Enter to win Bel-Air Dead by Stuart Woods!

Are you a fan of author Stuart Woods‘ popular character Stone Barrington? Well, today is your lucky day! Enter to win your own copy of Woods’ latest Stone Barrington novel, “Bel-Air Dead” today!

How to enter

  • “Like” us on Facebook and answer the poll question,  “What new book are you looking forward to reading this summer?”
  • On May 31, 2011, we will choose one entrant to receive a copy of “Bel-Air Dead.”
  • One winner will be announced on the Brew City Book Lovers Facebook page.
  • You will then have 24 hours to claim your prize via e-mail. When claiming your prize, please include your full name, shipping address, phone number (for shipping questions) and e-mail address. (Don’t worry, we’ll remind you of all of this when we announce the winner!)


Can’t wait for the contest to end to get your book? Purchase your copy of “Bel-Air Dead” today! For a limited time only, take 10% off the purchase price with coupon code DEAD0611. Coupon valid through June 30, 2011.

Please note

  • By entering this contest, you give Brew City Book Lovers to use your name for promotional purposes.
  • To be eligible, your answer to the question, “What new book are you looking forward to reading this summer?” must include the title of an actual book. Other comments entered in the poll will be disqualified.

Rob Lowe’s new book

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Hey, Brat Pack fans! Rob Lowe is back (like he ever went away!) and this time, he’s shopping around his new tell-all memoir. The book, Stories I Only Tell My Friends, hit bookshelves on April 26th and is a must-have for every Rob Lowe fan!

Ripped out of Ohio at the tender age of 15, Rob Lowe found himself transplanted into the “wild counterculture of mid-1970s Malibu.” There, he embarked on a long, and often wild, career which has spanned almost 3 decades.

In Stories I Only Tell My Friends, Lowe chronicles painful stories of living through childhood stardom and his days as one of the original members of the Brat Pack of the 1980s. Rob Lowe’s memoir also tells the tale of his journey to sobriety and international acclaim.

Today, Rob Lowe is one of the most famous, respected actors in Hollywood, starring in such hit television shows as Parks and Recreation, and Californication. Read more…

Latest Book Club Titles

Just released on April 1, these brand new book club titles are perfect for your next reading group meeting:

Cooking with Gwenyth Paltrow

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Gwyneth Paltrow is having a banner year, and now she’s adding a cookbook to her already impressive resume.

New out today, My Father’s Daughter: Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family & Togetherness the Academy Award winner’s tribute to her father, Bruce Paltrow.

Order your copy of My Father’s Daughter: Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family & Togetherness today! Read more…

Pre-Order “Dead Reckoning,” the latest Sookie Stackhouse novel!

The latest edition in Charlaine HarrisSookie Stackhouse novels is scheduled for release on May 3rd! Dead Reckoning is #11 in Harris’ popular Southern Vampire series.

With her knack for being in trouble’s way, Sookie witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte’s, the bar where she works. Since Sam Merlotte is now known to be two-natured, suspicion falls immediately on the anti-shifters in the area. Sookie suspects otherwise and she and Sam work together to uncover the culprit.

Sookie Stackhouse was the inspiration for the HBO Original Series, True Blood.

Order before May 5, 2011 and get 10% off your purchase of Dead Reckoning with coupon code DEAD.

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Paul Reiser’s New Book: Familyhood

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By Mandy Webster

Has it really been 13 years since Mad About You? Paul Reiser is back with a new television show, The Paul Reiser Show, and his new book, due out in hardcover November 1, 2001 (Other formats available in May.) Familyhood is a collection of humorous essays in the same line as Couplehood and Babyhood. Read more…

Book Review: Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal

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Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal. By Christopher Moore. New York, NY: Harper Collins, 2002. Print.

By Mandy Webster

After thousands of years, the mystery of Christ’s whereabouts from the time he was 12 until the age of 30 has been solved. Christopher Moore’s Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal, is Biff’s often hysterical account of the life of Christ during this oft-debated period.

Throughout this novel, Moore explores such deep theological questions as the divinity of Christ and free will, using modern language sometimes reminiscent of a contemporary television sitcom. Moore manages to integrate a high level of intellectual humor throughout most of the novel. For me, Lamb has earned the cliché, “laugh out loud.” In fact, it wouldn’t surprise me to hear that Biff himself had coined the phrase to begin with.

I’m not normally one to cry or laugh out loud when reading any book, but the sarcasm and irreverent humor used to create humor throughout Lamb definitely had me going. For example, when Joseph asks Biff, whose name translates roughly as “smack upside the head,” (p. 9) if he wants to become a stonecutter, Biff replies,“I was thinking about becoming the village idiot, if my father will allow it.” Read more…