Idea 8: DIY Bookclub
If you have been following these posts you will know that for the past week I have been bringing you creative ideas to do indoors during the Autumn whilst the weather is so miserable and we can’t quite bring ourselves to step outdoors yet unless we absolutely have to.
Plonking yourself in front of Netflix or the x-factor becomes a typical thing to do when it’s raining outside, but it really doesn’t bring much positivity into our lives. I love the interaction you can have by following television shows, such as following comments on Twitter whilst watching and discussing with friends. Reading doesn’t have to be an antisocial activity either. With so many websites and apps available now to discuss books and reading, it is a more social way to spend those long cold nights that you may have realised. Joining a book club does not mean leaving the house; you can join a global book club by using an app such as Goodreads that allows you to discuss and review books from the comfort of your own home.
I absolutely love the Goodreads app. You scan the barcode of your book and then can choose to shelve it for later, add it to your now reading list or review it. Thousands of book reviews are available for every book, and you can give a star rating, write your own review or even discuss with other readers. Once you have reviewed 20 books the app generates recommendations for you, so you’ll never be left wondering what to read next again. It also allows you to track your reading process and make your own ‘to read’ list.
Have a look online for an online book club, start one with your friends via Facebook or Twitter, or follow my advice and download the Goodreads app. Get reading and enjoy!