Reading a Book Together?

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.

About Carl Weber

Carl Weber, is the owner and founder of Carl Weber Consulting, a consulting group that helps businesses, non-profits, and individuals understand themselves, hire and manage well, and become great leaders. Carl worked in local government for more than ten years, as the Town Administrator of a few towns in NH. Once upon a time he was a search and rescue swimmer for the US Navy. Carl holds Bachelors’ Degrees in Political Science & Community Development and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy. Carl is a Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst (CPBA) and Certified Professional Motivators Analyst (CPMA). Carl regularly teaches on human factors and the relationship of behavior and leadership styles, as well as motivation, coaching, leadership challenges, and failing as a leader. His passion is to help leaders in their lifelong journey to finish well, to combat and work with their inner voice, and to live a meaningful story worth reading. Carl lives in Southern New Hampshire with his wife Amanda and together they are raising a small tribe of four young (somewhat crazy) women with the goal of unleashing them on the world to change it for the better.
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5 Responses to Reading a Book Together?

  1. Pingback: A Few More Hours of Voting | Carl Weber Consulting

  2. Sharon says:

    I meant to say 11/22/63.

  3. Sharon says:

    I’m partway through — and would love a discussion on it!

  4. Hisdaughter46 says:

    the Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs. All about John Carter. one of my favorite memories is my fifth grade teacher reading the Tarzan story to the class. Just got the book on my Kindle and am excited to see what has gotten Disney so excited about these books written 100 years ago. There are 11 books in the series.

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