When I published Does Anyone Still Read? in November, I never expected to receive so many comments in the affirmative. My hypothesis was more than correct.
On the whole, readers of the Simple Scrapper blog are readers in general. Fluff and eye candy are nice treats, but you like to go deeper.
I love knowing this about you. So as I pondered what I might add to the community in 2016, the logical next step was clear: a book club.
(I’ll pause here for you to squeal in delight.)
Alright, so how will we do this?
The Simple Scrapper Book Club
Each month we’ll read a non-fiction selection and have a conversation connecting the ideas to scrapbooking.
The Book Club conversation will take place in the form of a live chat that will replace our monthly Simplicity Hour. A transcript will be posted for those who aren’t able to attend.
Because the chosen books will be non-fiction, there really aren’t any 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 will be:
What can we take away that would add more joy or ease to memory keeping?
I’ve created a special page for the Book Club, where you’ll find the books selected so far and scheduled chat dates.
Book Club Selection for January 2016
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown
Why I Chose This:
This book seemed like the perfect place to begin for two reasons:
1.) I know that many of you have already read The Gifts of Imperfection (not to mention Brené’s other books) and some have even taken a e-course on it through Oprah’s Lifeclass. Because this round has a shorter lead time, I wanted to provide an easy entry.
2.) I am genuinely fascinated by the idea of owning your story and how that manifests in both our inward and outward lives. I also believe that wholehearted living aligns with the core mission of Simple Scrapper and practicing the guideposts can enrich our scrapbooking hobby as well as the rest of our lives.
Note: I recommend checking your local library for our book club selections. However, if you do choose to purchase a book using the links above a very small percentage returns to Simple Scrapper.