Like most of you, I tend to be limited with free time. Having added a child to my family (a year ago today, Happy Birthday girlie), I’ve found many of the things I used to enjoy limited in some fashion or just replaced with new and fun activities with the little one. One of the things I had enjoyed pre-baby was reading. Then the little one came along and it was as if my brain turned to mush. Difficulty came with not only finding time to read, but with committing to memory any part of the paragraph I had just read. I let reading fall by the wayside assuming I’d pick up where I left off some time later as my brain returned.
Then, as if conjured by my daydreaming, an online book club popped up on Facebook! I’m sure there are some savvy online book clubs, but this one is special. Not only did it appear when I needed it, right in front of my face, but this book club was started and is monitored by a favorite author, Laurie Notaro, author of The Idiot Girls’ Action-Adventure Club and It Looked Different on the Model, among others. Plus, I’m given a book suggestion, I have a month to read a book, and I don’t have to go anywhere to participate! What if I miss the discussion you ask? I can just go back and read how others felt about the book on Facebook when I have time.
If you are interested in checking it out, you can find it at The Idiot Girls Book Club on Facebook. Votes for the November book are up until this Wednesday, November 9.
This whole book club brings me to question what other simplicities I may be missing. So tell me, what kinds of things do YOU do on the internet? Any time saving tips?