Book Club Blogs

Happy (Reading) Thanksgiving!

I hope all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with food and laughter!

Take the holiday to enjoy your family and friends…and a good book!
Mark your calendars for our chat with Denise Gamino, contributor to Around the World with LBJ December 9th at 7:30 pm.

Thank you everyone!

Thank you all so much for making Tuesday night’s chat with Dr. Kerr a success! If you missed the chat, here is the link to read it.

Our last book for 2015, Around the World with LBJ: My Wild Ride as Air Force One Pilot, White House Aide and Personal Confidant by Brigadier General James Cross, is going to be fantastic!

Around the World with LBJ
UT Press has kindly agreed to send us a few free copies – send your mailing address to if you would like to receive a free copy of this great book!
Happy reading all and thanks again for your support!

Seat of Empire: The Embattled Birth of Austin, Texas

Our next selection for the 2014 year is Dr. Jeffery Kerr’s Seat of Empire: The Embattled Birth of Austin, Texas.

Seat of Empire cover

The founding of Austin sparked one of the Republic’s first great political battles, pitting against each other two Texas titans: Mirabeau B. Lamar, who in less than a year had risen to vice president from army private, and Sam Houston, the hero of San Jacinto and a man both loved and hated throughout the republic.

Texas Tech Press has been so kind to us, and we have 10 free copies of this beautiful book to give away! Comment below, “I want a free copy” and send your mailing address to to receive it! Our chat with Dr. Kerr will be in early November.

Happy reading!

Thank you!

Thank you all for making the chat about Texas Women on the Cattle Trails a HUGE success!

If you missed it, click here to see the archived chat.

Thanks again for your continued support!

Join us Tuesday, September 30th to chat about Texas Women on the Cattle Trails!

Join us on Tuesday, September 30th at 7:30 pm to chat with experts Joyce Roach and Dr. Carolina Castillo Crimm!

Among other accolades, Ms. Roach is an Honoree in the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame. Learn more about her amazing lifetime of work, and her continuous contributions here. She offers her incredible insight in the introduction in the book, Cowgirls and Cattle Queens.

Dr. Crimm, author of the chapter about Mary (Mollie) O. Taylor Bunton, is a native of Mexico City, Mexico and is an associate professor at Sam Houston State University. Read this wonderful oral history from 1999 – Dr. Crimm talks about her life and work with the editor of Texas Women on the Cattle Trails, Sara Massey.

Keep reading, and get ready to chat with these experts Tuesday, September 30th at 7:30 pm!