Free Resources for Members
The Walking Book Club
Resources for your brain and your body
The Walking Book Club is a free online community designed to make exercise and activity more enjoyable, productive and fun. The only “rule” is you have to be moving to listen.
Here you will find links to previous TWBC updates, all resources, and answers to your frequently asked questions.
What is the month of August like in your neck of the woods? August will be straightforward for The Walking Book Club, but still full of goodness. I’m writing this from one of my favorite places in the world that refuels my soul. Honestly, I didn’t realize how low my...
Quick check-in this week. (We were able to jump through all the COVID hoops to travel, so we’re getting a little sun and sand before dropping two kids at college. The magic of the ocean soothes my soul and refuels the spirit.) We're wrapping up July's selections. Give...
It was another busy week for The Walking Book Club community! We hosted The Dearly Beloved author Cara Wall and narrator Kathy Keane for a book chat. Our new selections for August are announced below. Including the link to our free preview of The Night Swim! Thank you...
Frequently Asked Questions
Have questions about logistics? This is an unconventional club, after all, not to mention an innovative way to build more movement into your life. These FAQs explain it all.
Is The Walking Book Club really free?
What do I need to get started?
Is the audio book included?
Not at this time. There are a variety of platforms to access audio books. In addition, many public libraries now loan free audio books.
Here’s a comprehensive list of The Walking Book Club’s top 20 audiobook platforms as recommended by the members of our global community of book lovers in sneakers!
Do I need to participate in Facebook conversation?
Nope. Nothing is mandatory. Many participants find the discussion enhances the experience, making it even more enjoyable. Here’s what one participant says about our discussion group: “I love discussing books. I learn so much from others. We all perceive through our own lenses on the world and interpret in different ways.” The choice is yours: engage a lot or a little in our Facebook group, simply follow, join us at GoodReads or stay tuned in through email only.
What if I already read/listened to the selected titles or I’m not interested in them?
Why should I join The Walking Book Club, anyway?
The extra activity will improve your overall productivity, create physical changes in your body and cells, and even help you lose weight. In fact, walking is the number one exercise of people who have lost weight and kept it off long-term!
Much like a traditional book club, you’ll have the option to meet with us to discuss the book from the comfort of your home. You’re invited to join us, comment, and engage in our online Facebook group.
Unlike traditional book clubs, we’ll infuse our time together with health-related tips and topics. And to add a little more accountability to the mix, we’ll set monthly goals for the time you spend moving or the number of steps you take. Increase your transformation by becoming a Walking Book Club Insider and tracking your progress with special activity guides and bonuses. It’s all about getting you in action!
What if my walking environment isn’t safe? Or the weather is bad?
Do I have to walk?
I don’t use Facebook. How else can I stay connected?
Weekly emails are sent that summarize book extras and discussions. They also include free bonuses, helpful links, and tips that help make Healthy-Body Happy-Mind easier. I welcome email correspondence and do my best to reply within 24 hours. You can also connect with us on GoodReads.
How often are new selections introduced?
Do you have a list of books that you can recommend?
Can I complete the book at my own pace?
What are Sneaker Ratings?
Are there any rules?
I didn't receive my welcome email, what do I do?
Sign in to your account at Gmail.com and add email@example.com to your Gmail Contacts. If Gmail has marked emails from firstname.lastname@example.org as spam, tell Gmail the emails are not spam.
- In Gmail, navigate to the spam folder.
- Search for email@example.com.
- Select all the emails shown.
- Click More and then Not spam.
Outlook.com, Windows Live Mail, Hotmail and MSN Mail
Sign in to your account at Outlook.com and add firstname.lastname@example.org to your Outlook.com Contacts.
- Click the cog icon in the top-right corner and then More mail settings.
- Select Safe and blocked senders and then Safe senders
- Add email@example.com to the list of Safe senders
- Return to Safe and blocked senders and then select Safe mailing lists
- Add the email address of the online group you want to whitelist to the list of Safe mailing lists
Sign in to your account at Yahoo! Mail and add firstname.lastname@example.org to your Yahoo! Mail Contacts. Next, create a filter for the address:
- Mouse over the Settings menu icon and select Settings
- Click Filters and then Add
- Enter a Filter Name
- Enter email@example.com in the Recipient field
- Select Inbox as the folder to deliver the email to
- Click Save and then click Save again.
Why does this happen?
Email Service Providers (ESPs) sometimes block email from an entire server, IP address, or ISP (Internet Service Provider) to protect you from unwanted or malicious email such as phishing, scams and spam. From time to time they get a false negative, which happens when they mistake email that you want for email that you don’t want.
Are you on the Insider's List?
Become a Walking Book Club Insider and never miss an update! You’ll get all future bonuses delivered right to your inbox. It’s all about getting you in action with motivation, camaraderie, and fitness you finally look forward to.