- Through discussion
- deeper meaning of chosen books
- Benefits of reading widely
- Improved vocabulary
- Mental stimulation for the brain
- Knowledge enhancement
- Stress reduction
- Improve memory
- Develop analytical skills
- Improve focus and concentration
- Improve writing skills
- Access to a library or bookshop
First of all, this is not about starting a bookclub. This IS a bookclub. An online bookclub.
Here is how it works.
I choose a book. I give a link to the book so you can read reviews about it. Then (hopefully) you borrow it from your local library. Then, over a month, you read the book.
Meanwhile I am busy recording lectures about the book.
Ideally you will access the course during the month, see the lectures and start discussing the book.
By the end of the month I will have a) read the book and b) filmed lectures about the book.
You will have a) read the book and b) started discussing the book by c) watching the lectures as well.
Thus you have an online bookclub!
The first book is available for discussion: The Promise by Damon Galgut. It won the 2021 Booker Prize.
You will see from the starter lectures I only talk about the themes. As you read the book – and join in the discussion – so more lectures will be added.
In December a new book will be announced and I will start preparing the lectures.
Then in January, another book etc etc
So, in this online bookclub, you will gain so many things from the reading AND the discussion such as:
Improved analytical skills
Improved focus and concentration
Improved writing skills
…and many more.
This Course description will be updated as more books are chosen.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who wishes to increase or gain the benefits as listed above