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Sunday, April 5, 2015

(Sat. April 18, 2015) Conversations Book Club Presents..."Lunch with Mississippi Authors"

Conversations Book Club cordially invites you to have lunch with Mississippi authors Glenda L. Hunter (IT FINALLY HAPPENED), Stephanie Mitchell (BELLA'S DANCING LESSON), Stanley Clark (STANDRIA'S BIG DREAM) and Cyrus Webb (A.J. AND THE TALENT SHOW, AUBREY'S WORLD) on Sat. April 18, 2015 beginning @ 1p.m. at Brandon Pizza Hut (1651 W Government Cove, Brandon, MS).

Each author will have books available for only $10 each as well as free coloring sheets and activity sheets for the kids to take home! The FIRST 10 in attendance get free pizza and drinks courtesy of Conversations Book Club so arrive early.

For more information contact Conversations Book Club President Cyrus Webb at cawebb4@juno.com or 601.896.5616. You can also visit www.conversationsbookclub.com.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Three Mississippi Authors Come Together to Promote Reading in Pearl, Sat. April 4th

Conversations Book Club will be hosting events for Mississippi authors Cyrus Webb, Stanley Clark and Stephanie Mitchell in Rankin County Saturday, April 4th geared towards encouraging reading and sharing valuable lessons.

It all begins at 9a.m. at Subway Restaurant inside the Pearl Wal-Mart (5520 Highway 80 E, Pearl, MS),with "Breakfast with Bella". There Webb and Mitchell will be signing and discussing their book BELLA'S DANCING LESSON that encourages kids to not allow a mistake or fall to stop them from pursuing their goals and dreams.

Then from 1-3p.m. Webb, Mitchell and Clark will be at the Pearl Public Library (2416 Old Brandon Road * Pearl, MS). Webb will be signing BELLA'S DANCING LESSON with Mitchell as well as his own books AUBREY'S WORLD, the inspirational book WORDS I CHOOSE TO LIVE BY and A.J. AND THE TALENT SHOW (that he co-wrote with author Herschel Dixon of KY) and STANDRIA'S BIG DREAM that he co-wrote with Clark.

Both events are free and open to the public, however, books will be available for purchasing at both events.

For more information contact Cyrus Webb at cawebb4@juno.com or 601.896.5616. You can also visit www.conversationsbookclub.com.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Conversations Book Club President Cyrus Webb interviewed, Sat. Feb. 21st

Conversations Book Club President Cyrus Webb is accustomed to hosting authors in events. On Sat. Feb. 21st, however, he was behind the author table at the Pearl Public Library in Pearl, MS signing his books WORDS I CHOOSE TO LIVE BY and his new children's book A.J. AND THE TALENT SHOW. MS' ABC affiliate 16 WAPT News came out and interviewed Webb about the event:









Tuesday, January 27, 2015

"Get Your Read On" Lyric Video (Promoting Literacy)

Written by Herschel Dixon and Cyrus Webb (and performed by Chris Ervin aka DJ Down South) this is the theme song for The Reading Den literacy campaign. Download the song for free at www.thereadingden.com.











Monday, December 22, 2014

CHANGING LANES by Hailey Rose Barrett (Review/Interview)

by Cyrus Webb

So many times we feel as though we are on a path that is going from bad to worse, not being able to see our way out.

Thankfully there are examples like that of Hailey Rose Barrett that show us that no matter how dark the times might be, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. We just have to keep pushing forward until we reach it.

I found out about Barrett's book when I agreed to be a part of the blog tour arranged by Elite Book Promotions

CHANGING LANES showcases that you can go from enduring years of abuse in your childhood and even forms of abuse in your adulthood and still find the key to making it out alive and whole. Part of the process has to do with forgiveness, and realizing that forgiving is not in any way excusing what has happened but opened up the door for you to heal There is also the importance of understanding how things happen, what causes people to do what they do, and more important how can we use the challenges we are faced with to become better, stronger and wiser.

Hailey has done this, and now through her book she is able to allow us to realize that we can experience the same freedom. Doesn't mean that every day will be perfect, but it does mean that we will be best equipped to handle the difficult circumstances that come our way.

Get CHANGING LANES on Amazon here. Hailey's website is www.haileyrosebarrett.com

Listen to my conversation with the author on Conversations LIVE Radio show below:






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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Conversations Book Club Releases Top 100 Books of 2014

Conversations Book Club President and media personality Cyrus Webb is excited to release his picks for Top 100 Books of 2014.

"The authors did not make this an easy assignment this year," says Webb, 39, who began the list in 2007 after forming the reading group Conversations Book Club. "I have read hundreds of great books this year, but these 100 (50 Fiction and 50 Non-Fiction) that I have picked are truly the best of the best for adults."

As has been his custom since beginning his 'Top Books' list, Webb also identifies the publishers of the books. "I thought this was important because several of the books share publishers. I think this is a sign that those are publishing houses to watch and support. I also want to recognize the hard work that each publisher has gone through to release great books."

The other thing you will notice about Conversations' Top 100 Books listing is that it is one of the most diverse in the industry, highlighting self-published titles as well as those by small presses and major publishing houses. "A great book is a great book," says Webb. "It doesn't matter who publishes it. The books this year are the best because of the author's dedication to excellence. I hope that is something aspiring writers appreciate and take note of."

Without any further ado, here are Conversations Book Club's Top 100 Books of 2014:

Top 50 Non-Fiction Books of 2014 (listed in no particular order):

  1. Connected to Goodness by David Meltzer (Balboa Press)
  2. This is Ridiculous. This is Amazing by Jason Good (Chronicle Books)
  3. All You Need Is Less by Madeleine Somerville (Viva Editions)
  4. Burning the Midnight Oil by Phil Cousineau (Viva Editions)
  5. Stop. Breathe. Believe. by Dianne Morris Jones (unknown)
  6. The Wisdom We're Born With by Daniel Gottlieb (Sterling Ethos)
  7. The World Is (Y)ours by Kurtis Lee Thomas (Brainyacts Publishing)
  8. Jazzchild: A Portrait of Sheila Jordan by Ellen Johnson (Rowman & Littlefield)
  9. Fire Shut Up In My Bones by Charles M. Blow (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  10. Elvis & Ginger by Ginger Alden (Berkley)
  11. 9,000 Miles of Fatherhood by Kirk Millson (Plain Sight Publishing)
  12. Burning Down the House by Nell Bernstein (The New Press)
  13. Rescuing Julia Twice by Tina Traster (Chicago Review Press)
  14. Built to Lead by David Long (Next Century)
  15. Never Ever Give Up by Erik Rees (Zondervan)
  16. Resister by Bruce Dancis (Cornell University Press)
  17. I'll Drink to That by Betty Halbreich (Penguin Press)
  18. One Less. One More. by Robbie Vorhaus (Storytelling, Inc.)
  19. The Harm In Asking by Sara Barron (Three Rivers Press)
  20. Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin)
  21. Jerry Lee Lewis by Rick Bragg (Harper)
  22. Invincible by Brian F. Martin (Perigee/Penguin)
  23. Mojo For Sale by Katandra Jackson Nunnally (FreedomInk)
  24. Secrets to Surrender by Debby Akerman (New Hope Publishers)
  25. Reboot Your Life by Chicken Soup for the Soul (Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing)
  26. The Concrete Killing Fields by Pat Morgan (Mile High Press)
  27. Tomlinson Hill by Chris Tomlinson (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martins Press)
  28. Be An Icon by Kenneth Nkemnacho (Kenneth Vision Media)
  29. Fulfilled by Joey Lankford (B&H Publishing Group)
  30. The Budget-Friendly Fresh and Local Diabetes Cookbook by Charles Mattocks (American Diabetes Assoc.)
  31. Missing Class by Betsy Leondar-Wright (Cornell University Press)
  32. Both Sides Now by Nancy Sharp (Books & Books Press)
  33. The Grateful Life by Nina Lesowitz and Mary Beth Sammons (Viva Editions)
  34. Extraordinary People by Scott S. Smith (Motivational Press)
  35. Out of the Depths by Glenda L. Hunter (unknown)
  36. Where Excuses Go to Die by John Espinosa Nelson (Highrise Press)
  37. Raw by Fiona Finn (unknown)
  38. Too Loved to be Lost by Debora M. Coty (Shiloh Run Press)
  39. Having the Time of Your Life by Allen Klein (Viva Editions)
  40. Breaking the Chains by Dr. Catrina Pullum (Dart Consulting & Professional Services, LLC)
  41. Why Science Does Not Disprove God by Amir D. Aczel (William Morrow)
  42. The Coldest Season Ever by Vino Davis (Standing on the Word)
  43. Postcards from Cookie by Caroline Clarke (Harper Collins)
  44. Off My Rocker by Kenny Weissberg (Sandra Jonas Publishing House)
  45. The Gifted by Daphne Michaels (Daphne Michaels Books)
  46. Garden Blessings by June Cotner (Viva Editions)
  47. Stand Up Straight and Sing! by Jessye Norman (Hougton Mifflin)
  48. War Babies by Richard Pells (Cultural History Press)
  49. Find Your Inner Strength by Chicken Soup for the Soul ( Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing)
  50. Moms' Night Out (and other things I miss...) by Kerri Pomarolli (B&H Publishing Group)

Top 50 Fiction Titles of 2014 (Listed in no particular order):
  1. Confessions of a Wild Child by Jackie Collins (St. Martin's Press)
  2. The Headmaster's Wife by Thomas Christopher Greene (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press)
  3. Revolutionary by Alex Myers (Simon and Schuster)
  4. Saint Monkey by Jacinda Townsend (W. W. Norton & Co.)
  5. Forty Acres by Dwayne Alexander Smith (Atria Books)
  6. Graveyard of Memories by Barry Eisler (Thomas & Mercer)
  7. What's Done in the Dark by Reshonda Tate Billingsley (Gallery Books)
  8. Death Logs In by E. J. Simon (Simon Zef Publishing)
  9. Magnolia Mud by Randy Pierce (Dogwood Press)
  10. Your Perfect Life by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke (Washington Square Press)
  11. Tap Rack Bang by Robert Blake Whitehill (Calaveras Media)
  12. The Lodger by Louisa Treger (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press)
  13. My Wife My Baby...And him by Shelia Bell (North Star/Bonita & Hodge Publishing)
  14. It Won't Always Be This Great by Peter Mehlman (Bancroft Press)
  15. Virtuous Deception by Leiann B. Wrytes (A Million Thoughts Publishing)
  16. The Tumble Inn by William Loizeaux (Syracuse University Press)
  17. Christopher's Diary Secrets of Foxworth by V. C. Andrews (Pocket Books)
  18. Pressed Pennies by Steven Manchester (The Story Plant)
  19. Family Values by Anderecco (Alphagraphics)
  20. The Flip by Michael Phillip Cash (unknown)
  21. When the Drum Major Died by Anjuelle Floyd (NOJ Publications)
  22. Russian Roulette by E. E. Smith (Phoenix Intl)
  23. A Flight to Romance by John Fishwick (CreateSpace)
  24. Aftershock by Joe Lane (Bancroft Press)
  25. Not My Will by Khara Campbell (Delphine Publications)
  26. Jack Icefloe Jackson's Romance For Men by Dean Lorey (Disobedient Dragon)
  27. The Love Letters by Bruce Davis (Grave Distractions Publications)
  28. Nowhere Out by Vincent J. Sachar (Divont Publishers)
  29. Death's Way by Christopher Valen (Conquill Press)
  30. The Promise by Beth Wiseman (Thomas Nelson)
  31. A Pinch of Ooh La La by Renee Swindle (New American Library)
  32. Paw and Order by Spencer Quinn (Atria Books)
  33. Her Heart's Desire by Lisa Watson (Kimani Romance)
  34. Brutal Youth by Anthony Breznican (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press)
  35. Murmurs of Insanity by Gerrie Ferris Finger (Gale Cengage Learning)
  36. Forever An Ex by Victoria Christopher Murray (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster)
  37. Skewed by Anne McAneny (Farrington Press)
  38. In Perfect Time by Sarah Sundin (Revell)
  39. Let Me Just Say This by B. Swangin Webster (Intrigue Publishing)
  40. Quiet Dell by Jayne Anne Phillips (Scribner/Simon & Schuster)
  41. Arts and Crafts by J. T. Prescott (Two Harbors Press)
  42. Home to Chicory Lane by Deborah Raney (Abingdon Press)
  43. Thread of Life by David W. Huffstetler (Becher House Publishing)
  44. Unfaithful by Karyn Grice (Karen Hunter/Pocket Star Books)
  45. No Turning Back by Dan Burns (Chicago Arts Press)
  46. Four Ladies Only by Alretha Thomas (Diverse Arts Collective)
  47. Hidden in the Stars by Robin Caroll (Abingdon Fiction)
  48. Lost in the Ivy by Randy Richardson (Eckhartz Press)
  49. Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore by Walter Mosley (Doubleday)
  50. The Third Rule of Ten by Gay Hendricks and Tinker Lindsay (Hay House)