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The Booktalker's Bible: How to Talk about the Books You Love to Any Audience [Paperback]

Chapple Langemack

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1 Mar 2003 1563089440 978-1563089442
Whether you're preparing for your first booktalk or you're a seasoned booktalking pro, this lively and light-hearted guide provides all the information you need to create a smashing booktalking program-from finding your audience and choosing the books to performing the booktalk and evaluating the program. Filled with insightful, humorous, and inspiring stories from some of today's best booktalkers, this practical guide includes hundreds of sample booktalks, reproducible forms, and booktalk booklists for a wide variety of audiences.

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"[O]ffers practical advice on booktalking basics with a sense of humor and the wisdom of experience, reminding us all that obvious rules like "Read the Book" and "Know Your Audience" (especially teens) are absolute imperatives."-School Library Journal

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CHAPPLE LANGEMACK is Reader's Services Coordinator, King County Library System, Seattle, Washington.

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4.0 out of 5 stars First Read, Then Talk 16 Dec 2003
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I don't know what it is about Washington that makes book people flourish, but it is going on my short list of places I would like to live. First Amazon.com, then Nancy Pearl and her book Book Lust, and now Chapple Langemack checks in with The Booktalker's Bible.
Langemack's book is short in length, but long on practical advice. She covers booktalking (telling an audience about some great books they will want to read) from who should and shouldn't booktalk, to detailed checklists for your first talk. Her enthusiastic and conversational tone make this a quick read, and her book suggestions for different types of audiences had me writing down books to look up on my next trip to the library.
Langemack's common sense advice (don't talk about books you haven't read) and her experience in community theater add up to fun presentations that will allow you to be effective in sharing your love of books with others.
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