If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path.-—Joseph Campbell

Expressing Ourselves

In the last day I have facilitated two book club discussions about Great House by Nicole Krauss.

Last night’s group of six was tricky.  Two have not read the book.  Only one of the remaining four likes it, sort of.  I feel defensive.

This morning’s group of fifteen is more open, as am I.  I start the round robin discussion by suggesting we try to articulate why we like the book, or not.  More members like the book, several who couldn’t finish it say they may try again, and even those who don’t like it offer information on what they as readers might prefer.

I’ve been facilitating this book club at the library for the last 2 1/2 years.  We say we want to read books we might not pick up on our own. But we don’t always know what we mean by that.

It’s worth continuing to work on.

goonybirdA creative offering to finish the post.  Talk among yourselves.

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Comments on: "Expressing Ourselves" (3)

  1. We don’t have anything like that here in Costa Rica. How did you get the members of your group together? Did you advertise?

  2. Talk among yourselves made me laugh out loud. And I love your art. I tried that one and still have the rolls of skinny paper. I am inspired to get them out again!

  3. Reblogged this on MetaRead360 Small Press presents and commented:
    Go ahead…express yourself!

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