Some of you may remember that I was in a book club years
ago. I loved it! But when Invest in Kids closed, so did our staff book club. I
haven’t stopped reading (I managed 63 books in 2011 – a personal record), but I
did stop talking about books in a meaningful way. I still chatted with people
on Twitter now and then, but real book-club-style conversations were few and
Recently, one of my co-workers started a book club and invited me to join. I
immediately said yes. Our first book was A Lesson Before Dying, which was
incredibly powerful, and I loved the lively conversation and different opinions
of everyone who attended. There’s something so amazing about the opportunity to
discuss a book with others – you get to see things so differently and
experience the book in ways you might not have considered.
I think that having smart, thought-provoking conversations
is so important to living a healthy, fully-experienced life and I’m so glad
that book club is back in mine. We’re reading The Night Circus next and I am
looking really forward to that. I’ve heard great reviews and I’m sure it will
evoke some fantastic conversations.
Anyone else in a book club? Why do you like being involved?