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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Articles club

Confession: I hate winter. I always get the winter blues when it's cold, dreary and gets dark at 4:30. So, in an effort to come up with fun wintertime activities, I had a lightbulb idea...

Let's start an articles club this winter! An articles club would be just like a book club, but we'll read articles. We'd all read the same story--from, say, The New Yorker or Elle--and chat over wine and snacks. It would be fascinating, timely and a much easier commitment than a book club (because, honestly, who ever finishes the book on time?:). And it would make the winter feel fun.

What do you think? Would you want to start one with your friends? I could post the articles, and we could chat about them online, too. Let me know!

P.S. I'm thinking this one for the first?

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Tobi said...

I think thats a great idea!

Ashley S. said...

This is a great idea!

rorieoconnor@comcast.net said...

i'm in!

Sara said...

What a great idea! And a great article!

Lauren said...

i love this idea and loved the article, as well.

Courtney H. said...

You're a genius. I can't wait for this to start up!

astrid irene natalie said...

oh same here... winter can get way too grey and I'm loving the articles club idea!

red green vanilla said...

What a great idea. :)

I read the article just now while my little one is asleep. The first thing that struck me when I finished was how easily it could have gone the other way. She says it was his pride that was hurt, but it seemed strange to me that his pride would recover by watching her do all of those things with the family without him.
If it were me in the husband's shoes I might feel resentful and hurt that my family could so easily go on without me being an active part of it.

I also wonder whether her husband would have paid her the same courtesy if she'd had such a meltdown.

But it was a fascinating read and I'm glad it worked out for them. :)

Notes from Holly St. said...

LOVE this idea! I jumped ahead and read the article. Fascinating! I have so many conflicting thoughts about it. I can't wait to discuss!

Jen @ A Touch of Lovely said...

what an awesome idea! i'm so in!!!

Heba said...

ohhh that would be great ,Joanna .. I'm excited already :))

http://girlynote.blogspot.com

jenny gordy said...

Yes, please. That's an amazing idea!

Jessica Frost said...

Yes, yes, yes! I agree completely! I always feel the same way during early winter darkness-I usually find myself sifting through the netflix choices before I decide nothing looks appealing, then I go to bed early. LAME! And not very uplifting either! I would much rather spend some time reading an interesting article and discussing via internet with some wine! Best idea EVER!

Meagan said...

I read that article and I loved it. If that's the type of article you want for a club, I'm in!

valenlb said...

What a lovely idea! I would love to take part :)

Alexandra said...

Fantastic idea! You are not alone; I get the winter blues, too. I'd definitely read and discuss online. Something to look forward to :-)

Lindsay said...

Such a fantastic idea! Looking forward to seeing the other articles you post. And, of course, hearing what others have to say about this recent one - I was blown away!

Jana Miller said...

Great idea...great article. That women has class and a lot of wisdom.
xo jana

Ashley R said...

That's a wonderful idea! I would love to participate, and at least have links to the articles you end up using - I'm always looking for interesting things around the web or print :)

Katie @ Chai Thoughts said...

What a great idea! I love reading magazine articles, especially ones that provide fodder for discussion. The one you posted is just amazing. Such a testament to fierce, enduring love that doesn't give in, even when it's challenged. So incredible.

J + M said...

I remember reading this article over 2 years ago? I think you had posted it, and I had read it right before i got married. Now married, it has taken on a whole new meaning. Such an inspiring article - thanks for sharing!

Coté Writes said...

This Modern Love article just floored me. I'm utterly speechless and awed by how the writer gave her husband space and patiently waited for him to love her again. What a story of strength! -Jennifer

Sarah O'Brien said...

What a great idea, I am so in!!!!

Marta said...

An articles club is a great idea!
By the way, I thought the article was great. I am neither married nor with children but I loved her approach to the predicament she found herself in.

Ana said...

Count me as the 225th person that thinks your idea is brilliant. And Modern Love! It is one of my favorite things about the SUnday paper :)

Katrina said...

Love the idea of an articles club - brilliant! (also laughing b/c I've actually read the book that this article is based on - it's FABULOUS)

T. McGee said...

I'm in for the article club. Loved the first article. Great selection.

::LYNDSEY:: said...

I'm in! I get the winter blues too and I'm in a colder climate this year. Love the idea :)

Nems said...

I'm in!!!!!

dapperblossom said...

I absolutely love that idea!

Jossie said...

Brilllllllllllllliant idea - I'm in.

As for the winter blues - go get some Vit D drops - and make sure you take them every single day. Part of the blues is the lack of sun and your body having Vit D withdrawal - can't tell you what a difference it makes.

Jenn said...

I'm in!

green dream said...

Oh yes! I have read about magazine clubs before and thought it was an inspired idea. Anxious to hear more about the online side of it...

Thanks for doing this!

Alison said...

Love the idea and loved this article.

Danielle said...

This is such a cool idea! It's perfect for all the over-worked, over-committed people I know. Also, the article? Incredible.

mimi said...

brilliant idea and a great, thought-provoking article! The notion of pride and shame is so insiduous and yet almost taboo - it's at the heart of so many of our issues, our broken egos, our guilt and shames, yet paradoxically that's the very thing that prevents us from facing up and confronting them.

you should also check out longform.org - it's dedicated to long form pieces and some of them are so mindblowing and rewarding to read. (I find the site super handy to pass the time in waiting rooms!)

Cathi said...

Fabulous idea! I was in a similar situation with my live in love years ago. He told me he didn't love me anymore and I told him to look me in the eyes and say that as I didn't believe him. He couldn't. He was scared that was what it boiled down to. 11 years later we are still together and going strong!

Fashalina aka The Hyperbalist said...

omg no way I read this article the DAY it came out, in 2009! I stalk the Modern Love column, love it. I so look forward to the newest articles. I've legit read EVERY single one. This one is definitely thought provoking....I don't know that I would have done the same!

Laura said...

I think that's a great idea, although it would have to be a substantial article. Maybe a magazine club or a New Yorker Club would give you more to talk about?

Have you heard about the new trend of Cookbook Clubs where everyone reads a cookbook and when they get together to talk about it, each person picks a recipe to make and bring? I live in New York and I really want to start one!

-Laura

http://okayiknow.blogspot.com/

Catherine said...

I want to do this!

Mia Rivel said...

Beautiful Blog

-Mia xo
http://naturezfinest.blogspot.com/

deannagabriel said...

LOVE this idea, especially since i never seen to have the attention span for books lately....

Patricia Villamil said...

That's an article of book proportions! ( great idea, I'm in)

Spinderella said...

I am in!

diane @ a spot of whimsy said...

this is a divine idea, joanna! i'm in!

Marie said...

That was an amazing article. Thank you for sharing! And an article club would be fun!

Karissa said...

view my list of ways to stay warm in winter...i think the article idea is great.

http://measuredbyvolume.blogspot.com/2011/09/winter-wonderland.html

Special Scout said...

i. am. theeeere.

Paige Broadbent said...

fab idea- count me in!

meet emily said...

i'm in!

pretty sure i'm also in love with this article.

Paola Albergate said...

Joanna, I love this idea!!!! Yay!

Raras Rumanti said...

it's an inspiring article, and it boosts my strength. thanks for sharing. can't wait for the discussion to spur.

Katie said...

That sounds pretty cool! I guess it's sort of an abbreviated book club? Either way, I'd love to see the articles and the discussion, even if I like winter enough to not need the cheering!

Joanna Goddard said...

thanks for all these comments and enthusiasm!!!! i am PSYCHED!!! and jossie, awesome point about the vitamin d drops, am going to buy some tomorrow :)

Aja Lake [the gold hat.] said...

genius. munson's story was a great read. i'm in!

That's Moi! said...

great idea. I'm in!! Caryl from www.heycaryl.blogspot.com

Che said...

I love the idea of an articles club! :] especially one that begins with a modern love story. I'm obsessed with that section.

Clara said...

I love this idea! Can't wait to curl up in bed and read the first article . xoxo

Nichole said...

This is great! I read this article around the time it came out, and it still brings up such strong feelings!

Rebecca Campos said...

wow! I'm super jealous! Wish I lived nearby so I could join this article club! I'll totally be part of the online one!!

Great idea, Joanna! ;)

East Coast-er Momma said...

Fabulous! I was trying to get a book club going online with my FB followers, but no takers! Fine, I'll just join you, over hot cocoa or black tea, twix and the best lemon loaves. Let's read!!

Finley said...

I'm in! I love this idea! Who has time to read an entire book when you work full time with a toddler, anyway?

Christine in Toronto said...

I could not love this more.

Finley said...

Oh, I read this article a couple years ago. It's great!!

judy gal said...

Brilliant idea!! And a very thoughtful choice as a beginning...

Thank you..looking forward to the next article.

keenr said...

Great idea! I can probably happily pass the winter writing essays about those modern love essays :)

Liz said...

I lovelovelove this idea and I loved that article!

Lexi said...

I'm not married or in love for that matter....but I can still relate. I don't know how I feel about the article but it made me think and definitely opened my eyes...

Miss Becca said...

I'm in! I love the idea, and what a fantastic article to start with!

erin said...

yes indeed. fantastic idea. i'm in.

Runway Hippie said...

I would do this in a heartbeat!

xx,
Sonia

http://RunwayHippie.com

Monique said...

count me in!

rebecca... said...

,,,i love winter and i love this idea!(smile),,,please count me in,,,

fleur_delicious said...

getting my phd in theatre history (and teaching a play analysis and styles course) means that every weekday is like an article club for me. I have to say, one of the best ways to fight the winter blues is to keep busy and do interesting things! I wonder if you will find your article club inspires all kinds of additional thoughts/ideas/inspiration - I know that as I hit the end of each quarter, I'm usually exploding with ideas in all areas of my life - and my breaks are always incredibly full of creative release. I really do think that cultivating your mind has positive results in all areas of life!

Priscilla said...

Hi Joanna, I think it's a great idea, here is an article I read recently that made me cry, and I'm not even a mom yet.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/16/opinion/sunday/notes-from-a-dragon-mom.html?_r=1&src=tp&smid=fb-share

I will definitely be looking forward to what articles turn up!

Jenn said...

Sounds like a genius idea to me!

Grandma Kathleen said...

I really like the articles club. and i just read that article---i'm ready to discuss it now.....

adele said...

Yes! I love talking about articles!

adele

Kristina said...

Sounds great to me! I love the first article. So honest and real. We can beat winter together!

Girlie Blogger said...

I read magazines more than anything else, so I think this is a great idea. If I can join, then please sign me up.

www.geekettegazette.com
www.thegirlieblog.com

SSF said...

Yes, please! We're moving to Seattle (very sudden)from the sunny Bay Area smack in the middle of their dark and gloomy Winter. I don't know a soul there and I love where I live now, so I'm terrified. I will need the distraction and stimulation!!

K said...

I'm in! What a good idea.

This story is so interesting. I don't know if I could forgive my husband if he did that. It seems like she was right, he was having a hard time, but how did she ever trust him again? Would she think that this could happen again? A good read. An interesting read, definitely modern love.

Diana said...

What a fabulous thought, Jo! I would love to get involved in a cyber discussion. Living in Utah, in-person discussions would be a bit difficult for me.

carte r4 ds lite said...

What an great idea. I really like your idea of article club in a winter session. You just start this, we all have supports to you.

Salut, Shoshana! said...

I'm in!

Maria said...

This is a great idea! I've read that article before and when you first read it it's SO shocking. What a brave, resilient woman for being able to get through such an ordeal unscathed. I don't know what I would do in that situation...

Maria xx
www.cheekypinktulip.blogspot.com

Jenni Austria Germany said...

this is so creative. i love this idea. it's much more realistic than a book club, isn't it?

TINA said...

Världens bästa idé! I'm in!

gabrilea said...

Great idea! We have very cold winters !!!! It might help me to survive :DDDDDDD

Anonymous said...

Wow, I read Laura Munson's book this summer which was truly wonderful. I really admire her for her Zen-nes and courage.
I would never ever ever have stayed with my husband if he left me like that. I learned a lot from the book, but would not let myself be treated like a doormat. Respect to Laura. Everyone does things differently. There are bound to be problems in marriages but both have to be committed to fixing them, not just one person.
I love the idea of the article club!!!

Sarah O'Brien said...

What a great article, what a strong and courageous woman!!! I'm certainly not married but she has given me the strength I need in my own relationships. Thank you for posting the article. I am so interested in this potential article club, I'm actually giddy about it :)

3unhps said...

That's a great idea!!! I love reading articles! but its hard to find good ones!!!!

Anonymous said...

I loved the article! Thanks for sharing!

Lilacs In May said...

Me too (about winter, and sad..) great idea, I'm in!

Lilacs In May said...

wow, what a great article, very thought provoking.

Mills (héron + hibou) said...

It's a great idea and a wonderful first pick for the article!

Mrs A said...

Great idea! I live in Greece and i am a little bit far to join a book club. This on-line idea is fantastic.

Liz said...

Jo, you're speaking to me! Living through my first proper autumn (as in Berlin autumn not Sydney autumn) soon to be first proper winter and the blues are kicking in.
Please do an online version though as english speaking friends are few and far between atm.
Great idea! x

Jehane said...

Brilliant idea Jo!! You're such a clever cookie...very interesting first article too

Kate said...

I'm in.

JAntoinette said...

Brilliant! I'm in. I can't handle the pressures of a book club (I read for fun, throw in a deadline to finish a book and it sucks the joy right out), but articles I can do!

Keri @ Blue-Eyed Runner said...

LOVE the idea and just read the article. It was fantastic. Thank you! I want more!

LB said...

This is an excellent idea. I want in!!

Rita Bee said...

This is a great idea! I will definitely suggest it to my friends! Thanks.

Anna Skrein said...

This is a really interesting article & concept about modern living.. I'm really looking forward to seeing the doc too. have a read http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2011/oct/09/joyce-vincent-death-mystery-documentary

When Pigs Fly said...

Great idea! I'm already in a book club and can't keep up so an article would be terrific. Let's do it online.

Melanie said...

Love this idea! As a new mom whose up every 3 hours feeding/ pumping - knowing I have something to read/discuses with adult- makes me smile:)
The article really made me think. At first I was yelling in my head "Get the lawyer!!! Make him pay for doing that!!!" buy as I continued reading, her theory made sense. I see it with my husband- when my awesome partner turns snappy and mocking - often ill turn to him and say, " I don't know what's really making you stressed but you won't take it out on me, figure it out or decide if you want to talk about it" and I'll walk away. A couple hours/ next day he's my husband again and filling me in on what's on his mind. Koodos to her for being able to get through the "I don't love you anymore" - I don't know how she managed to keep her composure.

Lauren E. said...

i love it! and i read the first few paragraphs of that article and almost cried at my desk... adding wine to the mix might make this a highly emotional discussion... and i want it. :)

Sascha said...

What a great idea!

Debbie said...

I'm on... I don have anyone to talk about my magazine addiction...

Anne said...

Brilliant!! I'm definitely in! Let us know details :).

Anonymous said...

Perfect! Count me in from Istanbul, Turkey!
Already read the first article and was moved by it.
Aydan.

Sarah Bradley said...

I love this idea! I've read the article and am excited to hear other people's thoughts!

Cait said...

What a great idea! An article club is so much more realistic than a book club. I just read the article and was so moved. Great choice.

brooke said...

i love this idea. it is perfect for busy people who still want to feel stimulated/cultured. thank you. please do it online!

Lauren said...

Wow, that article is very thought-inspiring!! I'd love to hear what other people think! Will you be doing this in some kind of forum or via comments? Either way I want in!

meryl judith said...

Ooh please do. I've fallen off my book club bus and find myself needing words during my day when I'm not entrenched in a novel in the evenings at home. It has involved lots of NPR, and I would very much welcome a place to find some compelling reading material that doesn't take more than 5 minutes from my work day. Good idea!

Ancarol said...
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Ancarol said...

This good idea going to be warm the witer : )Wish I could joying .

T.London said...

Daaaamn Joanna that is such an amazing article! I really admire Laura's strength, bravery and positivity. If I ever am put into a similar situation, I just hope I remember this article and have just as much love in my heart as Laura does. Cheers for that :)

Molly @thewaffler.com said...

I'm in! And I love The New Yorker -- an article club will help me stay current with it. Great idea!

mosey said...

This is a fabulous idea, and what a first article to introduce it with! That woman is incredibly brave. I can't imagine being that strong but I guess we all do things we can't imagine ever doing... at some point.

Michelle Meltzer said...

It's a great idea.

I actually re-read the NY Times Modern Love piece that you linked. I reminds me that you can't know how life will turn out or what you'll do in that situation though I hope I'm as levelheaded as the author.

Ali Masterson said...

Love this idea! I work in the city and live in the 'burbs so feel like I don't have time to do a book club...too much pressure to read a full book. But an article? This I can handle.

And I just finished reading the one you suggested and really enjoyed it and I have a feeling I won't be able to stop thinking about it.

Ingrid said...

Love the idea, loved the article! (I've lived through that same experience in my marriage, with a husband who is sometimes depressed and takes it out on me. I, too, have learned not to take it personally, and give him space until it passes, when he becomes my beloved husband again. It's hard. This article really resonated with me.)

Pink Princess said...

This is a wonderful idea! Count me in!! Going to start reading the first one now!

red bird said...

Love the idea...just read that article in like 2 minutes...tears. Thank you for sharing. I loved the author's honesty and strength. I am not sure I could do that were I in her position...

Anonymous said...

Yes, please!! I think it is a brilliant idea. Doing an online version would be great for me too! Thank you!

Pink Princess said...

Just finished the first article! When do we start?

MCC said...

Love this idea! The article you just shared was provocative and interesting. As someone going on 5 years of marriage, it's a very different road than you might think before you start out on the journey. That being said, I wouldn't want it any other way. Lots to think about with that article. Looking forward to other ones you suggest!

Lauren Haupt Estes said...

Sounds like a great idea. One of my favorite things to do on Sunday is read Modern Love, I'd love to hear others' thoughts on some of the articles that just get passed by sometimes.

elena said...

wow. that article. intense.

Kierra said...

I love that idea.

I just breezed through that article and it was so inspiring and made me tear up. What a way to look at something that could be devastating. Thanks for it, and I can't wait to read what others you have in store!

britrish.com said...

Fantastic idea! I'm in!

Stephanie said...

that article made me cry. and think.

thanks for sharing.

hello, Friday said...

This is such a wonderful idea. Thanks for organizing it! xoxo
http://hellofridaybypaik.blogspot.com/

Stephanie said...

I adore this idea, Joanna! The article you posted is so moving and encouraging. Our culture is so bent towards immediate personal satisfaction that it can be difficult to decipher our feelings and determine a course of action. It can even seemed that we are all doomed for divorce no matter how wonderful our current situation is. I so appreciate the author's honesty and your willingness to open up new ideas to your readers. Just wonderful.

Jamie Lee said...

Sounds like a great idea! Let's do it!

Liz said...

My girlfriends and I are doing this!! We LOVED the idea. Thanks a bunch for sharing :)

Anna Claire said...

Love this! And it will be guilt-free because I never ever finish the book on time...

Nems said...

I read it! So good. Can't wait to discuss!

~ AKM ~ said...

Brilliant. And what a way to start - This is one powerful and fascinating piece. Thanks for posting... And keep it comin'!

Jenny said...

I'm in!

Emily said...

oh, this sounds awesome! I love hearing what others have to say - and finding new articles I might otherwise never know about!

Anonymous said...

I like how you think! :)
Let's do it!

Sofia said...

I'm ready! ;)

Whit said...

Fabulous idea! Please do it! I would love if you posted the articles on the blog. A virtual article club would be so fun this winter!!

Dana said...

I´m in! if you link the articles cause i can´t get the new yorker here!

Sarah Pugliese said...

Great idea! I'm there.

Fashionably Wed said...

I love this idea! So want to do this!

Sharon said...

Oh, now that's a brilliant idea, love it! Keep me posted :-)

callie said...

absolutely! i'm in!

Renata Mentor said...

Loved the idea! And I already read the article. Very interesting!

Nina said...

And I looove winter and getting cozy inside! I love long nights. It's so romantic! Joanna I love the idea, sign me up! XO

Carried Away said...

Great idea and great article. I love it, i'll have to start something like this :)

http://thebookoffaces.blogspot.com/

ilona said...

Such an amazing idea. And such a fantastic article. It really had so many hard truths, but yet was really hopeful. I'm going to propose my book club do an article instead over the holidays when we are all pressed for time!

Brandy said...

Definitely in favor and I loved the article. Such a great alternative to the immediate divorce. But, it takes a woman who is secure in herself. And, that isn't easy.

snsnsnsibility said...

I love the idea!!! I'll keep checking back...and I may have to start an articles club with some of my friends!

Heather B (HomemadeMom) said...

That article was amazing! I'm astonished at her resolve. I can only hope that I can learn to apply that lesson in my own life when my children are misbehaving. Thanks for sharing!

t.turney said...

1) this is a great idea. I'm in grad school so I have no time for an actual book club and I have severe jealousy toward friends who can be part of one and read things that aren't overpriced 8th edition textbooks.

2)I'm in a marriage and family therapy program and so I absolutely love this article. What a perfect example of extending grace and sitting in the uncomfortable hardships life brings our way with those that you love. Thanks for posting!

l i n d s a y said...

I LOVE that idea. And that article was really good!

Anonymous said...

That article helped me and my boyfriend through a terrible period in our relationship. About 3 years in we broke up because he "just wasn't feeling it anymore" and said he wanted to be single again. I was baffled by these vague reasons he was giving me but I moved out, crushed. We remained friends and were still in contact almost every single day for about three months. During that time I read that article and decided to just wait it out but still be up front about my feelings for him. Low and behold, he came back to me. One day, things just clicked back from friendship to relationship. We moved back in together and have had three more very happy years together. In fact, we are happier now than ever before.

thinkpriddy said...

I'm in! that article was amazing!

ElleB said...

Can I just say you are the sweetest person ever? To not only accept but embrace my all-encompassing SAD which envelopes my life from November-March, and also my proclivity towards dragging out that last chapter of a book for MONTHS (whether it is because I am in love with the book or in fear of the challenge of finding my next great read)? And perhaps make me feel like I am not the only one? I. Love. You. xo

Audrey said...

I have a newborn and don't know that I could devote time to a club BUT I read the article and it's amazing. That is so selfless and true love. Will definitely be sharing it with others....and will keep that in mind in case it should ever happen to me or someone I love.

Laura said...

Ah, for a sec I thought you meant in person and I got all excited! I'd even trek in to Manhattan from Brooklyn. Meet some other NY moms. But then probably 300 people would show up. No good... It's a great idea though!

Jenny said...

Best idea ever! Gives me a legitimate excuse for constantly telling people what I just read in the New Yorker...

cait said...

Wonderful idea!! Would be great to do a Twitter chat to discuss everything together.

Chessa! said...

this is a fantastic idea! I hate to admit this but I haven't read a book from beginning to end (other than Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child and that was only the relevant parts) since I had Lucia.

If you're looking for people to join you for the wine drinking I'm just downtown from you and would love to join! :) yay

Libby said...

Great idea! definitely do online - I'm in!

Darci said...

Sounds good - sign me up

Sarah Lu said...

that article was great, and this is a wonderful idea! Please post more articles from your club :) <3

eva said...

count me in! i'm in greenpoint, brooklyn, so i would be most delighted to partake. article idea: the latest atlantic cover story: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/11/all-the-single-ladies/8654/

a fascinating read.

Nicole said...

I love the idea. And it's so strange you picked that article. I read it a couple of years ago and it has stuck with me. I'm still not sure what to think. I would love to talk about it with some other ladies.

Jenny said...

Great idea!

la femme said...

Brilliant! I'm addicted to The New Yorker and The Atlantic - it would be so great to discuss the articles (especially as the weather turns, and more time is spent warm indoors...)

Scribbles and Books said...

I love this idea. I'm in and great first article choice! Lots of thoughts buzzing around my head on this one!

Debbie said...

Lovely idea...I'm in too! It's like a mini-book club.

dagmara said...

followed by this one maybe?
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/11/all-the-single-ladies/8654/

mariefrance said...

Sooo needed that article right now! I did you know?! Just that one paragraph actually, the one about pride... I Do need to feel proud of me... let's find out how!!! thank you!

jdawg said...

great article!

I'm Ali said...

Hi Jo. I loved this article! With everyone disposing everything from their marriage to their leftovers so much... its great to know there are people still staying strong. She's not a weak woman she was just staying strong for her husband when he couldn't which is what marriage is about. It's not always 50/50 but 20/80 or 40/60. I'm not married and am single but I know thats what it takes! I think its a great idea to do the articles club because you're right, books are sometimes too much of a commitment and then you end up feeling shitty when you don't finish. Love the idea & I'll be joining in!

Leslie said...

Amazing idea! I'm definitely going to start this with my girlfriends!

JFUNK said...

I just sent that article to 5 of my fave girlfriends who I know will just die over that article---it is timely. I'd forgotten how articles can be the best novels in less than 5 mins. I feel inspired..."Happiness comes from Within, relying on any other equation can be lethal." Great idea!--please continue!

Liz said...

Wow. 384 comments. I wish I could read them all because that article was AMAZING and I'm curious what others thought of it. Great call Jo. Brilliant as usual.

Jennifer Bridges said...

I'm in! I will read any article. even I can find that time. how will we discuss?

Kate said...

I think this is a great idea and am starting my own with some girlfriends! I am thinking that we will read this article:
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/11/all-the-single-ladies/8654/2/

stephanie said...

great idea! sounds like fun; count me in! :)

emily said...

yes please. great article. i've learned a lot already.

Heldine said...

I am interested in joining your online article club. :) I might fall out every once in a while because of school, but reading that article you posted was nice, and it would be fun to talk about it with others.

Anonymous said...

Super idea. Count me in!

-Penelope

holly@hvhinteriors said...

I'm in! Your first article suggestion got me. It is a great article and I think it would be fun to get my friends here in Germany in on it and then discussing online would be fun too! Wonderful idea ;)

Basil B said...

Count me in! Great idea and a great way to connect with other people.....x
basilbe.blogspot.com

Dalz & Rox said...

Hi, we're just starting out a food/culture blog written by two hilarious girls in college, and would love it if you would check us out! We adore your blog, and it would mean the world for us if you looked at it (and maybe followed us?)

xoxo,
Dalz & Rox
http://twogirlsonekitchen.tumblr.com/

lauralcharles said...

Genius. I'm in!

madilla said...

I love to read! So I'm in!

dp said...

I shared this fantastic idea with all my friends at www.savvystayathomemom.blogspot.com

Adri said...

This really is awesome, though based on the number of readers you have, it may be more like a forum, I suppose.
Also, it is REAL thoughtful that you suggested online articles, so foreigners can participate easier.!
:)

annalyn said...

Love this idea! I am always struggling to find time to read a book, but would love to read an article and discuss. Please do start a club!!!

Parry said...

Absolutely. Count me in! I love this idea!

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