2010 Simple Living Book Club: the details

by Tsh Oxenreider

Tsh is the founder of this blog and just finished traveling around the world with her husband and 3 kids. Her latest book is Notes From a Blue Bike, and believes a passport is one of the world's greatest textbooks.

Just a reminder that our first selection for the 2010 Simple Living Book Club starts in just over two weeks. The book is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families, by Steven Covey.

Thanks for all your feedback the other week. After hearing your ideas and suggestions, here are a few more details for the Book Club:

• We will meet again on Thursdays. This means, however, that you can join in any time throughout the week; we will just start a new section on each Thursday. Most discussion will also happen on Thursdays, but the topics pertinent to that section will remain open all throughout the reading.

• I will open up the forums again, and that will be our Book Club’s platform. I’ll have to create a slightly tighter registration form, just to fight against the ton of spam that was on the forums last year. Sorry in advance about that. But be patient; if you’re a human and not a robot, you’ll be approved.

The rest of the Book Club selections

Without further adieu, here are the books we’ll read the rest of the year. Dates are still to be determined, but I thought it would help to announce them in plenty of time, in case you came across one of the books at a good deal.

I wanted a well-rounded group of non-fiction that would appeal to most of Simple Mom’s readers. Aside from our first book, which has a general family and relationships topic, the rest of the selections cover kids and parenting/education, food and whole living, and personal finance and responsibility.

I’m excited! I hope you are, too.

So reserve your copy of 7 Habits at your local library, buy it at a bookstore, order it off Amazon, or even do what I’m doing — listen to it from Audible (and just so you know, if you use the Amazon and Audible links presented here, you’ll help with the upkeep of the blog and the Book Club).

For the first week of 7 Habits, we’ll discuss the “personal message,” the forward, and the introduction. Then we’ll discuss a habit per week, with a final week of concluding remarks.

And again, you don’t have to sign up for the Book Club — just order the book and join in the forums when they’re ready!

I look forward to reading with you.

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  1. Woo-hoo–this looks like an amazing line up, and I’m always up for another new excuse to order a new book. 😉

    Off to check out Amazon now!

    .-= steadymom´s last blog ..Thoughts on Blogging =-.

  2. Ooh, ooh, In Defense of Food is one of my favorite non-fiction books ever, and I’ve just been *itching* to discuss it with people who have actually read it too (and aren’t just listening to me rant!). AND, in my oceans of homeschooling research, I have not yet read that John Holt book and it’s been on my list, so even more reason!

    This is very exciting, I am going to go add all four books to my “List of Books to Read in 2010.” And off to the library to get the first!
    .-= Laura´s last blog ..My Top 10 Most Dog-Eared Cookbooks =-.

  3. Picked up my copy of “7 Habits” yesterday at the library. I hope to get a jump-start on reading it this weekend!

  4. My copy is on my nightstand, just waiting to be opened tonight!
    .-= Kristen´s last blog ..Bath time! =-.

  5. I just ordered my book and I am working on my blog post. I look forward to it!

  6. Very excited to jump into this book and share comments with other moms! Thanks for making this possible!
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Are You Missing the Noise? =-.

  7. I’m excited too! My copy of 7 Habits been sitting on my shelf just waiting to be read!
    .-= Tashia @ The Household Planner´s last blog ..2010 Free Printable Calendars are Ready! =-.

  8. I’m excited to have found this this morning! I just paid down my library fines and I’m happy to put this book on hold. :)
    .-= Monica´s last blog ..Simple Living Book Club =-.

  9. That’s so great that this is the first book, because it is the first book on my “list of books to read for 2010.” Excited about reading others comments and sharing how to pass it on.

  10. I have my copy of 7 habits . I’ve been looking forward to reading it. I also have my copy of How children learn. I have been wanting to read that again. It will be nice to discuss it in the forums.
    .-= Rana´s last blog ..December 100 books a month continues =-.

  11. Great book selection! I will definitely head out to find a copy of 7 habits for families…my hubby and I are working on 7 habits for people and looove it! So eye-opening and powerful!
    .-= The Pursuit of Mommyness´s last blog ..In Praise of Stay at Home Moms GIVEAWAY!! =-.

  12. Nice post. Good to see that the 7 habits make it ways into family:-)

  13. Great selection! Can’t wait to join in. I was just going to participate for the food part (predictable, I know!) but with this line-up, I’m going to have to order all the books.

    Now…I just have to find some time to read! :)
    .-= Aimee´s last blog ..The Beef Chronicles: Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Purée =-.

  14. I’m so excited. I can’t wait to discuss these.
    .-= Claire´s last blog ..52 to Fabulous – A Good Start =-.

  15. Thanks for hosting the book club again. I read the books last year, at least all of the books that were discussed. Ironically, I ran out of time to read when the book club took a break last year, so that worked out well for me. All 4 of these books sound interesting and helpful. Looking forward to reading and participating.
    .-= Trish´s last blog ..Menu Plan Monday: 12/28-1/3 =-.

  16. I have never participated in an online book club before. I am so excited. I am ordering my books now! Will be looking for details!

  17. I recently found your blog, and I love it ! I put 7 Habits on hold through my library, and I plan on joining in the discussion. Thanks!
    .-= Earthgrlie´s last blog ..Twilight Star Shining in LittleStar Sling =-.

  18. Woohoo! A book I already own! I’ll be joining in on this one.

  19. My book arrived today from half.com, I am very excited to be part of the Book club. I recently discovered the blog, and really enjoy your philosophy.

  20. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.



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