For new readers- Slow Readers Book Club is a book club based on the slow movement. At the time I began this, I read a few books at the same time and I wasn't able to enjoy what I really read. I need to start being a "slow" reader again. I finished Dewey the Library Cat and a few minutes later picked up Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible. The same night, I dreamt of an orange tabby cat in culottes shopping at Chanel. I knew I needed to take a moment and breathe in the books I read. I would love to actually remember them, my favorite quotes, and why I even picked up the book in the first place. I don't want it to be another number on my Goodreads list (not that it's that big anyway).
My priorities have changed over the past two years and thankfully Carly has taken over to keep this going. Here are the books you suggested! We choose one fiction and one non-fiction.
Le Cirque des Rêves, the circus of dreams, can only be visited at night. Present in the darkness and gone in the light, this mysterious and magical story that both intrigues and leaves you on the edge. Follow Celia and Marc, two illusionists, as their adversarial relationship transforms on stage, at the night circus. Morgenstern's words are carefully woven - strands of love, fantasy, and dream-like wonder complete this tale and leave the reader wanting more.
Have you ever taken a closer at your personality style? Are you an extrovert or an introvert? Cain's book explores the quietest people in the world - Introverts. Even if you don't consider yourself an introvert, Cain does a great job of helping you to understand yourself and your quieter counterparts. Did you know that 1/3 of the people you know are actually introverts? Learn and gain insight to the ways in which introverts have shaped our world, from Albert Einstein to Rosa Parks, and realize how we have adopted the "Extrovert ideal". Check out Susan Cain's TED Talk aboutThe Power of Introverts here.