Tuesday, 24 July 2012 10:41

Introducing the Eco-Vegan Online Book Club!

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* Update - Beth Terry, author of Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too will be joining the club discussion, which will take place on August 22nd between 6-7pm PST (9-10pm EST) via Google+ Hangout - stay tuned for more details!

Ever since I decided to cut back on work and focus on this website and myself, I have been doing a lot of reading. And it feels unbelieveably good. A few weeks ago I accompanied my dad to the library and came home with an armful of non-fiction books on marketing, nutrition, consumerism and veganism. Each time I sit or lay down with a book outside in the summer air or inside on a rainy day I feel simultaneously relaxed and inspired. When's the last time you gave yourself this gift?

Some people read every night after work/before bed, but way too often I hear, "I wish I had time to read." Well, now I'd like to encourage you to make time for it, which is why I'm launching the Eco-Vegan Book Club! Join me and others passionate about health and sustainability as we pick a book every month and then discuss it online via Google+ Hangout. It's a great opportunity to re-commit to reading, learn more about important issues and meet new like-minded people. 

This club is free and open to everyone. All you have to do is join me on Google+ (a free social network similar to Facebook - if you have Gmail you already have an account) and let me know that you'd like to be a part of the group. At the beginning of each month I'll suggest books and the members will vote on one to read. You can order the book online, pick up a copy at the library or download it to a electronic device (I'll provide links for all of this). Then, at the end of the month, I'll schedule the Hangout (a video and audio feature of Google+) and we'll discuss it! Hope you'll join us!

The first month is this August and this is the book that was chosen via vote on my Google+ page.

A Users Guide to Plastic Free Life by Beth Terry

Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too by Beth Terry: This is the only book from the options that I haven't read yet, though I have to finish it by August 8th for a review. However, I am confident I will love it because I've been following Beth for years and she is easily one of my favorite bloggers for sources of information and inspiration. We share fervor for reducing plastic, though she has found ways to live almost entirely without it and shares all of her tricks in the book, so I can't wait to read it! It outlines the importance of avoiding plastics, which everyone should understand.

Here are some options for reading the book: 

*If you decide to purchase the book, consider passing it on to friends/family and/or donating it to your local library when you're done with it. If you're a blogger, you could also do a giveaway!
I'll schedule a Google Hangout to discuss the book around the end of the month (August 31st is a Friday). Stay tuned! 
If you'd like to discuss the book on Google + or Twitter in the meantime, use the hashtag #evgbookclub so we can all follow you! To start things off, you can write a post/send a Tweet like this: "Reading @plasticfreebeth's book about plastic-free living for the #evgbookclub and I love (insert something from the book here)"
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