Posts Categorized: Book Club

Book Club + Life / Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018

February 2018 Book Club Art

February 2018 Book Club Art

Any fans of the Olympics out there?? It truly is wonderful to watch the world come together in the form of athletic competition, isn’t it? In light of this special month, we chose Don’t Tell Me You’re Afraid, even though its ending is not what you’d expect – at least, certainly not what you’re hoping for. Although Samia worked tirelessly to overcome so many hardships as a young woman and athlete, there were still circumstances in the world to thwart her efforts. For those of you who have not finished yet, I’d rather not spill the beans, but keep reading! Here are some questions to think about, and further reading suggestions. Is there an Olympic story YOU have read and loved? Please share! Make sure to print off the book art done by Amelia Giller! February 2018 Book Club Art

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Book Club + Life / Monday, 29 Jan 2018

February 2018 Book Club

February 2018 Book Club

February 2018 Book Club

Hello Lars readers!  Can you believe we’re already diving into the February 2018 Book Club? Last February, the Lars team headed to Cuba, so naturally, we read about that unique, mystical country. This year, as South Korea gets ready to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, we chose an Olympic story like no other. Don’t Tell Me You’re Afraid by Giuseppe Catozzella is about a girl who loves to run, Samia Yusuf Omar. Living in war-torn Somalia, Samia struggles to train and realize her dream of running in the Olympics. Women and girls are threatened and unsafe if they are seen out of the home, much less viewed in public running in a t-shirt and shorts! This month, as you watch the world come together in an amazing way, read Samia’s story and remember the hopes, dreams, and struggles each athlete may have to face. And be sure to bring tissues.

Follow along with us on @larsbookclub, and share your thoughts on the book! We’ll have a mid-month post with discussion questions and artwork for you as well, so stay tuned.

Photography by Jane Merritt

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Book Club + Life / Tuesday, 16 Jan 2018

The Devil’s Cloth printable poster

The Devil's Cloth Printable Poster

Readers, let’s hear your thoughts! Have you been enjoying The Devil’s Cloth? It may be a small book, and it may be a very narrow topic of discussion, but it’s packed with information and abundant food for thought. We’ve got some discussion questions for you, as well as other reading suggestions (Pastoureau has written several about color!) if you enjoyed this book. We also have more amazing printable artwork for you! This month’s illustrator is Jaqueline Diedam whose work is absolutely dreamy! The Devil's Cloth Printable Poster

Check out the discussion questions and download the Devil’s Cloth Printable Poster and Bookmark! 

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Book Club + Life + printable / Tuesday, 19 Dec 2017

December Book Club Art

December Book Club Art

It’s mid-December, readers! Can you believe it? What do you think of The Crossroads of Should and Must? Did you read it in one sitting like me? 🙂 Has this been the last (or first) push in the right direction for you to accomplish a life-long dream? We hope so! Here are some questions to think on as you sip your hot chocolate or eggnog over the holidays, and check out this month’s printable quote and bookmark by Marisol Ortega! Read on →

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Book Club + Life / Wednesday, 6 Dec 2017

December 2017 Book Club: The Crossroads between Should and Must

December 2017 Book Club

December 2017 Book Club

The December 2017 Book Club book is a fun, quick, but introspective read. The Crossroads of Should and Must: Find and Follow Your Passion by Elle Luna explores the paths we take – or are too afraid to take – in our lives. What is your passion? What excites you? What calls you, so to speak? Have you always wanted to tap into your true, authentic self, but felt conflicting expectations heaped upon you? “Should” is destructive pressure placed upon us by others, while “Must” is who you are, your non-conforming, deepest desires, what will cultivate your full potential! Luna gives an inspiring pep talk in this beautiful book, and we hope you take some time to enjoy it during the holidays. Follow along @larsbookclub and be sure to stay tuned for a mid-month post with printables featuring our illustrator of the month!

Photo by Clara Sumsion Jones 

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