borrowed books are not your own. there is a timeline. there is a deadline. there is a sense of urgency to extract all of the meaning that you can from this borrowed book in the short period of time that you have to read it. this month’s book club challenge is not only about borrowing a book from a respected figure in your life, it is about assimilating information. once you have finished reading your book, find some way to document your experience so you can remember the details of why this book was important to the lender, and why it is now meaningful to you, the borrower.
“this book is borrowed from my dad and i know exactly why i am borrowing it. he has been sharing with me interpretations of Forrest Fenn’s treasure poem all year and just recently i have fallen ill with the fever. he has not read The Thrill of the Chase yet, and it is exhausting to convince him of its importance in the spirit of the treasure hunt. i suppose it is my duty (and an honor) to read it myself and fill us both in with any missing clues it may provide in our quest so far.” – adventureclubviral
“at the start of each new semester my voice teacher encourages each one of her students to set specific goals and write them down. amongst other goals, i decided that i wanted to read a book about singing. my teacher, of whom i think very highly, has a vast library full of vocal literature and technique books so when she asked if i would like to borrow a book i accepted and asked her to suggest one for me. without hesitation she pulled The Inner Voice off of the shelf and handed it to me.” -theStephALA
september book club read
the adventureclubinteractive august book of the month is a borrowed one. it is not a chosen one. here’s how to read in september:
- consider all the inspiring people in your life- the book worms, the artists, interesting friends, curious acquaintances, your nosy neighbors or your nearby family members. consider their professions or their hobbies, their love lives, their histories and mysteries. consider their bookshelves.
- ask one of these people to lend you a book. let them choose it for you. you may suggest a genre (a music book from your music teacher for example) but don’t suggest a specific book. let them choose something for you to read this month.
- read and return the book at the end of the month. make time to discuss the book with the person.
- answer yourself the following- did you both enjoy/dislike the book the same? did you read the book with any biases, based on the person who lent it to you? why do you think they would think you’d appreciate the book in the first place? what is the beauty or the pleasure, the lost or found meanings of sharing and borrowing literature?
please share your borrowed book reads this month with adventureclubinteractive via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
we would love to post your adventures on our blog for public view. and as always- adventureclubinteractive encourages you to explore beyond the famished for fiction book club shelf and browse other recommendations that are constantly being updated on the adventureclubinteractive goodreads page.
august book club read
the adventureclubinteractive august book of the month is Alice in Wonderland- by Lewis Carroll. already read Alice in Wonderland? adventureclubinteractive encourages you to explore beyond the famished for fiction book club shelf and browse other recommendations that are constantly being updated on the adventureclubinteractive goodreads page. already read Alice in Wonderland and all of the recommendations on the book club shelf and you enjoyed Alice in Wonderland so much that you want to read it again? discover the original version- Alice’s Adventures Underground.