Welcome to the Perfect Avocado Book Club!
We truly feel that one of the best ways to connect with you and share authentically is through reading and discussing books. We believe, as Anna Quindlen says “Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.”
Have you had the experience that when you get really busy and leave off reading for awhile, you start to get cranky - what you’re missing is the expansive thinking and change of perspective that books offer. When you have read a great memoir, you start to feel your own sense of self swell. Your sense of history alters and deepens after reading an engrossing historical novel. We understand our own selves better and the world seems to come into focus more clearly with every good book, but even more so, through discussion.
For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die.
– Anne Lamott
Here’s how it works,
Each month we’ll announce the book and the book group meeting date.
Then you sign up and have the month to read the book.
Then we’ll come together for our virtual book club meeting, with the author whenever possible, and we’ll have the opportunity to pose questions to the author herself.
Our book choices will include novels, non fiction, personal growth, memoirs and more - all featuring women authors. We’ll have a GoodReads group for readers to pose their questions which will be included in the discussion.
Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries.
– Anne Herbert
March 9th, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm eastern time zone
The Book: Share Your Stuff, I’ll Go First
The Author: Laura Tremaine
The Book Group meeting: March 9 7:30pm - 9:00pm eastern (sign up for the book group to get the link)
I am really excited about our book selection for March! I’ve been a fan of Laura Tremaine for years starting with her now retired blog Hollywood Housewife and then her various podcasts. The book is an outgrowth of her podcast 10 Things to Tell You. On the podcast she suggests prompts to share in your journal, on social media or with your friends. She’s all about connection and, if you know me in person, connecting with people and connecting people is at the core of my being. In the book each chapter is a prompt and she goes first sharing stuff she hasn't shared in her blog or podcast.
“Each chapter offers intriguing and reflective questions that will reveal unique details and stories you've never thought to tell and will guide you into cultivating the authentic friendships with others that only comes from sharing yourself.”
Share Your Stuff is available for pre order now anywhere you buy books. We’re announcing the book for March early because she is offering some great pre-order bonuses. Once you’ve ordered the book go back to this link and follow the directions to get your pre-order bonuses. We can’t wait to share stuff with you in March!
We’re so excited that Laura will be joining us for the book group and we hope you are too!