Longest post title ever? I have a lot going on there.
My Mom, Sister and I started a Book Club. My husband makes fun of us, as do the waiters when we meet at a restaurant for the book club. Let me back up by saying I was never much of a reader. I didn't like that about myself because I think people that read have a better vocabulary (SAT words much). So, it was my New Years Resolution. Unfortunately, I did nothing about it for five months because I still didn't really like books. I mean I have two kids under the age of two, I have enough junk to lug around. Then the heavens parted and I got an E-Reader. Turns out, I like reading. You can check out my Nook Covers here and here.
So to hold us accountable, and because it is more fun to talk about a book with someone else, we decided to read the same books at the same time and meet over happy hour. Sounds fun right? I know!
My old roots came out and I had to make reading journals. (Ummm... Mrs. Urban, your teacher is showing)
I though we should have a place for our thoughts. That and August just gets me excited for school supplies. My students had these when I taught elementary school but its translates well to our Happy Hour Book Club too - who knew they were so versatile :)
The Book Club Journal has three sections:
1. Think Notes- the "teacher word" for any internal dialogue or anything you are thinking while reading
2. Homework - this is just to keep up with our next readings
3. Wish List - any titles of books that we want to check out for our next read
I also printed a bookshelf on the front cover and when we finish a book. When we finish a book I print out a tiny picture of the cover to add it to our library. Precious.
Our first book that we finished together was Katheryn Sockett's The Help. We all adored the book. We were all sad for it to end.. That is the depressing thing about books, you get so "close" to the characters then BAM they are gone. (Maybe I should go back to not reading? Kidding)
As a memory to the books we love, I came up with an idea... I am going to make a quote wall. A wall in my craft room with my favorite quote from each book we read. So far I have one... haha. I am going to make a printable (you can find them under "templates and printables" on my menu bar) for each one. They might mean nothing to you and you might love them but they will be there either way.
The Help Printable
I saved it as an 8x10 so just click to enlarge, save and print.
I found the fabric tape and the background at one of my favorite blogs the Pugly Pixel.
So, what do you think of the Quote Wall? and did you love The Help as much as I did? Do you have a favorite quote from a book that I need to know about?? Do share.
Hi I'm Taylor - mom to two amazing boys and wife to one. I love sewing, family time, paper crafting, collecting vintage sheets, Mexican Food & Margaritas, photography, floral fabric, brights colors, rearranging, painting and cooking. Sit down and stay a while.