I’m the kind of person who talks to myself when I read. I make little comments, ask questions, and muse aloud over the passages that speak to me. No matter what I’m reading, I’ve always got something to say…to myself.
And while I love to read book reviews, I’ve never loved writing them: instead, I always want to share my thoughts on books while I’m in the thick of them.
Now, I can.
I’ve partnered with Copia, a free app that allows you to read books on your tablet, e-reader, or right on your computer screen, and – here’s the really cool part – make comments and notes as you go, right in the book’s margins – to create “Meagan’s Bookshelf”, a community of thinkers, doers, and curious people to come together and talk about the books we’re reading…as we read them.
The first book we read together was The Homemade Pantry by Alana Chemila. Sign up for a free Copia account and head over to the Meagan’s Bookshelf community page, and you can see some of the discussion taking place within the book as well as in the discussion forum.
Next up, we’ll be reading The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. (Yay!) I’ve read the book before, but it’s been a couple of years at least and I’m excited to give it another go-round….this time, with my typing fingers ready. If you’ve been dying to read it but just haven’t gotten around to it yet – or if you want to give the book a second look – I would love for you to read it along with me!
Right now Copia is giving a 55% discount on the book, so you can get it for just $4.99. Remember that downloading the Copia app is free. It works on any PC, Mac, Android or iPad device, including smart phones.
If you already own the book but want to join in the conversation and give the Copia community a whirl, you can still join Meagan’s Bookshelf and jump in on the forum discussions.
I can’t wait for us to share our thoughts on this book and upcoming reading club selections (and I’d love to hear your suggestions, too.) Looking forward to seeing you on Copia!