Who doesn’t love share the cool new book they read? I think thats the best part about reading..getting together to discuss how it the book made you feel. That the best part about doing anything come to think of it..which is why Facebook and Twitter are so popular.. people just love to share. Books have a wonderful way of taking people to a special place and can allow people to go through a new adventure.
“The joy and mystery of reading is that each of us reads a different book from everyone else…even when it’s the same book,”- Nancy Pearl
This weeks reading were all about book clubs! There are tons of different type of book clubs and there are many reasons to join one. Book club are a great way to get to know other people and get to hear other perspectives on a book you are all reading. Sadly I haven’t been in a book club for about a year now and my Kindle sits unused on my desk day after day. This is why I’m really glad we are getting the chance to plan, moderate and participate in a book club for this assignment. I love the idea of being in a book club and not all reading the same book, but rather something with the same theme or subject! That idea comes from The Book Club Exploded and it must make for a very interesting discussion. Reading the same book is great but reading different books with the same theme allow you to compare different authors, writing styles and emotions.
I’m so use to scholarly reading that the idea of leisure reading seems foreign. But the act to discussing a reading with a group to get a better understanding of the text is common between both. The reading Socratic Seminars: Engaging Students in Intellectual Discourse by Lynda Tredway give a great explanation of how these types of active conversations benefits both the participants and the facilitator. The participants of course get to earn from each others perspectives and they get to express any uncertainty they may have. But it also allows the facilitator to hear other views and engage with the readings deeper.
I’m excited for this assignment and I’ll let you know how it goes.
Til next time..shhh