Using a book to help combat the problem & share our views

By GeekonBoard Latest Reply 2015-02-11 12:53:26 -0600
Started 2015-02-10 21:36:13 -0600

I'm not sure if this is a good idea or something that would be a total flop, but I just rambled quite a bit on a discussion the great Gabby posted about "Kids Meals Remove Soda As Choices". I tapped into a book I read not too long ago called Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss.
I was curious if anyone would be interested in collectively reading a book that is either aimed at diabetes T1 or T2, a book like the one I mentioned above that usually can be located in the cultural studies section of your local book store. I'm currently reading a few T2 diabetes books & occasionally dipping in & out of the pages of The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan. I might need to go back & read the rules of this website - if this is a total crap idea - forget this discussion post.
We sort of already do the same thing by reading blog & articles talked about in posts. We could all list 4 books we would like to be considered & then vote or something. I don't want your typical "book club" - I feel incredibly strongly that our reading should be something related to diabetes or food & nonfiction. We could read a chapter & then discuss vs the entire book. No commitment needed - come in & out of discussion as you can or want to & let everybody have their opinions. I feel like we can have talks or evenly lively debates, but I don't want anyone to feel attacked or made to feel like their opinion is worthless or wrong.
I'm still very new to this website & hope this is not a big 'ole stinker of an idea. ;)
I would LOVE to know you thoughts!
Please share!

5 replies

GabbyPA 2015-02-11 12:51:16 -0600 Report

We used to have a book section and I loved it because it was a neat way to learn what was helping other people and why. I think it got removed because it was not as active and then people started putting novels and other kinds of things in it, so it got kind of muddy.

I know you said you don't want to do it now, but I think its a fantastic idea. So maybe when you find a book that you would like to try it with and have some time, we can do it.

There is great value in sharing what we learn from similar reading. It always amazes me how differently we learn and what is important is so connected to our life experiences. Sharing those kinds of insights to a specific read can be most enlightening. That is when you can have your best "Ah-ha" moments.

GeekonBoard 2015-02-11 08:19:06 -0600 Report

I slept on it & know I have too much on my plate & shouldn't be adding anything else. Doesn't seem to be something others are interested in either so it's a win/ win :)
I would delete the discussion post, but I have looked & looked & haven't been able to find how one does that (if it's their own post). Thanks again & have a great rest of the week!

GabbyPA 2015-02-11 12:53:26 -0600 Report

No, it's a great idea. When you put yourself out there, you have to be able to take the agreement and the opposed. Getting the community involved in group things really helps bring us together. Not everyone will do it, but the few who do will make that special bond.