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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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Parry said...

Absolutely. Count me in! I love this idea.

Lea said...

Great idea! Lovely post!
Lea

Sera said...

i want to join!

Tonya said...

Love the idea and the article! I live in Portland OR and the constant rain makes Winter seem extra long here.

Tonya

Erinn said...

This sounds delightful. I would love to participate!

Angie G Arsenault said...

Love this idea! I live in Halifax, NS and experience the same kind of icky east coast winter weather as NY. An article club gives me cozy visions of lengthy, indoor evening discussions and debates over glasses of wine. Sounds good to me! I also enjoyed the article you posted and like many of the other readers here was awed by the strength, confidence and will power this woman displayed. I have already emailed it to some girlfriends. Thanks Joanna.

Katherine said...

oh fabulous! even in NC I get the winter blues and I love to read.

Libby said...

Yes, please! Love this idea and so will my girlfriends.

Jocelyn @ Daily Moxie said...

Great article in THE ATLANTIC. "All the Single Ladies by Kate Bolick.
Here's a link: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/11/all-the-single-ladies/8654/

Honey in the Sun said...

LOVE love love that idea!! i vote it be online though considering i'm in seattle and it'll take awhile to get to NY every week ; )

Apt#34 said...

I ADORE this idea, particularly since i'm addicted to mag articles (lately i've been floored by anything from Elle UK fyi) Please count me in!!

Apt#34 said...

PS, the NYT article just totally blew my mind. Tucking away for future reference, heaven forbid I should ever need that technique

kate said...

I'm in.

That article is powerful, what strength she has to have him find his way on his own. And if his decision had been not to stay, she already knew she would be okay. She knew it. What a woman. I'd love to hear how that went from her husband's perspective.

dp said...

Here's a great article I just posted on my site. You may all be interested in...http://savvystayathomemom.blogspot.com/

Jaymie Shook said...

Great idea! I'd love to follow you as you start this experiment and try to foster my own club of friends. Thanks!

Li ♥ said...

What a fabulous idea! Unfortunately South Africa is a tad on the far side! It's summer here so will definitely have a glass of wine, with aircon going while reading your online article club!

Thanks and have a supa fab day!

zoe faith said...

Love the idea, loved the article, wrote up some thoughts here: http://www.longdistancelobsters.com/2011/10/all-single-ladies-and-gentlemen.html?m=1

Beth B. said...

I love this idea!

Stephanie Falcon said...

Loove these ideas! For me, board games totally get me through the winter! My favorite is SPONTUNEOUS (http://www.spontuneous.com/) because after a few glasses of wine some of the songs my friends come up with are hysterical (not to mention their singing lol)...that'll chase any ones blues away! ;)

Michael Horton said...

A year late, but I really like this idea. Winter is back. Again.

Beth B. said...

The article..
That would be so hard to do. It sounds like it paid off, but I am sure the 6 months while her husband was so distant seemed like years. I just don't know if I could do what she did.

kate said...

I hope you really bring this idea into a "club feel" I don't know what that means but maybe more posts, more facilitated discussions!

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