"I cannot live without books."

     -Thomas Jefferson to John Adams,  1815

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.  

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My Blog - Toes in the Sand

Meet The Authors Article - Long Island Living Magazine!

11/19/2018 10:49:57 AM

“SOMETHING MAGICAL happens when a reader meets an author, says Donna Diamond, a local book discussion facilitator, consultant and a member of the Long Island Reads committee, an initiative sponsored by the library systems in both Nassau and Suffolk counties. "Reading and writing, solitary undertakings on their own, take on an almost symbiotic relationship when brought together. Authors write for the pleasure and edification of their readers. As readers, we thrill to the written adventures, thoughts and ideas the author has inscribed on the page. Each needs the other in order to exist."Meet-The-Authors.png
Attending an author reading offers participants insight into storyline, characters and the writing process. Meeting successful writers can also be a great source of inspiration for anyone wishing to put pen to paper.
This is why WordUp: Long Island LitFest has been bringing authors to the region since 2015, with a full-day literary festival taking place each spring. Best-selling authors-Meg Wolitzer among them this past April-came together in one pace, each taking a turn at the microphone. Then, the...

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Past Blog Posts

Meet The Authors Article - Long Island Living Magazine!

11/19/2018 10:49:57 AM

“SOMETHING MAGICAL happens when a reader meets an...


10/30/2018 10:16:15 AM

I’m a techie DUH!  There, I’ve said it...

Plandome Woman’s Club Enjoys Plandome Reads

1/24/2018 2:17:21 PM

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Book Club Selections

Donna Diamond hosts book club discussions all over Suffolk County on Long Island, NY. This list is updated regularly and listed in order of our next discussion at the top. Thank you for visiting Books 'N Me and we hope to see you at a meeting. 

The following books are our monthly selections through June 2017:

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