Book Club Invite!

Monday, January 4, 2010



You are cordially invited to join
and become a part of the Slow Readers Book Club!

As you might've guessed (if only by the name and by yesterday's promise of a big announcement) it's not your run-of-the-mill book club. It's instead a wonderfully inspired idea by the Slow Movement effort... a goal to rebel against the rush of a world that wills us to be quicker-faster with a very conscious attempt to really slow down and appreciate and connect with what's around us... Isn't that a sort of delicious goal, especially when mixed with reading?

The first book for the club will be Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls. A magnificent, true-life novel based on her no-nonsense, resourceful, hard working, and spectacularly compelling grandmother. We hope to read, discuss as a group (via email) and ultimately write about the book on Thursday, March 4th (two months from now).

So, are you in?!

Hoping you'll say yes... and if so, please be sure to visit and register at the OFFICIAL club website *HERE*! You definitely don't need a blog to join, but if you do have a blog, and would like a button, help yourself to one *HERE*.

Looking forward to sharing on the read with you!

44 comments:

TERI REES WANG said...

Oh, I so want to join you on this gig.
I have read The Glass Castle for my own local book club.

TERI REES WANG said...

..uh, Dah. terirees@gmail.com

Sam said...

Very lovely Gabbi!!! I think there'll be a queue to sign up after reading this!! I just put a small post up about the club tonight - will post a larger more substantial one tomorrow. Exciting!! :)

Mondo said...

I love the idea Gabbi, but typically only read music-related biogs and books..

Rebecca said...

Oh, I'm so joining!! :) Hopefully the slowness will give me time to get it from the library: I requested it and I'm 63rd on the list!! Yikes. Luckily they have 21 copies, so hopefully one of those will make its way to me soon.

And for official business, my email is rebecca.stephens @ gmail.com

TaMs* said...

Such a cute idea.. love it.

Hanako66 said...

i am very excited...i am going to my husband's bike race this weekend and will have down time so i may get started!

sealaura said...

Hola Gabbi! I am in! please add me to the list of "slow readers"

sealaura1@gmail.com

Mary-Laure said...

Yay, I chose the same button as you for my blog; they're all so cool that I really hesitated a long time before picking one...

La chica said...

Love the idea. Ya te envié un mail.

Un abrazo,

A Diary of Lovely said...

Great great idea! I saw it yesterday on Down and Out Chic and just blogged about it!

http://adiaryoflovely.blogspot.com/2010/01/slow-readers-book-club.html

Thanks for inviting us all!

_nina_malvada_ said...

i'm in!
i'm in!

hope i'll find this book in greek...cause reading literature in english is tooo difficult..huhu

In Honor Of Design said...

Looking forward to participating!!
Thanks for the idea! and I am grateful to be introduced to your blog!
Its lovely!

Best,
Anna

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

What a great idea! March 'eh? We'll try it...and see how far we get - sounds like a great story!

P R I M O E Z A said...

nice idea gabbi! i have a pile of books i'm trying to get through but i will certainly be checking in on the book club dialogue. i will forward the post to my friend who will be interested x

Miss Eve said...

I love the idea and I love the thoughts behind the Slow Readers Book Club :-)

I prefer to read books in my native language so I'm sorry for not enjoying this lovely club...

Have a wonderful New Year dear Gabbi, cheers: Evi

Maria Confer said...

Oh, this sounds wonderful!! Please count me in!

mariaconfer(at)gmail(dot)com

XOXO

Lulu Letty

JMay said...

Great idea!

I wish, I have to dedicate all my time to my current screenplay but I will check back to see how it was :-)

Cute blog you have :-)

xo.

kirstyb said...

oh gosh i have a stack of unread book right now which i am going to read right now! x

Clau! said...

I was checking all the pst I have missed:

The pictures about the extras are great, I heven´t seen them before.

Yoyr pics for the galwey of shadows are great, like them!

Good Luck in the project of the book club!

Saludos,
Clau!

Dream Sequins said...

Sniff... I wish I could commit to this. It's a lovely idea. A virtual book club!

Mo said...

I am all over this! I love reading, but life happens and I have never felt like I've had enough time to finish for regularly paced book clubs.

Jaeve + Things said...

i totally loved glass castle. i love the idea of a slow readers club but i'm so incapable of reading slow!

Iva said...

oh how I LOVED The Glass Castle!! Gabbi, I really think this is a beautiful idea, and as I told Christina, I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to be part of this. I am just so so so busy and I would feel so horribly guilty if I was not able to keep up ...yes, I know, even with "slow readers" ;) but I do very much so look forward to keeping up with your updates!!

Hey Harriet said...

This is a great idea! I love reading but sadly find I have less time to indulge lately. I still continue madly buying books with hopes of actually being able to read them one day :)

christina said...

Such a great idea. I just joined yesterday and I can't wait to start reading. Just what I need this year--to slow down a bit. :)

Dylana said...

This sounds like a wonderful idea!

LOVE

colormenana.blogspot.com

Krimly said...

I can just say... I love your cat!!! Ohhh is so cuteee!!! I love it!!!

(maybe because I love cats, but yours is so beautiful!!)

:P

xoxo
mycherrygum.blogspot.com

naveen said...

hi gibbi how are u how is ur life
a weeks worth shadows i like that post vry beautiful images

dEsoRdeN said...

Realmente podría formar parte de este club, porqué soy lentísimo para acabarme los libros que empiezo! :P

A Perfect Peach said...

OOoh! Can't wait to check this out!

Electro Geisha said...

Such a great idea. I would like to join, but, since I live in a god forsaken wilderness, most of the books are not available for me to read... but keep s posted with the club :) have a nice week dear Gabby :)

Sarah said...

Hi Gabbi,
How are you? Hope all is fine with you.
Sarah :)

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

i think it's a really good idea! though i do read a lot, i don't think i could be in a book group...no matter what the pace!
i will check out your book choice. :-)
xoxo alison

Chrisy said...

Just dropping by to say hi honey. Love the idea of the Slow Readers Book Club! I'll try and get a hold of the book - hopefully it's made it to this side of the globe! Will let you know when I do...

Pen Pen said...

Count me in1!! I want to participate! I was JUST thinking about doing a book club thing! I'm excited!! :)

Sorry I've had less of a presence the last few weeks! I started a new job, and the hours are crazy. I wish I could blog at work-I'm a little addicted to blogs now. But- My hours aren't so bad as of today, so I'll be able to go back and see what I missed. :)
OH! AND-I don't remember if I told u this, but the Bittersweet jewelry ladies wanted to read the scene from my book where I had a character wearing their Vamp Ring. The sent me a 30 dollars off voucher! LOVIN it! :)

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Anonymous said...

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