During COVID, some friends and I started a little book club in an attempt to spend more time reading – more like forcing ourselves, I guess. We would each propose a book, give a brief synopsis of it and vote on them – obviously reading the one with more votes – and then defining a time span for us to gather and discuss it. Like most things that started with COVID, it didn't last long, but I liked the idea of reading more.
That's why for 2024 my main purpose is to read more books. Well, at least one per month. I'm posting this here so you can hold me accountable for it and, also, because I'll be posting reviews of the books here. I'm deciding each month's book in collaboration with my friend Tony and reading them in a Kindle Paperwhite. Yeah, I know, physical media, local libraries, local economy, yada yada... but as much as I like paperbacks or hardcovers, I don't have where to put them at the moment. Also, digital copies are cheaper. Most times.
I don't really feel like gathering to discuss the books. though, but if you feel like this is something you may be interested in and you're up to buying a book a month, let me know at @scaarg on X (ex-Twitter) or on Threads and I'll share the book for the month so you can read along. On that note, January's book was Mickey7 from Edward Ashton. Good book! Review in the works. February's book is still TBD, but I'll let you know as soon as I know.
Lastly, if you come up with an interesting name for the club, let me know. Props to you if you can integrate AELO or some form of it in the branding, 'cause I simply couldn't find anything.