We will begin our discussion of Bel Canto on Monday.
Today, I want to announce February’s book and discussion leader. The book is The Immortal life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot. It’s available in print, digital, and audio formats, so stitchers thread your needles and listen in.
This book is our leader’s choice. Our leader will be Chrissie. You can find her on Twitter and Six Writers – One Story. She writes and reviews children’s media for KIDS FIRST!, and she’s the Suite 101 Children’s TV Feature Writer, among other things.
As a writer, I’m advised to “read widely.” I think that’s good advice for everyone: the more widely we read, the wider our perspective and understanding. The trick is in actually doing it and not just reading what we love over and over.
I think the S4L Book Club may be a way to widen my reading. I love the idea of having guest discussion leaders and allowing them to choose their books. Please, I hope you will consider volunteering to be a leader. Just one month, one book. It can be as simple as making a list of questions and posting them two or three times a week. If you have ideas for doing more, yippee!
I will, of course, help. I can edit, post on your behalf, whatever you need. I will read the book and do my best to contribute to the discussion.
We’ve had a suggestion for the March book which I think would be an excellent change of pace after Henrietta. Now I have to see if I can persuade the suggester to be our leader.