As I read my way through this particularly cold and snowy winter, it dawned upon me how much I missed my old book club. I used to meet with a group of witty and hip girls in San Francisco about once every other month--for good wine, good food, and even better book conversations. Now that I live in rural New Hampshire, I find myself reading more to escape the cold, to fill my free time, and to expand my world. I also find myself trying to relate these good reads and riveting social problems (have you read Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult?) to everyone in my immediate circle about each and every book I'm reading--even though they a) didn't ready the book and b) don't care. After mentioning to a few friends and online on Instagram that I've been reading about a book per week, it dawned on me that I could connect with book lovers here on the world wide web! So begins my little Virtual Book Club--a cozy little corner on my blog where I'll leave book recommendations, and aspire to create chats on social media to connect with fellow readers. Bon lecture!