REaD Threads

An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but will never break. ~ Chinese Proverb

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These are some of the lovely, intelligent women in my book club (two others were absent when this photo was taken).

The inspiration for our book club name is based on a wonderful children’s book The Red Thread written by, Grace Lin.  The story is based on an ancient Chinese belief that an invisible, unbreakable red thread connects those who are destined to be together. The story is about adoption, but we thought it would be a great name for our little group.

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We celebrate Christmas.

We have quite diverse backgrounds ~ a former actress, an artist, teachers, and a realtor to name a few.

We hail from New York, Massachusetts, Georgia, Oklahoma, California, Alabama, and both Virginias.

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We celebrate births!

We all love to read which is why we were attracted to each other in the first place.

We actually talk about the book that was chosen that month. Several of these books have caused us to step completely out of our comfort zone. (Which is a good thing.)

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We have lively book discussions.

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We do lunch and shop.

We have shared many things together over the past few years ~ deaths, births, joys and sorrows, much laughter and even a few tears (some of sorrow, but mostly laughter ~these gals are hilarious!)

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We play trivia, attend plays, and go to concerts.

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We celebrate our friendship.

This is a treasured time in our lives.  We all know that it will end one day, but for now we anticipate and enjoy this monthly meeting.  I am so very thankful that one of my red threads connected me with these absolutely wonderful women.

17 thoughts on “REaD Threads

  1. Love the name! I was in a book club once in our church! It was wonderful! Hopefully when we get off the road from traveling full time, I’ll connect with other women who love to read!
    Thanks for following my personal blog. It’s not a simple active as our travel blog!

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  2. No, it really only has to do with the Chinese Proverb concerning a red thread and how it connects those who are destined to meet no matter what the circumstance. The gals in my book club are great examples of this proverb. We have had some members come and go due to various reasons, but even though they are no longer active members we still keep in touch with them. One of our creative members came up with the pun (?) and changed red to REaD (since it is a book club) and the Threads part signifies our connection. A long winded answer to your question, sorry! LOL!

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      • Yesterday was not a good day for me- was feeling low and down in the dumps. I was praying that I needed to read something good, not one blog post from one person but a series of good blog posts from one person ( this is how I usually read blogs) and believe it or not, after hours of praying, I was led to your blog.
        I especially enjoyed your post on your guardian angel called Stephen.
        Susie

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