The other night at dinner, my daughters were talking about how they wanted to read a book with their friends.
Not just any book—one that nobody had read yet. A really good book, one that would be great to talk about.
And not just any book talk, but fresh, real-time, I just finished that chapter too and I wouldn’t dream of reading ahead talk, where they could finish a section of the book and immediately discuss it. Instant bookish gratification.
But how to make those conversations happen? And how to make sure nobody peaked at what’s to come?
We brainstormed a solution, and now we’re dreaming (and maybe, actually planning) our Book Club Camp for later this summer. For kids (and grown-ups?) who love to read, but actually don’t want to stay inside all summer. (Although if our temperatures hit triple-digits like they have in the past, we might reconsider this last point.)
At our cozy little Book Club Camp, for which we’re imagining a party of four, you read a chapter, discuss, and take a walk. (Maybe at the same time.) Read a chapter, discuss, have a snack. Read a chapter, discuss, throw water balloons. Read a chapter … you get the idea.
Here’s what I want to know: does this actually exist? Have you been to one? Do you know about one? What would YOU want to do at Book Club Camp?
Thanks for bookishly brainstorming with me! I can’t wait to hear your ideas in comments.