Do you belong to a book club or a reading group? It’s been one of my lifelong goals to have a regularly meeting reading group that gets together and talks about the books they are reading over tea. I’ve been trying to make that happen this year and I’m sure it will build momentum when the weather cools, but then again why not now while the heat is on and there is really nothing else we’d rather do than sit indoors?
My ideal group has all ages in it. Moms and Dads, Grandparents, Young Adults, Teens, and small children tagging along because Mom wants to go. There would be a pile of quiet games and toys for uninterested kids to play with while we chat, maybe even some cookies and juice boxes. We’d talk about whatever books we were reading the past few weeks and share the insights we’d found. We’d find new ideas in other people’s choices and they’d find books they didn’t know existed from ours. Just think of the perspective we’d all get hearing about the books other age groups read and what makes them so wonderful. The younger (even uninterested) kids would learn so much just by being in the presence of such sharing about literature and probably want to join in from time to time. Novels, non-fiction, biography, inspirational, anything goes in my group.
Do you have this? Do you want it? Or would you like to try it? I’ll be posting invites to mine from time to time, especially in our local homeschool group. If you’re not nearby, why not start one of your own?