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Tomato Nation Read-Along #3: My Sweet Audrina
August 3, 2010 – 8:56 AM | 49 Comments
Tomato Nation Read-Along #3: <I>My Sweet Audrina</I>

Bill Bryson put up a valiant fight, but V.C. Andrews prevailed — our next TN Read-Along book is My Sweet Audrina. I can't decide if I'm horrified or thrilled, so I've decided to go with …

Tomato Nation Read-Along #3: Poll
July 26, 2010 – 8:38 PM | 25 Comments
Tomato Nation Read-Along #3: Poll

Okay, so that last one wasn't so awesome. Live and learn.
The poll for the third TN Read-Along is below. The Wallace and the Cutrone have returned, as you'll see, but I have a bet with …

TN Read-Along #2 Discussion Thread: Backwards in High Heels
July 22, 2010 – 10:10 AM | 27 Comments
TN Read-Along #2 Discussion Thread: <I>Backwards in High Heels</I>

Perfection is boring. Oh my God, it's the dullest thing in the world. Stop trying to achieve it, now. (179)
I tend to avoid books like Backwards in High Heels, assuming that tired passive-aggression about socks …

Tomato Nation Read-Along #2: Backwards in High Heels
July 8, 2010 – 9:29 AM | 3 Comments
Tomato Nation Read-Along #2: <I>Backwards in High Heels</I>

Henry James crisis averted! Our next read-along book is Backwards in High Heels: The Impossible Art of Being Female, by Tania Kindersley and Sarah Vine. Not Kindleable this time, but a used copy is about …

Tomato Nation Read-Along #2: Poll
June 30, 2010 – 10:45 PM | 18 Comments
Tomato Nation Read-Along #2: Poll

Polling for Book #2 will end at 11:59 PM ET on July 6. Vote below!
Thanks again to everyone who participated in the live chat (you can watch a "replay" of it right here — upcoming …

Going In Circles: Live Chat
June 29, 2010 – 8:31 PM | 9 Comments
<I>Going In Circles</I>: Live Chat

Pepper Pamela Ribon with questions live: Wednesday 30 June at 7:30 PM ET.
You should see the chat window below; it actually works more like a live blog. You'll ask your questions in the comments area, …

TN Read-Along #1 Discussion Thread: Going In Circles
June 24, 2010 – 1:23 PM | 42 Comments
TN Read-Along #1 Discussion Thread: <I>Going In Circles</I>

Don't forget that Pamela Ribon is gracing us for a live chat on Wednesday 30 June at 8 PM ET. I'll have a chat URL and an FAQ in the next day or two.
And now, …

Tomato Nation Read-Along #1: Going In Circles, by Pamela Ribon
June 10, 2010 – 6:33 PM | 27 Comments
Tomato Nation Read-Along #1: <I>Going In Circles</I>, by Pamela Ribon

Also! Live chat with Ms. Ribon herself Wednesday 30 June. Stay tuned.
The readers have spoken! Our first TN Read-Along book is Going In Circles, by Pamela Ribon. All y'all Kindlings …