What are you reading?

I have recently been dreaming of facilitating some workshops and a friend asked me where would I have my workshops? my first answer was the library.  Then the other day I read an article about the role that some libraries are taking in organizing as local news outlets and resources.  I have also been thinking about the library in terms of my thoughts around trash and consumption.  I have a pretty severe book collection and in hopes to be buying less this year I find myself making a list of books to take out of the library.  Then I was on a call with @marleegrace and she made a joke about libraries being the original co-working space with has kept me laughing for a week.  Many people seem to have forgotten about the library as community space.  So the library as a community space.  

Awhile back I wrote a little blog post about wanting to read books with other women.  It turned into a google sheet of great books to read.  All of which I will get out of the library.  But I do want to read books with people in person.  Or at least have conversations with people about books they are reading, have read or want to read.

So my ask to you is, what are you reading?

Book Club? yes or no

I am not sure if you know this about me but I love to smell books.  I love the feeling of the pages of books when it is humid and they feel like velvet.  I love to hold them, collect them, oh yeah I like to read them.  I used to read books much more often than I do now.  So I want to read books with other folks, more often than I do now.  

Lately I have been wishing I had a group of women to read books with.    

Maybe for now its a google doc that we add a few of our faves to.  I would like to compose a list of books that inspires us and informs our work.  Some oldies but some newbies too.  I want to hear what other people are thinking and where they are finding their trusted sources.  I would like to do it outside of a posting format if that is possible with us being scattered all over.  

Books hold a magical place in my heart.  They hold my imagination and I want to share that space and thinking mind with other women.


Tell me how this could work for you.  I am open to ideas, so let me know.  book club?  yes or no