I’ve always been a reader. I LOVE getting lost in a good book…and Summer is one of the best times to devour as many books as I can. I am currently in the middle of a book called Remembering Isaac: The Wise and Joyful Potter of Niederbipp – a novel that my mom recommended – and I’d rather stay up late reading it in bed than get more vacation sleep.
Just a few weeks ago, I finished two books in a series and was not only hungry for more when I was done (oh, the torture of having to wait for the next book to be written!) but I was dying to be able to discuss the book with someone. I encouraged
begged my 13 year old to read it after me so that we could talk about the details. If you’re curious, that series is called Divergent by Veronica Roth. I LOVED it and I couldn’t wait to talk to someone about it.
What is it about a good story that begs to be shared with another human? When I read a good book, the characters become my friends, and their experiences become a part of me. And there’s something about discussing a book with someone else that makes the characters and the story come even more alive to me.
Why not start a book club?
So the logical solution is to start a book club, and since I spend a good deal of my time online, with so many of my friends living all over the country, it’s also logical that this book club should live online as well.
Thank goodness for Copia! I was given the opportunity a few months ago to create my own book club, alongside some of my favorite parent bloggers, on Copia. We’ll each be reading and discussing different books, and you are welcome to jump in at any time, with any book, and join the discussions.
Here’s what you can do to join in:
- Visit Copia and create a completely free account.
- Find me and my fellow blogging friends in the Parent Talk section and click over to join my book club.
- Download one (or more) of Copia’s free apps for your iPad, iPhone, Android phone, or computer.
- Start reading and discussing!
Just FYI – you don’t have to have a digital copy of the books we’re reading. You can still follow along just fine with a paperback. However, if you read along in one of the Copia apps, you can highlight and make notes (and here’s the totally awesome part) see what fellow readers are noting and highlighting, share on social networks, etc. It makes book reading social.
Check out this hilarious (and slightly weird) video all about Copia:
Read on! Hope to see you there!
Disclosure: I am partnering with Copia to promote and spread the word about their services, but all thoughts included on my blog and within my Copia Book Club are my own.
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