About Donna Diamond
Welcome to Books 'N Me, my book club website. As you can see in my tagline, in a letter to John Adams in 1815, Thomas Jefferson wrote,” I Cannot Live Without Books,” and neither can I.
I am an avid book lover, a true bibliophile, and have been for most of my life. It has been a joy and an honor for me to facilitate book clubs on Long Island for more than twenty years. I currently lead three monthly book discussion groups at Elwood, Harborfields and Northport Libraries, (formerly at Barnes & Noble for more than ten years). I am also an original and very proud member of the Long Island Reads Committee, The One Island-One Book Concept, which encourages all of Nassau and Suffolk Counties to read the same book during National Library Week in April of each year.
Our book discussions are lively and each of my groups consists of approximately 23-30 very intelligent and well-read women and men. I like to personalize our book discussions with Skype chats, tele-chats and live visits from the authors we read. In addition, I have conducted very successful book summits at other Long Island libraries to help them start and augment their book discussions.
For two years I attended Keuka College, an all-girls' school in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York State, to study Nursing, but that was not to be my destiny. I transferred to Adelphi University on L.I. and graduated with a B.A. in French and later attended LIU Post to pursue my masters degree at The Palmer School of Library Science.
When I'm not reading, or even when I am, I love to spend time with my five perfect grandchildren, and enjoy our happy vacation home in Aruba. My other passions are traveling, speaking French whenever I can, going to the movies and Broadway Theatre. I can't seem to get enough of any of them.
My husband and I make our home on Long island.