My first venture into the new year is to create a book club for educators. I saw this idea on another blog, Modern Mrs. Darcy, and thought it was a great idea. I wanted to amend it for our little community of educators so that we can help each other grow as the year progresses.
Introducing, Snarky's Book Bunch. Each month we will have a different category to focus on in order to help us grow personally and professionally. Each category was chosen intentionally to cater to the flow of the school year.
Sharing our various book selections is going to happen in three ways:
Pinterest: A community board has been created to share reading ideas. It is a collaborative board, so if you are following me, I can add you as a collaborator. Just comment below with your e-mail address, mention you'd like to be added to the board, and I'll add you. You can also e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added as well.
Tumblr: Ongoing conversation will happen in the #education community of Tumblr using the hashtag #snarkysbookbunch. If you aren't an educator on Tumblr, you should be. Feel free to follow me as well.
Blog: Each month, I will update the blog with suggestions for that month's category. We can discuss book options for the next month and give updates on what we're reading.
January's category is "An inspirational read". The new year always brings the best intentions for living our best lives, so I wanted to start the year off with a little motivation for having a great one. This category can mean whatever you would like it to mean. You can read anything that inspires you.
This month, I'll be reading "Big Magic" by Elizabeth Gilbert. It's been on my list for quite some time and what better way to kick off a new year than to read about creative living. I'm excited about this one and I can't wait to dig in.
I hope you are ready to join Snarky's Book Bunch this year. Comment below with what you'll be reading this month. I can't wait to hear all about it.
Here's to a great 2016!