Monday, January 4, 2010

The Slow Readers Book Club


I have some exciting news! A few lovely bloggers have decided to start a book club and I'm thrilled to be a part of it. The book club is entitled, "Slow Readers" based off of the Slow Movement, "a cultural shift toward slowing down life's pace." If you're anything like me, you love to read but reading has fallen by the wayside as something that only happens during holidays or when those sleepless nights hit. This year, I'm vowing to allow reading, critical thinking, processing of words, and enjoying books a bigger part of my life.

Let me make one thing clear though, this book club isn't about pretentious people reading high brow material, it's about having fun doing something we all enjoy. Books are meant to be shared, discussed, pondered and chewed on and what better way than with bloggie friends?
I would LOVE it if you, dear reader, would like to participate. The invitation is open to everyone whether you have a blog or not. If you're interested in joining, please email me with your email address and blog site or leave a comment here with your email address.
The first book we'll be reading is:
Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls

via here
If you decide that you'd like to join, may I suggest buying your books from Better World Books? This amazing charitable organization sells both new and used books in a sustainable manner. All books are shipped FREE in the U.S. and proceeds go to fund literacy throughout the world. You can buy your copy of 'Half Broke Horses' here.
We'll have a two month deadline to purchase and read the book. I'll be posting my review, along with whomever wants to join in on March 4th.
If this is something you're interested in, please email me at downandoutchic@gmail.com so that you'll be privy on the newest book announcements and so I can send you some fun buttons if you so choose to post about it.
I'd love to get to know you better through discussing these books! Cheers to New Year!
xo,
Christina

45 comments:

ms. less is always more said...

I've been wanting to read this book... perhaps I'll join. I have to admit though, I can't read slow. I devour books! I'll try to slow down for you gals though! :)

Being Brazen said...

What a great idea. Hope you enjoy being part of it

Ive always wanted to start my own book club :)

X

nicole addison said...

i'm totally in:) nicole.r.mountz@gmail.com
<3

Connie @ Sogni e Sorrisi said...

Sounds great!

sogni-e-sorrisi@hotmail.com

jen said...

I've been MIA for a while...just heard the news!
Congrats on the engagement!! That so exciting!

Southern Aspirations said...

I would LOVE to be a part of this! emmie2008 at gmail dot com.

Hanako66 said...

i am so excited about this!!!

Angie said...

Yay! Pick me! Adaniels6@hotmail.com

In Honor Of Design said...

wow so exciting!
I would love to participate! Especially considering this is one of my new Years resolutions....to read more! I even posted that today:)

anna.liesemeyer@gmail.com

Anna

live a colorful life said...

Oh sign me up!!

steph finds that the.. said...

This is a lovely idea! my e-mail: maria.guerrero89@yahoo.com

Camilla Salem said...

i'd LOVE to join!
my email is salem.camilla@gmail.com
blog camillaleila.blogspot.com
i'm the slowest reader ever.

GUGAW said...

i love this idea! and i definately want to slow down after enjoying how lovely life at a slow pace can be over the holidays. send me info too! claire@gugaw.co.uk

A Diary of Lovely said...

What a beautiful idea! i would love to join such an amazing community.
Please sign me up. I'd love to post about it too (and have the fun buttons too of course!)
helenadelrioz (at) gmail.com
http://adiaryoflovely.com

Thanks for sharing and inviting us all to join!

Jessica said...

I am definitely in! I'm midway through a couple of books already, so I'm not sure if I'll be able to squeeze this one in. But I'll definitely be on board with the next book in your lineup! I'm so excited!

jessicahamm (at) gmail (dot) com

Jeni Photo said...

This is great! I never know what to read so it'll be nice having people tell me what to read! ha!

Sign me up.
jensheartishis@hotmail.com

umama said...

Sounds like a great idea.. definitely into the slow paced kinda thing :0 )

leanamay said...

sign me up too! leanamay@gmail.com

Sam said...

I'd love to be part of this! inklore@yahoo.com

Crystal @ Plush Palate said...

What a fun idea! Maybe I'll join in on the next one - I have a stack of three books that I MUST get through first :)

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Gabbi said...

I'm in... ♥ :)

No, seriously though, I LOVE the link you shared on Better World Books! All the guilt that I get from buying stuff disappears when I know there's a good cause in the mix!

Rachel Follett said...

How cool is this?!! I was thinking yesterday that I really want to be in a book club again. I am so down!

My email is follettdesign@gmail.com.

Sam said...

Such a great thing to do!! Super excited - great post! Thank you for that link too for the book - I'm going to explore that!

Sarah Jane said...

i would love to participate! can't wait.

sarah
http://wherethesidewalkbegins.blogspot.com

Chic Provence, A Way of Life said...

I'm in!

Kit

kit@kitgolson.com

Am finally reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society....and it took, yes, a holiday to get me there!

Great idea!

Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life said...

Such a fabulous idea ( I love the idea of a book club but the pressure gets to me sometimes!) I'm working on something crafy and trying to get it out so I'm going to pass this time around... :(

katiecrackernuts said...

I am very keen on joining in. Do I just say so here?

Down and Out Chic said...

yes, katiecrackernuts, i'll add you to the list! thanks for your interest everyone!

Carolann said...

I would love to be included in this! I love book clubs. I read so fast and I am always looking for something new to read! Great Idea! Please add me to the list.

Carolann.dematos@wonderpuggraphics.com
http://wonderpuggraphics.com/blog/

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katiecrackernuts said...

I phoned around my local book stores yesterday and now have the book in my hot little hands. Now, for some reading time.

Anonymous said...

Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

YP Creations said...

Please add me to the slow readers list.. how exciting and such a relief..

I will be picking up my book this week and begin reading

modelmatters@hotmail.com
and this should link to my blog..thanks a ton

Maddy said...

Sounds like a great idea! I want in :)

mquero1021@gmail.com

amerikasweetness said...

I loved Glass Castle! I'm excited to join! erika.self@gmail.com! :)

Mrs. Winsor said...

Sound's like a good read I'd love to join...think I can probably manage a book in a few months! Sarah_L_Winsor@hotmail.com
:)

Carly said...

I'm definitely in! Great idea =]

alwayzplaywiththeirminds@hotmail.com

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Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

I have been meaning to join in all week--it was a crazy busy one--and so finally, sigh, I'm here and would love to be part of it. March 4 is my b-day, so it's perfect! Please count me in!

xo Mary Jo

Christy Cummings Harrison said...

I'd love to join the bookclub! I have no idea why its taking me this long to get on this wagon. Reading is my favorite thing, something I do EVERY day without fail.
Right now, I'm already in the middle of another book, so I will either shift into high gear and finish it and try to read Half Broke Horses by March 4th or if I don't, I will def be doing the next book!

Yay!

betty said...

Looks like I am a little bit late to find this, but thankfully I've still made it in time for this (two) months' book!

I loved Wall's Glass Castle, very much looking forward to this one!

Thanks for organizing.

Susiexoxo said...

Ohh sign me up please!! :)

vidalia said...

Could I be added as well? jmdezines@gmail.com
Thanks

H.Toufga said...

Please add me as well!!!! Hinda.toufga@gmail.com

best wishes,
Hind

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