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Monday, June 21, 2010

Too Busy For A Book Club?

Still life with Sandals, book and sunglasses

I haven’t been in a book club for about 10 years.  It’s not that I’m not interested.  I just don’t have the time.  I’m what you call a book club drop out. 

Sure, we all make time for the things that are important.  And I still make time to read.  But at the end of my work day, the last thing I really want to do is spend more time away from home.  And at this stage in my life, the weekends are reserved completely for my family.

Here’s the problem.  I still miss being in a book club.  I know I’m really missing out on some great books, great friends, and great discussion.  And I also know there are many moms out there who feel the same way.  We hate to miss out, but we just can’t shove one more meeting into our schedules.

So, what’s a busy mom to do? 

Introducing:   Chasing Superwoman’s online book club.  (Click the link to register.)

Why is an online book club the answer?  Well, to start, it’s completely and totally flexible.  You can participate around your schedule.  I just finished the discussion questions last week, and my friend Ann has already loaded questions for the first four chapters onto her site.  You just have to sign up!  Better yet – it’s free!

If you’re afraid of commitment, don’t worry.  There’s no pressure here to show up or read ahead.  You simply comment and join the discussion -- when it’s convenient. 

Are you a book club drop-out?  If so, you’re in good company.  We’ll officially kick off the discussion the week of July 11, so there's plenty of time to join us.

Many thanks to Ann and Light The World for sponsoring the online book club!  (I can’t even take any credit for the idea – thanks, Ann.)

4 comments:

Heidiopia said...

Great idea!

Susan DiMickele said...

It should be fun!

Graceful said...

This is a really great idea -- and I've seen several successful online book clubs. In fact, you should check out High Calling Blogs when you have a moment. It's a very supportive online community for Christian writers -- and they often host a book club. Right now we are reading "The Right to Write" by Julia Cameron -- it's great!

I'm clicking over to Ann's site now...

Tami Q. said...

I've enjoyed reading (reviewing) your book. So much of what you said was so true to my life and experiences!