I am super excited about this!
The selection this time is Untamed by Glennon Doyle. You can read more about the book HERE.
We will follow the same basic rules and principles as outlined and followed the first two times.
Here are The Basics:
1. We will begin reading Untamed during the second week of October. The book does not have "normal" chapters per se, but rather seems to be broken down into vignettes. To finish by the end of the year, we will need to read 6 vignettes per week. Most of them are very short, meaning 6 will equal about a chapter in a "normal" work. (We will skip the week of Thanksgiving.)
2. Each week a different person will spearhead writing about the vignettes. What I mean by "spearhead" is this: Each week a different person will write the primary post relative to the reading. I will send out more guidelines to this, but I want our book club to be interactive. The best way to achieve that goal is for different people to write about the material. I will go first, and we will rotate one participant per week every week thereafter until we finish. We'll need a total of 10 or so participants for the writing. Not everyone will write, but everyone will comment on what's written. From the people interested in writing, I will make random selections to fill the available spots.
3. Please note: YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A WRITER TO PARTICIPATE. This book club is intended to generate conversation among people who want to learn and grow. The intent is not to debate semantics or grammar or to comment in any way on writing ability. Comments on the book can be any length; however, writers should keep their posts under 1,000 words. The writing is not "the thing." Conversation and connection and learning are driving my desire for this project.
4. My email newsletter generates every Thursday morning and will deliver the week's content directly to your email inbox. Therefore, the person spearheading that week's chapter will get their written comments to me via email the day prior, on Wednesday. I will create that week's post here on the site. Once the newsletter goes out Thursday morning, the rest of the readers will then have access to the comment section under the post to share ideas and wisdom. Every reader who is not spearheading the chapter will commit to writing at least one comment on the primary post. I hope we'll choose to write many.
5. If enough people are interested after we finish the book we'll schedule a zoom session to chat "in person."
6. To participate simply write a comment in the comment section below this post indicating that you are interested or message me directly on Facebook or email me or call me. I'll take you any way I can get you! I'll communicate with each of you directly before we start.
I understand this will be a commitment, and an investment of time and energy. My last 2 book clubs here were more than worth the time and effort. That being said, if you don’t want to commit to participating for the duration of the project you’ll have the option to chime in each week when I post the blogs to Facebook. In other words, you don’t have to sign up officially if you’d rather dabble. Dabbling is great, too!
I know this might sound a little confusing, but I promise it will be clearer before we begin.
As with any public forum, rules of decorum prevail. We will respect each other’s opinions. We are free, of course, to disagree, but will do so with utmost respect. If we don’t understand a comment, we’ll ask. If we’d like further discussion on a topic, we’ll generate it. You are free not to comment on material you find offensive. (I reserve the right to delete any comment I deem inappropriate.)
More soon. I look forward to hearing from you!