Hello, readers and welcome to the month of March!
As with any good project you learn things along the way- what works, what doesn’t, and hopefully how to improve the experience as time goes on.
One of the small changes we’ll be making is that while we will remind you on the 1st of the awesome book adventure that you’re embarking on for the month, we’ll be waiting to post our discussion questions until either the day of the first live online discussion, or around the midpoint of the month, whichever comes first.
The reason for this change is two-fold. First, most people won’t have finished the book, or even gotten halfway through the book until that first discussion, meaning that discussion questions posted on the 1st potentially serve as either spoilers, or as something that’s just not helpful at the time.
Second- we want to invite you to share your question and to potentially have them included in our list of questions and downloadable PDF. Everyone of you has had the unique experience of being you, which means you bring a unique perspective to every book and conversation, a perspective that we would love to hear. So as you read “Shrill” over the next week or two and you find things that particularly jump out at you, let us know!
Email your thoughts and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and you may see your questions included in our post.
We’ll also be hosting only one Instagram Live Story discussion each month. This change comes from a desire to make sure that when we have that interactive discussion we don’t feel like we have to “save” anything for next time. We want everyone who tunes in to listen and to chat to feel that we’re exploring the book and the conversation as richly as possible.
In addition we'll pick one or two questions as conversation starters on the Circles of Change Instagram account where everyone can comment whenever they like.
The schedule for March:
March 1- Celebrate the start of a new month, and if you haven’t started reading “Shrill” by Lindy West yet pour yourself a cozy bev and get started.
March 15- Book club discussion questions go live!
There will also be an Instagram Live Story chat over at @caseyrosereads at 7:00 pm EDT (Don’t forget that many of us switch to EDT on March 12)
March 22- There will be an in-person meeting for Syracuse readers from 5:30-7:00 at Cafe at 407. Treats will be provided, please RSVP at email@example.com, and bring a friend!
For those of you who are interested in hosting your own in-person book club we’re working on a helpful how-to guide for you!
We appreciate your interest and we’ll have more information about this soon.
Thanks for reading with us and we look forward to hearing from you!