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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A Season Of Reading - Introducing Book Club

Photo Credit: Jessica Cross
I know I have been MIA and I know that is slightly unacceteptable.  Every time I come around I talk about how much I miss you, but actions are worth more right?  I am here to fill you in on a big piece of my life lately - a season of reading.  I literally have 5 books to fill you in on (maybe even 6 by the nd of the week)!  But first, I want to introduce you to my book club :)  We are on our third book now, and still going strong.  I will walk you through book by book, but I wanted to talk about the idea of book club and what it means to me.
 
I loved the concept from the moment it was mentioned.  I was already in my "season of reading" this year where I was making an effort to read a book a month, and with my new discovery of books on tape (you will hear more about later in the week) I am flying through 2 books a month at least!  With that being said, I jumped at the chance to share some snacks and delve into a good book with a group of girlfriends.  We all offer so many different perspectives and comparisons and we started off strong with a slightly controversial book in my professional opinion :)  We all had something to say from the initial opening page, and the conversation flowed.  It was honestly glorious.
 
Why is it so important?  The conversations that flow from books and other media sources, are so intensely meaningful.  We can each relate to different charactrs and that reveals so much about each person.  We all need to invest in other worlds in order to understand our own.  Intelligent conversation really motivates me, and reading so much has made my brain wander in all kinds of directions - in the best way!  I feel like my knowledge, perception, and understandings are growing and developing and I love taking a look into other mentalities and worlds.
 
I only hope to remain in this season indefinitely and to always give myself over to stories.  I encourage you to read with your significant other and/or friend group.  It is so amazing what a good book can lead to :)

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