Book Interrupted

Welcome to Book Interrupted, a book club for busy people to connect and one that celebrates life’s interruptions.

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September 13, 2021 00:36:49
From the Ashes Episode 1

From the Ashes Episode 1

The Book Interrupted women begin their first conversation on their Series 7 book choice: “From the Ashes: My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding My Way” by Jesse Thistle. Each member expresses individually how they feel either before reading or beginning to read “From the Ashes”, then they continue the discussion into a group chat. Through the topics of reconciliation, appropriation, the Indigenous experience, community and interconnectedness, they talk about their lives, inspired by the words of Jesse Thistle Discussion Points: Reconciliation and being an ally How books can come to you at the right time Spirit animals and appropriation  Community and interconnection Responsibility and Rights Individualistic versus collective We’re all interconnected and related  Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted: Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group From the Ashes: My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding My Way by Jesse Thistle White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin Diangelo IndigenEYEZ The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz Untamed by Glennon Doyle ...

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September 06, 2021 00:25:32
Sapiens Episode 6

Sapiens Episode 6

Concluding their series on “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari, the women discuss fan responses, preppers, Disney princesses, horror, life insurance, and a whole lot of zombies. Discussion Points: Responses to fan comments on social media Lia’s caricatures of the group members  Shut up statements - “I’m just being honest” Goosebumps and Fear Street books Zombies and the Zombie Apocalypse Preppers and go bags Life insurance  Suicide is a mental health issue Disney Princesses Long term relationships Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted: Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari Nonviolent Communication Artwork by Lia Macbean - caricatures of the members Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships by Marshall B. Rosenberg Goosebumps Fear Street The Walking Dead World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks 28 Days Later Shaun of the Dead Michael Jackson’s Thriller Artist Imagines What Would Happen If Disney Princesses Visited A Psychotherapist by Maria Guadarrama 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari ...

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August 30, 2021 00:51:22
Sapiens Episode 5

Sapiens Episode 5

Did the women finish reading “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari? They wrap up their discussion on the book and share their final book reports. Topics include: doctor Google, cyborgs, conspiracy theories, critical thinking, journalism, admitting they don’t know everything, and how our search for “likes” and “stars” influence our public behaviour.    Discussion Points: Did everyone finish reading Sapiens? Fake it until you make it—has the internet taken away our ability to admit we don’t know something? Using doctor Google versus relying on experts Trusting people who admit they are wrong Lack of funding for journalism and how can we find news sources we trust? Is critical thinking a good thing? Conspiracy theories Are scientific studies biased? Cyborgs and you Searching for “likes” and “stars” and how it influences our behaviour  Targeted advertisements from our cell phones listening to us Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted: Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari Black Mirror The Matrix 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari Inside Out by Demi Moore ...

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August 23, 2021 00:26:47
Sapiens Episode 4

Sapiens Episode 4

Happiness is the feature topic of discussion in this episode of Book Interrupted. Continuing the chats on “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari, the women talk about their own search for happiness in their lives and the struggles they’ve had along the way. Peppered in are superheroes, I Dream of Jeannie, the pronunciation of the letter “Z” and whether Kim could be a lizard person in disguise. Discussion Points: The importance of our ancestors Happiness does not depend on objective conditions, but rather depends on the correlation between objective conditions and subjective expectations Depression Happiness isn’t the destination, it’s the journey Finding contentment just with self and being Would we recommend the book? Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted: Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari “A” You’re Adorable by Sharon, Lois & Bram Back to the Future Eckhart Tolle Armchair Expert I Dream of Jeannie  ...

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August 16, 2021 00:42:55
Sapiens Episode 3

Sapiens Episode 3

In this episode of Book Interrupted, the women continue their discussion on “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari and share their personal journals while reading the book. Among other topics, they chat about: the word ‘natural’ and body modifications; the extinction of big animals; gossip and stories; sociopaths; and the transition of power from family and community to the market and state.   Discussion Points:   Personal journals There is no ‘natural’ way of life Shut up statements, like “I’m just being honest”, or “it’s natural” Body modifications, botox, tattoos, and getting breast implants in honour of your grandparents Human rights as a human construct The human flood - the extinctions of big animals The importance of stories and their ability to slowly change the world Local gossip versus fake news Sociopaths Giving power to the market and states, instead of your family and community Individualistic societies     Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted:   Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari Whole Brain Living: The Anatomy of Choice and the Four Characters That Drive Our Life by Jill Bolte Taylor We Are Lady Parts ...

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August 09, 2021 00:29:42
Sapiens Episode 2

Sapiens Episode 2

The Book Interrupted women discuss “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari, storytelling, keepsakes, empathy, and the separatism between nature and man. Lia finishes the episode and shocks the other members by cutting her Sapiens book in half for ease of carrying and reading. Discussion Points: Our ability to tell stories unifies us: corporations, money, human rights, government The collection of data Re-reading books Good luck charms/keepsakes - do you give power to your personal objects? Why we gorge food Having empathy for people you haven’t met The separatism between nature and man Looking at the global community Cutting large books in half for ease of transport Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted: Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships by Marshall B. Rosenberg The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert  ...

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