Virtual Book Circles
The TIME AWAY book circles are a different kind of Me First!
In our book circles we read the books of wisdom teachers and thought leaders to take a pause from our normal routine, connect with kindred spirits, share in depth in a safe and sacred space, and become more fully expressed as a unique woman.
We take time away to share our stories, our celebrations, our challenges. We practice visibility and vulnerability, and use what we’re expressing to energize and manifest in our lives beyond the book circle.
What are participants saying about the Time Away book circles? The Time Away Book Circle is…
…precious and powerful and living in the middle of happiness
…time away from stress and overwhelm and the busyness of life
…where we can stop pretending to be someone we’re not
…a place to talk about progress and be more aware of what’s happening
…a space to leave superficiality behind and dive deep to define what we want
…holding true to an agreement to accept each other for who we are
…a place to be held by women rather than holding other women
…manifesting possibilities and ‘coincidences’ in life beyond the circle
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“This is not a typical kind of book discussion group. While it’s not going to be imposing or demanding, it will call things out of you.” Karen Tax (Listen to Karen’s message.)
“There’s nowhere I’d rather be every other Friday morning then with this group in this book circle. Jump in.” Alison O’Connor (Listen to Alison’s message.)
Do You Have Questions About Time Away Book Circles?
These are the most commonly asked questions about the book circles and how they work.
1. What is a virtual book circle?
We meet using Zoom videoconferencing so you can join from anywhere in the world. Webcam or phone and internet connection are the only requirements.
2. How much time is involved?
Each session is approx 75 minutes, and the frequency is every two weeks. Sessions can number from 8 to 12 sessions depending on the book.
3. When do you meet?
One group meets at 9 am Pacific on Fridays. A second group meets either Tues or Thurs evenings (according to group agreement before the start) at 5 Pacific, 8 Eastern.
4. What if I can’t come to a call?
Everyone in the group has access to the recording of the call, whether you attend or not.
5. How many women in each group?
To be sure that everyone gets to participate, the maximum number of women in each book circle is 8.
6. Is there a fee?
You can participate for free. However, if you find the circle has value for you, you can offer a love donation during the circle or after it’s complete. No one is excluded if no fee is paid.
7. What are some of the books you’ve already read?
We tend to focus on books authored by women, although that’s not written in stone. Some of the books we’ve read already are:
- Pussy, A Reclamation by Regena Thomashauer
- Evolutionary Relationships by Patricia Albere
- Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown
- Outrageous Openness by Tosha Silver
8. Do you ever have men in your book circles?
We have had a man join us at his partner’s request for one book. Generally though, the answer is no. Though men would definitely benefit from book circles, the Take Time book circles are meant to be a safe space for women to be seen and heard, and to take time away from the male gaze.
Ready to be part of a Time Away Book Circle and make friends for life? Add your name to be notified for the next circle.
Katherine does a fabulous job of leading book circles. As a convener leader, she expertly brings together members of the group in such a way that makes it easy to trust, open up, and share. Meetings are both a deepening of relationship and an opportunity to look at content in depth. No boring book circle here, rest assured! She has intriguing questions tucked in her back pocket, and these questions successfully spark a volleying of ideas and reflections if it hasn’t already happened organically – but probability is high that it’s already happened organically. I’m thankful for the experience.