I like reading.
In fact, I love reading. I live surrounded by more books than I could ever possibly intake, yet I compulsively get more. I have never been the type of girl who shops for decorations for her house, or clothes, or furniture, or – well, even groceries, for that matter – but I hear strains of the hallelujah course when I walk into a book store or library. It’s unexplainable.
So, you can imagine my dismay when I heard this statistic at a recent conference:
The bookworm in me shrieked and vowed to do something about this.
But, in all seriousness, I realize not everyone is a book fanatic. And, not everyone needs to be–
So, here at Front Porch, Inspired, maybe we can let me be me and you be you. In other words, I’ll do the reading. And, I’ll write about what I read. I’ll break it down and make it easily digestible for you. Then, you can skim it on your phone and gain the important points of important books.
We’ll call it Book Journeys.
Here’s the plan:
- I will choose a book. And, feel free to give input – maybe a book you hear about a lot and wish you could say you’ve actually read, but you just don’t have time.
- I’ll introduce the book by writing a book review.
- Following the review, you can expect to see daily quotes/short excerpts from that book on the Front Porch, Inspired facebook page and on my twitter feed. Feel free to follow along and discuss the quotes!
- Then, each Friday, I’ll post a summary/reaction that highlights the main aspects of a couple chapters of the book at a time, until we’ve journeyed through the whole book together. There will be the opportunity to comment/discuss that week’s section of reading below the summary post.
- Then, we’ll pick another book and start it all over. We’ll focus on books that raise awareness, educate, and inspire us within the themes of living on mission and “embracing the everyday divine.” Hopefully these books and the posts here can serve as a collection of resources for others seeking information and understanding.
Also, I’ll announce the selected book and its schedule in advance below, so you can get a copy and read along if you choose.
If you are reading along, feel free to join in any discussion on the facebook page or in the comments following a summary post. But, please know, if you want to skip the actual book and just skim the summary posts and social media quotes – that works too. No pressure.
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Our November Book Journey will be
Overrated: Are We More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World Than Actually Changing the World? by Eugene Cho
Schedule and more details to come!