Welcome to the series Reading Is Social!
For the next 31 days I will share with you 31 posts on how I run my book club. Sure, there are plenty of ways to run a book club, but this series is our way. We’ve been meeting together for a few years now and break plenty of the book club “rules” out there.
Books remind us we are not alone. Books take us places we can’t travel. Books inspire us to new ways of thinking. Reading keeps our brains active. Why not engage with other avid readers about what you read and learn.
I hope to challenge you this month to expanding the individual activity of reading and make it a community affair. After you finish a book, instead of moving on to your next literary adventure, take a breath and reflect with others… and start a book club!
Reading has not always been a way of life for me. During first and second grade I was in special reading classes. I was just slow to “get it.”
My joy of reading came late in life. While preparing for my first child, I couldn’t get enough books to read. I surprised myself when I found I wasn’t as slow as I always assumed! The key: I was reading about my passions, and now there was no stopping me. We were planning a natural birth and working to make our home chemical free. I wanted to learn as much as I could; books were the simple solution.
Our club is very organic: always changing, always growing. I can’t wait to share with you all we’ve learned over the last four and a half years!
Per my Strength Finder results and as an INFJ I like order and being systematic about how I do things. So here are the categories you can expect through this month:
Resources for Inspiration (on the weekends)
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