What better way to keep the creativity flowing this summer than with an online book club / blog hop / reading group?? Reading is always an important part of my life, but there’s something about the start of summer that kicks my appetite for books up a couple notches higher – even in the face of crazy life transitions. I love to be able to discuss what I’m reading, though I tend to find most books clubs either too restrictive or too much of a commitment. So for this summer, for you my lovely readers, I’m proposing a one-shot online summer book club.
This summer, our UU congregation is reading Tomatoland by Barry Estabrook. At the end of the summer, the congregation will devote one Sunday service to discussion of the book. Sadly, we will have moved by that time so we will miss the discussion. I still want to read the book, though, so why not turn to my online bookish and sustainably minded friends to join in the fun?
And if you don’t think this book sounds like it’s for you, why not challenge yourself and find out? You might just be surprised by how exhilerating this discussion will become. And it’s not like you pay to join, if you don’t like it you can always go back to reading Game of Thrones.
There will be next to no rules (except which book to read and to not be a troll) and the timeline will be loose. Join in with a comment on this post or over on the Facebook page, and start reading!
The book is easy to come by at most libraries, bookstores and online. It is also available as a streaming audiobook from audiobooks.com, which is likely how I’ll be partaking (running with audiobooks has become an addiction for me – an awesome one that lets me fit in leisure reading I otherwise wouldn’t have time for and makes running borderline enjoyable).
Please join in and encourage your friends to read along! I’ll wait a couple weeks to start discussion so everyone has time to sign up and obtain the book, and then we’ll get rolling.
For the blog hop, I’ll open a weekly linky where anyone who writes about the book can link up to really keep the conversation rolling.
What other books are you reading this summer? Will you be participating in any other book clubs?