Non-Fiction Book Club for Scrapbookers

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Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind

by Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire

Next Discussion: August 31, 2017 at 8:30pm CDT

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?

Book Club Selections

January 2017
The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World
by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Abrams

Discussion Guide
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February 2017
Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
by Chip and Dan Heath

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June 2017
Small Wonder: Essays
by Barbara Kingsolver

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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
January 2016
The Gifts of Imperfection
by Brené Brown
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February 2016
Better Than Before
by Gretchen Rubin
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March 2016
Do the Work
by Steven Pressfield
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May 2016
Big Magic
by Elizabeth Gilbert
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June 2016
Gift from the Sea
by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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August 2016
Essentialism
by Greg McKeown
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September 2016
Creative You
by David Goldstein and Otto Kroeger
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October 2016
The Creative Habit
by Twyla Tharp
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November 2016
The New Rules of Scrapbooking
by Jennifer Wilson
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December 2016
The Desire Map
by Danielle LaPorte
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