Saturday, July 26, 2008

Conversations reviews Bestselling author Erin Gruwell's TEACH WITH YOUR HEART

Conversations Book Club Founder and President, Cyrus A. Webb, is pleased to announce that the book review that appears today in the Clarion Ledger Newspaper is of Erin Gruwell's memoir TEACH WITH YOUR HEART. Many of you may remember Gruwell as the leader of the Freedom Writers organization. She was portrayed by Award-winning actress Hillary Swank in the movie adaptation of her first book. 
(see below)
To read the review, simply visit this link:
NOTE: Cyrus Webb will be interviewing New York Times bestselling author Erin Gruwell during his nationwide radio show, Conversations LIVE! on Wednesday, July 30th at noon Central Standard Time. The show can be heard live by visiting the Web site at Call-ins are welcome at (347) 426-3645.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

CBC Report: Bestselling author Theresa Gonsalves--- July 22,23, 2008

This is been an author visit I have been looking forward to for almost two years. I was first introduced to Bestselling author Theresa Gonsalves in 2006, just before I started the book club. At the time I was simply the editor of the Conversations Magazine as well as interviewing authors for the Clarion Ledger newspaper. I knew very little about her at first, but her book OBSESSIONS drew me in,and I have been hooked ever since.
After interviews, discussions with Conversations Book Club and an exclusive on my radio show, the two of us met each other for the first time on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 to begin her historic visit to Mississippi promoting her two books OBSESSIONS and THE MAN IN THE WOODS.
On Tuesday we began the day at Wal-Mart on HWY 18 in Jackson, MS with sales being made immediately during the first hour. Joining us was book club member and friend Martin Perkins and it was an awesome experience. Almost a case of books was sold during this event, and then we were on to Richard Wright Library in Jackson, MS where we met with other book lovers for a  pleasant end to the day.

On Wednesday, July 23rd, we returned to Wal-Mart for day two of Gonsalves' visit, with more sales being made, more curious readers wanting to ask questions and congratulate her and real conversations had with others who have experienced some of what the author has written about.
It was a pleasant sight to see: book lovers of all ages, races and backgrounds united for their desire for a good read---and Theresa Gonsalves provited that. Even at her hotel, she was able to talk with others about her stories with books being sold there as well along with hearty conversations about why she felt the need to share her story.
A perfect way to spend her first visit to Mississippi---and there will be more to report soon.
Enjoy your day. Enjoy your life. Enjoy Mississippi!  

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Conversations Presents Its "Top 20 Summer Reads", 2008!

"Conversations Book Club ( is pleased to announce its "Top 20 Summer Reads" of 2008. We read and review dozens of books each month, however, these stood out as books we thought would give you that refreshment you need from the regular run-of-the-mill read. During the months of July and August we challenge you to visit your favorite bookstore or online shop and purchase these book that range from nonfiction, self-help, mystery, suspense, erotica, engaging or just plain fun! Believe us: these are the books that we believe readers of any genre will appreciate because the authors have delivered us their best. See a title you have already enjoyed? Then make sure to tell at least 2 people about it and why they should give it a chance as well."

CONVERSATIONS' "TOP 20 SUMMER READS", 2008 (Arranged in no particular order)
1. "Bloggers' Delight, Volume 1 (Love & Redemption)" by Firefly Publishing & Entertainment
2. "One Dead Lawyer" by Tony Lindsay
3. "Final Fling," by Torrian Ferguson & Brian W. Smith
4. "A Street Girl Named Desire," by Treasure Blue
5. "No Place Safe" by Kim Reid
6. "Hiding in Hiphop" by Terrance Dean
7. "Electric Honey" by Sam Love
8. "The Prayer Chest" by August Gold & Joel Fontinos
9. "Gettin' Caught Up Wit' Nina," by P. Elaine Archie
10. "My Life in Porn," by Bobby Blake
11. "Do Travel Writers Go To Hell?" by Thomas Kohnstamm
12. "Pulpit Confessions," by Peron F. Long
13. "Rollin' With Dre," by Bruce Williams
14. "Grown & Gangsta," by Jacki-O
15. "The Enemy Between My Legs," by Stephanie Jones
16. "Obsessions," by Theresa J. Gonsalves
17. "Zoom Power," by Monica Carter Tagore
18. "How To Wow," by Frances Cole Jones
19. "My Soul Cries Out," by Sherri Lewis
20. "Destiny...Interrupted," by Erica N. Martin/Greg O. Jones

"Want to hear from these authors? Many of them will be featured through our website this summer or our internet radio program at We salute the authors and look forward to their next literary treasure." --- Cyrus A. Webb, Conversations Book Club President

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Friday, July 4, 2008

THIS WEEK'S REVIEW: ZOOM POWER by Monica Carter Tagore

Conversations Book Club Founder and President, Cyrus A. Webb, is pleased to share with readers his review of author Monica Carter Tagore's book ZOOM POWER that appears today in the state of Mississippi's largest daily newspaper and online worldwide. (see below)
To read his review of Tagore's book click (or copy and paste) this link: