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MomEvolving Goodreads Book Club

A year ago a group of women I know got together and formed a book club–ok full disclosure, my husband calls it the wine club, but truly we do read and discuss the books. I think as a parent it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day and forget to take time to read.

As a child, books offered an escape.  As a parent often the demands of life leave me so exhausted that as soon as I climb into bed I’m asleep.  I still love to read, and my nightstand reflects my good intentions. But, sometimes it takes a little push to keep things moving.  For me, the book club is that push and I have found that I am not only reading our book club books but also some of the other ones stacked on my nightstand.

I know what you’re thinking; you’re thinking I don’t have time to read. I can barely keep up with my life as it is. But I am telling you, you can do this.  Like many things in life it takes a little creativity.  Ebooks are a great way to solve this issue. Download them and keep your electronic device in your purse. I can’t tell you how much I have read while waiting in our carpool line.  If you aren’t into ebooks, then do the same with your good old fashioned book.

Think of it as a guilty pleasure or indulgence. Just a few moments that you sneak for yourself to expand your mind and imagination. You’ll be glad you did.

So if you need, or want, a little push to get back into reading. Or, if you want to get involved in the online version of our club, please join me on Goodreads.  I have set up the MomEvolving Goodreads Book Club and every two months you will see our selection. This is an open group for anyone interested in joining-whether they are a parent or not. I have also put out there some of the books we collectively picked as possibilities for this year as “Upcoming Reads.” This list will probably grow and change as new titles come out, but it’s a start.

As for our current book club selection it is: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett.  We’ve begun reading it and will close out this selection on July 5th.

Happy reading!


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