From the onset I made it clear that I was a sucker for books. I like reading and I consider it therapeutic as it is educating.
A friend of mine started a book club early this year but it was sort of a demo. It’s going to be officially active in October so if you know you’re one for the books, or you’re trying to get into the habit of reading then this is for you. Follow her on Instagram @readandspill and make your inquiries as to how you can join.
Still not convinced it’s the place for you? Well then read on. I’m not about to give up the convincing just yet.
We read and we spill. We gut it out. The good, the bad and the ugly. Literally.
Anyone with a book in mind brings it up and we vote which one we want to read for the next two weeks. See. Enough time for a slow reader and more than enough ginger for a fast one.
I didn’t want to strain myself and end up not meeting up with my target so I limited my to be read pile to 24 books this year. Yes I know. That does not define a bookworm but hey. The point I’m trying to make here is, with read and spill, I got to be exposed to so many other book suggestions which stirred up my curiosity and I actually pushed to read more. I can say it with my chest that in the past 6 months I’ve read over 24 books. So what were you saying again? With read and spill I was able to ditch my cocoon and spread my wings(typical Disney princess style).
Ever read a book or watched a movie and wanted to spill it out, talk about it back and forth with someone? Yes! Me too. The torture that comes with not finding someone to relate all of it with. You don’t want that. Again, read and spill has got your back. Literally (you might loose count of this word ‘cause I mean it, literally). We rant there. We squeal, we bellow, we tug at our hairs, we hmm and we ahh. Literally! What better way to peel off a book than discuss it. At read and spill, we have intellectual discussions about a book, ones you may not think of on your own. I am for it.
How many genres have you read? How many have you ditched just because you thought they weren’t for you? How many do you know? Literally speaking. We rub minds. Again, literally. We bring up different genres and toss them around. We become familiar with them.
There are times I would go a month and not feel like reading. I would literally read a page or less in a day sometimes it scares me. I used to think I was the only one who went through it. I would feel like I was such a lazy ass and it was sort of a crime to ditch it like that. I came to know that we all had off days. Days where we want to do nothing but just laze around. It is okay. For me it is at least. I know better now. A group of bookworms were overthrown by a book. A whole lot of us, could not kill a bird!(this is an inside joke by the way). A bird people, throws a whole bunch of people off their tracks. We had those days there. Majority were not in the feels we had to abort.
A book club is a really good way to expand your horizon. Your comfort zone will be disturbed, take it from me you need that to grow a long way. Can’t have you hiding away all day everyday. Take risks. What’s the worse that can happen(okay a whole lot can happen but you know what I’m getting at)
This is the only book club I’ve been in and I am super proud of myself for making that choice. I can’t say how other book clubs are like but I believe we’re all bunch of paper brains(not literally😒)
I hope I’ve put up a good case(geez, lawyers make lots of efforts). Don’t know of any book club, I gave you a free suggestion. Read and spill people. Literally
Love and light