As I sit here on my back porch finally writing again, I just wanted to thank all of you for hanging with me. Lately writing has taken a back seat. A few moments ago I transmitted my last assignment for the class I have been taking. It took more time and effort (and writing) than I imagined. The class got most of my thoughts in writing, and at the end there was nothing left to share.
There have been a few things rattling around in my head lately. Some are ideas to write about, others are projects or just random thoughts.
I was talking with a friend the other day and they mentioned their book club. Periodically some friends get together and discuss a book. Given the business of life, work, schedules and everything else I just couldn’t see finding a day to get together. Then I had a thought, what if we found a book to read together on the blog? What if the only committment was to read a chapter a week, and write at least one post and comment on one other post? Sounds easy enough right?
Here is my proposal. Until Friday this week, I am open to suggestions for books that we could collectively read. On Saturday, I will post a poll to vote on the most popular book, and we can start it the following week. No pressure, you can participate or not, but in this world we do way too much alone, so why read alone? One thing I learned from taking this online class is how much I benefited from the dialogue about the subjects, the lessons, and I looked forward to the insights of others.
The ball is in your collective courts. This only works if we agree to try it together. Let me know what you think and offer some suggestions to the rest of us about something you are dying to read.