You live in Boulder. In the last 16 hours you’ve managed to get up, go to the gym, the yoga studio, for a run or flip some tires (who am I to judge how you work out?), spend nine or more hours at work, run errands, cook dinner and tidy up a bit.
If you’re a mother, then your day was likely even more chaotic than that. You finally climb into bed, pick up a book that you’ve been working on for the last 13 months, read three lines and promptly pass out with the book on your head. You’ll spend another 10 minutes tomorrow morning trying to find the page where you left off, but neglected to mark due to the aforementioned sleep.
It’s ok; most of us have been there. We want to read more — we really do. But life gets so busy that reading is the one pleasure that we can’t seem to stay awake for to save our life.
Thanks to Sharon Glassman, there’s at least one book that we won’t need to worry about falling asleep through. That’s because she’s going to read it to us while we kick back and enjoy a glass of wine or a pint of beer at Shine. The whole reading thing just got a lot easier for busy folks in Boulder.
The idea, says Glassman, was fairly simple: “I decided to turn the guilty pleasure of “not reading” into a fun art form. I’d entertain busy book fans by reading and singing from my novel-with-songs, “Blame It On Hoboken,” while they sat back and took in the story, along with some tasty, quality local food and beverages.”
She pitched the idea to Jill Emich over at Boulder’s just-off-Pearl-staple Shine and she liked the idea of combining community, performing arts and food.
Thus began the Lazy Person’s Book Club.
Much like a regular book club, it will meet once a month at Shine and the first meeting is Sunday afternoon, February 9th from 3-4 pm. The following dates are March 2 and April 6. And it’s perfecty acceptable to drive up from Denver — no one’s checking to see if you have a Boulder zip code at the door.
Sharon will do all the hard work of reading and performing; all you have to do is show up and enjoy yourself. That doesn’t seem too difficult, does it?
Photo courtesy of sharonglassman.com