Sunday, June 8, 2008

Colloquium, Anyone?

At a recent social event (Bunko), I was encouraged and excited by the discussion of books that people have been reading. I know, personally speaking, that it is natural and important to share deep truths and epiphanies that one has been blessed with through the course of reading a really great book. I have also noticed on several blogs that some of us are even reading the same books! I've been considering starting a colloquium. (The main difference between this and a book club is that the discussion in a c. is a bit higher level, and that there is usually more commitment within a c.)
The longer I homeschool (I'm on my seventh year! Yikes!!), the more I realize how important my own education has to be. I am convinced that the most effective way to inspire and motivate my children to pursue their own education is by demonstrating what a life-long learner DOES. I'm sure everyone has noticed that our kids do what we DO, not always what we SAY. That is true in all areas of life, even education!
If YOU are interested in joining, please let me know, either by posting a comment, emailing, or calling me.

7 comments:

maxwellhouse said...

Yay! I'm very much on board. I wouldn't be able to commit to a lot of face-to-face time, but I'd love to just know that I'm reading the same thing as a group of women. Thanks for pulling this together :) - Janeen

Sarah said...

AWESOME, Janeen. Typically, a colloquium meets once-a-month, which naturally gives everyone a month to complete the next book. But we can decided as a group how often we should meet. In my experience, it is not unrealistic for a group of moms to meet once-a-month.

hashbrowns said...

I would love to be part of this-- it's been my secret hope to be part of a book club for a long while now. I'm gonna ask Naomi S. if she's interested, too... we were just talking about starting a book club... I'll be the most most over-eager member-- I'm sure of it.

Sarah B.

mamaktbug said...

wish i lived closer...this is just up my alley. maybe someday! :-D

Jill said...

Hey, I would love to participate now that I'm ALMOST done with my schooling! However, I would have to be your own distant partner! Love you...it is a great idea, and I really love your paradigm about the spiritual and intellectual growth of parents...life-long learning does need to be modeled by parents!
Love, Mom

bacon lady said...

Ooh, count me in... I'd love to be a part of you intellectual book readers. I love books! But finishing them is sometimes a challenge, this will be good for me! And I'm game for a good discussion too. ~Amanda

Marie VW said...

Sign me up! Sounds great!