One of my favourite ways to pass the time is undoubtedly with a good book. While I enjoy scrolling through social media as much as the next person, I’m most relaxed when I’m a few chapters deep into a great story. I’ve also learned this is one of the easiest ways to take my mind off my surroundings, be it a hospital waiting room, or after countless hours in bed, books provide a great distraction to whatever is going on around me.
One of the reasons I decided to start this blog was to connect with people in similar situations. I know firsthand the loneliness that comes along with being chronically ill and thought it might be beneficial to connect with other people with similar circumstances. In trying to think of ways to create a little community I had the idea for an online bookclub, where people could join together towards a common goal while talking about things that interest them.
While my idea is not completely flushed out yet, my initial thought is one book a month for all of 2018. Throughout the month we can take our time and discuss things related to it without any strict deadlines or pressure. I’ll also dedicate a few blog posts a month to certain themes brought up in the book. We could even sprinkle in a few book giveaways to participants / commenters.
Do you have any ideas or suggestions that might help this idea come to fruition? Any favourite books you thinks others should read? Let me know in the comments below.