Recently, one of my friends tried to boss me into reading Jen Hatmaker’s book, 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess.
Yes, yes, the book sounded amazing, but I just forced a five hundred page, bad boy on my local book club, and my daughter’s summer, kid-centered book club is gearing up to start again. Oh, and there are those two, must-read writing books that continue to taunt me from my bookshelf, and don’t even get me going on Anna Quindlen’s Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake.
Sorry, bossy friend. No time.
Then, another friend recommended Hatmaker’s book.
Sorry, friend with good intentions, please see the above stated reasons as to why I will not read Hatmaker’s book.
Then, an online friend emailed and asked if I would be interested in reading a book together. She thought it looked great and with my mission (serving others as a family), the book would be something I’d be into. Oh, and guess what book it was. You know it, 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess.
At this point, I figured there must be a reason I am being bombarded with advice directing me to 7, so I caved.
My online friend and I talked. Let’s start a book club. Let’s keep this club small, four people tops, but then, that seemed a tad selfish, and we thought there might be a few more of you interested in participating in this one time, online book club with us.
Here’s the deal. Next Wednesday, May 16, we will begin the book club and read 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess. Details of the club’s greatness will be sent to individuals through email, but here are a few must knows:
Club will last one month-ish.
Options for involvement include (but are not required!):
- Write one post correlating with one chapter of Jen’s book.
- Click around every Wednesday and read posts by other club members.
- Leave comments or reply to discussions already going on.
- Read and reflect on your own time and jump in when you feel the urge.
Should you be interested in participating in this low-maintenance, high fun, book club, drop me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or leave a message in the comments, and my friend and I will add your little name to our list.
Here's the book trailer for those of you who need an extra nudge or want more info on the book:
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