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I have some really exciting news to share with all of you!  Ever since Scale Warfare (SW) gave me the newest book from Dr. Judith Beck, The Beck Diet for Life, I’ve known that I wanted to do something really special with it.

Being a book-lover at heart, I thought of the idea of doing a bloggy book club with SW and Seattle Runner Girl (SRG). SRG was  the one who originally recommended the book to SW, and she says that it has really changed her life. I’ve heard so many positive comments about all of the Beck books, that I knew it was time to share the information with others as I read it myself.  What better way than through a book club? (I know now that this wasn’t as creative as I originally thought, as I later discovered that there are many, many other bloggers doing the same thing.  Still, none of the blogs I read daily are doing something like this, so I still think it’s a fairly original idea).

SW, SRG, and I are going to be hosting regular Bloggy Beck Book Club posts on each of our blogs, and we hope that you’ll join in on the discussion.  Each of us is going to “host” different bloggy book club meetings on our individual blogs, which we will all announce in advance so that you can “attend,” too.

Our 1st Bloggy Beck Book Club will meet on February 25th, and will be hosted by SRG.  We want you to have read pages 1-49 of the book by then. That’s three weeks people, I know you’ll be able to do it!  I’ll make sure to remind you to visit her blog (if you’re not already a daily reader, you should be!)

Because we’re all so excited about this book club, we’ve each also decided to do a giveaway of 1 copy of the book, as a gift from us to you.  To enter my giveaway, leave a comment to this post telling me why you’d like to win the book and confirming that you’d be able to commit to participation in the book club.  (I want my gift to go to someone who is excited to read and discuss this book with us).  If your name is selected by the randomizer I use, you’ll need to provide me with your name and home address so that I can have it sent to you.  My giveaway is open to addresses in the continental U.S. only, as I want to use my Amazon Prime membership to send it to you.  The deadline to enter is Wednesday, February 10th at 5pm Pacific time. (I’ll announce the winner in a post on  Thursday, Feb. 11th).

For those who want to participate in the  book club your “homework” between now and February 25th is:

  1. Read pages 1-49 of the book
  2. Take notes, highlight, underline – just make sure that you have some ideas and insights that you will be able to share with the group in comments to a blog post.
  3. Complete all of the assignments that Dr. Beck gives on pages 1-49 (creating response cards, etc).

I can’t wait to get started reading this phenomenal and very inspiring book with all of you!

(We’ll announce the reading schedule for the remainder of the book in the February 25th post, but rest assured, we’ll give at least three weeks per section).

P.S. – today’s post is a milestone for this blog – my 500th post!


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