Essencia Island is the place book buddies party at the end of a book discussion. Click on the photo on the sidebar (or this link), and you'll arrive at a warm and sandy place where we can chat without cluttering up the comments about the books on this blog. It's our place to relax, get to know each other, and talk informally.
My very first post on the island
tells you how it all started. If you click "Newer Post" at the bottom
of the post (and continue with other posts), you can read about all the
parties we've held on Essencia Island. Back when we met on Oprah's
site, we created an imaginary island as something "essential" to who we
book buddies are. Now we have our own virtual island. Feel free to explore it and leave
a post, if you want to chat. Go
ahead — I've already left you a message there.