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  1. Iphios
    July 15 @ 5:11 am

    This is true. I think that’s why a lot of readers make blogs or join book clubs, its for conversation. I find this interesting as I just recently asked a friend of mine if she wanted to read the same book and talk about it. There’s nothing like sharing that experience and being able to exchange ideas about a book, especially good ones that inspire conversation.

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    • Jessica Manuel
      July 15 @ 11:34 am

      Exactly. I’m both surprised and thankful for the huge community of readers on Instagram. I’ve met so many great people reading the same books as me. What book are you reading with your friend?

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      • Iphios
        July 15 @ 11:54 pm

        It’s called Puddle Jumping. It’s YA and about a teen with Aspergers. It got my interest as I work with children with special needs. We have a few lined up in hope to diversify our reading.

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  2. mitchteemley
    July 15 @ 7:18 am

    I’ve never been part of a reading group. But my wife and I have been reading aloud and discussing books with one another since we began dating 32 years ago. It’s one of the joys of my life.

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    • Jessica Manuel
      July 15 @ 8:37 am

      I think reading with your spouse is a way to love and serve them. My husband is more my consistent reading partner, and the one person I want to connect with in these ways more than any other. I’m encouraged to hear it’s been a lovely journey for you as well!

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  3. Sky Renee Erickson
    July 15 @ 10:44 pm

    With the big move coming up, I’ve been thinking about ways to maintain old, and make new friendships. Reading partners are exactly what I need in my life. I’m so very grateful to you for allowing me to be one of your reading partners. Thanks for feeding my brain!

    On House of Leaves: I can’t get over how mind-blowing it was to hear Audrey hum “When Johnny Comes Marching Home.”

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    • Jessica Manuel
      July 15 @ 10:50 pm

      I know! I’m planning on writing a whole post about our meeting last week. That moment didn’t fit into intellectual, emotional, or spiritual because it was exactly what you said- completely mind blowing.

      I really want to keep reading books with you after you move. We’ll come up with a plan and try to make it happen!

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