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The Simple Scrapper Book Club


Each month we read a non-fiction selection and have a conversation connecting the ideas to scrapbooking. These meetings take place in our chat room, generally on the last Thursday of the month. The chat transcript will be posted below for those who aren’t able to attend.

Because the chosen books are non-fiction, there are no spoilers. That means you are welcomed and encouraged to attend whether or not you finished (or even started) the book. The intent is to share ideas at the intersection of intentional living and scrapbooking.

Our fundamental question for the book club is:

What can we take away that would add more joy or ease to memory keeping?

Upcoming Books

January 2017
The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Abrams
Discussion: January 26 at 8:30 p.m. CST

Discussion Guide
Chat Transcript

February 2017
Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip and Dan Heath
Discussion: February 23 at 8:30 p.m. CST

Discussion Guide
Chat Transcript

March 2017
Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Busy Lives by Wayne Muller
Discussion: March 30 at 8:30 p.m. CDT

Discussion Guide
Chat Transcript

April 2017
I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time by Laura Vanderkam
Discussion: April 27 at 8:30 p.m. CDT

Discussion Guide
Chat Transcript

May 2017
The Joy of Less, A Minimalist Living Guide: How to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify Your Life by Francine Jay
Discussion: May 31 at 8:30 p.m. CDT (note alternate day)

June 2017
Small Wonder: Essays by Barbara Kingsolver
Discussion: June 22 at 8:30 p.m. CDT

July 2017
Nurturing the Soul of Your Family: 10 Ways to Reconnect and Find Peace in Everyday Life by Renée Peterson Trudeau
Discussion: July 27 at 8:30 p.m. CDT

August 2017
Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind by Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire
Discussion: August 24 at 8:30 p.m. CDT

September 2017
The Well Life: How to Use Structure, Sweetness, and Space to Create Balance, Happiness, and Peace by Briana and Peter Borten
Discussion: September 28 at 8:30 p.m. CDT

October 2017
The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life by Craig Ballantyne
Discussion: October 26 at 8:30 p.m. CDT

November 2017
Hands Free Life: Nine Habits for Overcoming Distraction, Living Better, and Loving More by Rachel Macy Stafford
Discussion: November 30 at 8:30 p.m. CST

December 2017
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
Discussion: December 28 at 8:30 p.m. CST

Previous Books

January 2016
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown
Discussion Guide
Chat Transcript

February 2016
Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin
Discussion Guide
Chat Transcript

March 2016
Do the Work by Steven Pressfield
Discussion Guide
Chat Transcript

May 2016
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
Discussion Guide
Chat Transcript

June 2016
Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Discussion Guide
Chat Transcript

August 2016
Essentialism by Greg McKeown
Discussion Guide
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September 2016
Creative You by David Goldstein and Otto Kroeger
Discussion Guide
Chat Transcript

October 2016
The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp
Discussion Guide
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November 2016
The New Rules of Scrapbooking by Jennifer Wilson
Discussion Guide
Chat Transcript

December 2016
The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte
Discussion Guide
Chat Transcript
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