If you tweet, and you read, you really should share what you are reading on Friday. Using the hashtag #fridayreads, you'll enter the most enjoyable (and largest) book club I've been a part of. What I like about FridayReads is that readers, all over the world, showcase everything. There is no canon in the reads, only the sharing of stories that are touching our lives. To make it even yummier, there is no set parameter. You don't have to share a book. You can share a magazine, article, newspaper, journal - a comic book or eloquent limerick found on the back of a roll of toilet paper. Well, OK, maybe not the limerick. Unless it was really, really good.
My point is, that as a reader, we are solitary creatures. Spending hours with these fascinating characters that we fall in love with. Wrapped in their lives, journeys and evolution. Once we leave the story behind, there is a sense of mourning. A loss of not being back there - back in it.
But with FridayReads, as with all truly great book clubs, the story lives on. It is passed around the world to avid, engaging and interested readers. We have a platform to stand up for the books, written worlds and penned stories that we love. To proclaim them read-worthy, and pin our golden tweeted star on their honor.
We hand over the recommendation, and keep their memory alive and their adventuring going. Because that is what reading is really about. Sharing story, shaping lives and lifting us out of the ordinary. Take a look, it's in a book - an extraordinary new beginning.
Today's word is: expound