We are about to embark on a wonderful journey together, a book club!
Here’s how this idea started. Though we love each other very much, the reality of our lives is that we are all very busy people living miles apart. It is so very easy to become “less important” to each other, and get lost in nostalgia instead of keeping our relationships fresh and new!
Add to that new people being introduced into the family, and we have all the markers of becoming a “distantly” related family.
This book club is part of recognizing that gap could happen, and closing it!
One of the most successful families I have ever met went on a big family camping outing every year. I really marveled at their ability to keep the family so “close” when they lived busy professional lives all over the country. That example I always have remembered and hoped I could use it as my family grew and changed.
So, the first part of the building of our family is this book club. Here are the “rules”:
1) you don’t have to read every book we select
2) book selection is done by voting
3) you have to commit to finishing the book
4) please post your comments here ( we will “argue” the finer points when we get together ….hahahahah)
This is meant to be fun! No worries, no grades, and if you said no to a book, then decided to read it, terrific! Just join in!
Our first book has been selected by the lovely Stacy Kozlowski. She picked ” The Lovely Bones”. Katie and I agreed. ( now this isn’t a book I would normally read, however that is why we are doing this together …to stretch and grow!!)
I am excited to get started and the others who have committed to this time around are: myself, Katie, Stacy, Laurin, and Silas.
Thank you for all who are willing to participate this time around.
And know that in a month, we will be need to vote on another book, so start looking around now!!!
With all my heart!