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Online Environmental Book Club?

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Thread Starter 
This may sound dorky, but I have always wanted to be in a book club.  My biggest problem with reading is that after I graduated college, I can't seem to get through a book.  Lack of deadlines and assignments means lack of motivation in a sense.  Don't get me wrong, I have read several books since graduating, but I want to read more environmental books, and to be able to discuss them like we do on the forums here.  I need some motivation and someone to have an intelligent conversation with too!

I always see the recommended books in the Sierra Insider, but just can't seem to bring myself to reading any of them, I get through about 200 pages and then stop.  Plus the lists are pretty long and it is hard for me to decide which book.

So anyways, that was my suggestion, that we possible have a monthly recommended environmental book, and then we can discuss them if we want on a thread.

post #2 of 5
That's not a bad idea. Did you have a sort of eco-book in mind. I guess the only problem is that eco-books kind of run wild - like I love green architecture books, green kid books, and general, but am not such the fan of reading about hybrid cars or organic cooking. What sorts of books are you interested in?
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Now that I say that, I can't seem to find any! I have last months Sierra club issue and it doesn't have the little recommended book section, but there is usually a few books, some political, some documentary, some about lifestyle changes but all environment-related.

Here are a few that Sierra Club actually published:  Ecotherapy, Ancient Futures, Coming Clean - all of which I would like to read!

Know of any other groups with some good book recommendations?
post #4 of 5
I found some cool resources for you...

My problem with book clubs is that since I work in green, and write a ton of reviews, I'm sort of at the mercy of publishers and editors. I read green books all the time, but they're sent to me, and it's not as much fun anymore to read in my spare time, because I'm always looking at words, words, and more words for work. NOT that I don't love a lot of green books, but man, my eyes need a break.

Have you heard of Green Drinks? If you head to one of their meet ups, you may be able to start a local group. A local group seems like it would be motivating.
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Actually there is a Green Drinks group in my town, but for some reason it appears to be an older/wealthier group than I would fit in...I'm afraid being green is still in the "fad" phase around here.  I guess that's better than nothing.  It wouldn't hurt for me to stop by and see for myself though...
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