will be encouraged!

Stay tuned for more info!

TUESDAY, January 2nd: The Spirituality Group continues with their discussion of Matthew Fox's Julian of Norwich: Wisdom in a Time of Pandemic--and Beyond. 1:00 pm.

THURSDAY, January 4th: THE DROP-IN GUILT-FREE BOOK GROUP meets at the store at 7:00 p.m.! We're discussing "Mercury Pictures Presents" by Anthony Marra--talk about a book that's hard to put down! Join us!

FRIDAY, January 5th: The Writer's Group meets at the store at 6:00 pm. This year is the year! Write something to share!

THURSDAY, January 11th at 6 pm: THE SCI-FI BOOK CLUB reads Arthur C. Clarke's Childhood's End. Join us for an otherworldly discussion!

SATURDAY, January 13th: NOVELS at NIGHT discusses "One Upon a Broken Heart" by Stephanie Garber. 6-7 pm.

SUNDAY, January 14th: Join us for a new reading group! THE SECOND SUNDAY SILENT BOOK CLUB meets at 3:30. Need that little bit of oomph to start reading? Want to meet other readers? Everyone is invited to bring a book they are currently reading--or, they can purchase one from the store before the group begins. There will be an optional social time for the first 30 minutes then we'll pull our books out and read silently for an hour or so. Come by and try it!

WEDNESDAY, January 17th at High Noon: The BROWN BAG BOOK GROUP discusses The Rabbit Hutch by Tess Gunty. Join us!

LIVING ROOM CONVERSATIONS will return on SUNDAY, JANUARY 21st 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.

THE CLASSICS GROUP reruns for another banner year at 2:00 pm on Sunday, JANUARY 28th! The book: Jack London's Call of the Wild. Discover a "different" book than the one by the same title that you read a long time ago--or missed!


All of us at A Novel Experience

770-567-1103. 426 Thomaston Street, Zebulon, GA 30295

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