Heart and Soul 🌷
Hope everyone had a Cupcake Moment or two this past weekend!
The Walking Book Club savored a bunch!
On Saturday, we held our second Heart and Soul book chat.
After the success of our chat with New York Times #1 bestselling author Jenaine Cummins and narrator, Yareli Azremndi, the idea of combining deeper discussion with a philanthropic effort took root.
Our second conversation was held in support of The Whitney Plantation Museum in conjunction with The Book of Lost Friends discussion.
The dialogue was enriched tenfold by Ashley Rogers, executive director of the museum, who was gracious enough to join us. It was truly a gift to be able to learn from an expert in slavery in the South. She educated us on the history of slave names, the role and heartache of female slaves, and the important work of the museum.
“The Whitney Plantation Museum is the only plantation with an exclusive focus on slavery,” Rogers shared.
The NYT bestselling author of The Book of Lost Friends and Before We Were Yours popped in and shared how her family’s roots in education influenced the character of Benny.
I’m still savoring the conversation.
I’m also thrilled to announce that Lisa Wingate will be returning for our third Heart and Soul book chat to support Feeding America, which supplies food banks nationwide, on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. EDT, 11 p.m. GMT.
Other important updates for The Walking Book Club:
July 2020 TWBC Round
Our new round starts today and the group selections are pictured here. Pick one, or all three, or something completely different if these don’t grab your interest. Just be sure it motivates you to move and engages your mind and body.
Now is the perfect time to invite a friend or two to join you.
By the way, unbeknownst to me when the audiobooks were selected, The Dearly Beloved and Godshot have themes of faith, which could make for a lively discussion if you can do both.
FYI, Cara Wall will be joining us for our chat on her book, The Dearly Beloved.
Please join our #milesandminutes just-for-fun challenge to circumnavigate the globe.
Keep track of your miles, kilometers, steps or active minutes to help us symbolically visit our members all over the world!
Hope to see and connect with you in our discussion group.
The Walking Book Club Online Discussion Groups
SUN, JULY 19, 2020
Book Chat with author of The Dearly Beloved, Cara Wall
04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
The Walking Book Club Update
Next Heart and Soul Book Chat
February 7th, 5:00 pm EST Heart and Soul Book Chat with Sadeqa Johnson, author of The Yellow Wife to benefit the Sacred Burial Ground Project .