My bookcase is getting rather full.
I keep buying and borrowing books about about business, psychology, art, and social science — all subjects that interest me, and yet these books sit, by and large unread. It’s because one of the greatest pleasures of reading (I think) is sharing what you’ve read with others. Recommending books, giving them as gifts, emphatically warning every reader you know against picking up the latest disappointing best-seller — reading isn’t solely for personal enrichment and enjoyment. It’s social too.
The people we discuss books with in our day-to-day lives — our friends, baristas, hair stylists, and spouses — may not be itching to read the latest book on creative business or buyer psychology. But you know who is? All of the wonderfully talented entrepreneurs that you interact with online. My goal is to create a virtual gathering place where we can meet for lively discussion and fresh insight.
Join me for a virtual book club.
Where: Right here! Book club discussions will be posted on the blog and archived here.
What: We’ll read one chapter or section each week. When we finish one book, we’ll vote on our next book on the blog. (Not all books will follow the same pace, but it’s my goal to keep the reading commitment to 30 pages per week or less. We’re all busy — and have lots of other things to read — and I want as many people as possible to feel able to participate.)
How: Read the chapter and join the discussion, skim the chapter and share your observations, or don’t read it and still offer your opinions — all are acceptable. This is a conversation, and I hope you’ll be a part.