Apr 24, 2013

Online Book Club

I joined an online book club about three weeks ago, it's a fairly new group.
It was started by Natalie Norton.
If you're interested in joining just go ahead and click on ^^ that link!!
She's absolutely amazing.
I first came across her blog when I lived in North Carolina.
She spoke so freely of her son's death caused by pertussis and how she wanted to raise awareness for it.
She turned her tragedy into an educational experience for parents and people with newborns.
Her raw emotion in most of her posts had me in tears.
I would sit in my apartment after I put the boys to bed and ball my eyes out.
Oh the days of Cullowhee, North Carolina. I miss it!
Being apart from my Khayleb didn't even compare to her agony and pain.
I made it a point to be grateful that although he was not with us, he was alive and healthy.
For days I couldn't stop thinking about her and her story.
I often found myself checking for new posts just so I could read more.
She is truly a woman who makes me want to be better.
Her words are beautiful and so eloquent.
I kept clicking and reading and felt this connection to someone I had never met before.
This is the beauty of the world wide web.
You are able to find amazing people and read all about their amazing stories and connect with them in a very real (non-creeper, non-stalkerish) way.
Anyway, she started an online book club.
For those of us who are able to read should do so.
Quite simple right?
Expand your mind and your horizons.
I've always felt like the more I read, the better I become as a writer.
Not that I consider myself an actual, legit writer but I love it.
It's one of my passions.
Her husband also wrote a book. I've been reading it and it really has motivated me to expand myself and my ideas.
Check it out, it's a great read!
So now here I am and the first book on the agenda for this book club is A Million Miles in a Thousand Years.
This book saved my life while running my 10k.
I was so into it.
I forgot that I was actually running because my mind was lost in this book!
The author, Donald Miller, is witty and comes up with some very thought provoking comments and insight.
I purchased this read as an audio book but had to purchase the hard copy.
There are so many lines from this book I want to highlight.
I have lots to write in the margins and can't wait to get my copy.
What are some good reads that you've come across?
Have a happy hump day!

6 comments:

  1. What a fun idea! I love being involved in book clubs.

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    1. I don't know why I didn't do this earlier! It's great interacting with other people who share the same interests and find commonalities in book concepts! Thanks for stopping by Jessah! I love your blog!

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  2. I just might have to check out this book club....I've been wanting to join one recently. I wish you still lived in NC :(

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  3. You should! It's great! I wish I was still in NC too! I miss it a lot and all of our fun little memories we had there!

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  4. Sweet i will have to check this out :)

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  5. Check it out, it's great! I like reading everyone's posts about the book and their insight. It's a good way to stimulate your mind!

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