I want to take a moment to talk about two loves in my life.
I have the most wonderful book club. Ever. They are talented. Gorgeous. Smart. Funny. Well-read.
We are each other’s friends, therapists, confidants, entertainers, comediennes, companions.
We help. Push. Love. Listen. Encourage.
This makes book club fun. Interesting. Thought-provoking.
I bring up book club today because the reason we are all members – besides the reasons I listed above- is that we all have a love for reading.
I posted a few posts back, 10 Life Lessons I Learned as a Sorority Girl – Lessons learned while I was in college. What I did not mention, is that I still am a proud sorority girl. I am currently in Jacksonville, FL for our bi-annual convention. I share this because I am living and breathing the sorority fifteen hours a day for five days straight. It is similar to a User’s Conference or a Sales Conference- except with my sorority. I am a Director within this organization, so I have many responsibilities in the group.
BOOK CLUB + SORORITY
The reason I bring up these two activities together today is because I realized tonight that these two worlds that I love, have combined. Today we were shown a video for the philanthropy/charity that my sorority supports… and it is one whose focus is the embodiment of my book club: love for reading.
If you aren’t familiar with RIF, you can check out their site: http://www.rif.org/
RIF stands for Reading is Fundamental. How RIF makes a difference:
- A nation of readers become productive people who help create strong communities.
- Reading ignites the imagination and inspires learning—basic tools for success in school.
- Reading improves child development, leading to better grades and higher graduation rates.