september book club- borrowed books

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

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famished for fiction book club- september

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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?

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please share your borrowed book reads this month with adventureclubinteractive via email: adventureclubinteractive@gmail.com
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.

famished for fiction book club- may

 

may book club exchange

did you read French Milk last month?
mail it off to a friend.
pass it on to a coworker.
leave it behind on the bus…

or maybe you read Cutting for Stone?
exchange it with your partner (who was reading French Milk!)
send it to a family member.
leave it behind to be found on a park bench…

the idea of the april book club exchange was to choose one book, read it and then (if you enjoyed it) pass it on to a partner or a friend. (a partner will have read the other book and will similarly pass that one to you, hence the exchange. a friend will just enjoy receiving a new book and a good recommendation).

if you’ve been participating in our book club exchange congratulations! it is now time to send your book along!

looking for a new beginning? browse other recommendations that are constantly being updated on the adventureclubinteractive goodreads page.

famished for fiction book club- april

april book club exchange

for the month of april- adventureclubinteractive has chosen two books: French Milk, by Lucy Knisley and Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese.

why two books? because we are all famished for fiction, no doubt! but also- the idea of the april book club exchange is to choose one book, read it and then (if you enjoyed it) pass it on to a partner or a friend. (a partner will have read the other book and will similarly pass that one to you, thus the exchange. a friend will just enjoy receiving a new book and a good recommendation).

already read French Milk? already read Cutting for Stone? explore more from our book club shelf and browse other recommendations that are constantly being updated on the adventureclubinteractive goodreads page.