Articles Club

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One of my favorite bloggers, Joanna Goddard, recently posted about her monthly articles club on her popular Cup of Jo blog.

What’s an articles club? Think book club but swap in magazine/news articles for books.

I’ve always had a love for reading the Internets and hosting dinner parties (a tiny Manhattan apartment makes this especially fun, ha) so an articles club sounded like the perfect way to combine these things.

Inspired by Joanna’s post, I pitched the idea to some friends and they were on board. A Facebook event was created, articles were submitted to a Google Doc, and the club was born!

On a Monday evening a few weeks ago, we met up at my apartment for pizza, snacks, and an awesome discussion of the articles we all selected. The conversation flowed so easily from story to story and in just two hours, it felt like we’d covered a lot of ground.

Here’s what we covered:

The Princess Effect (Politico)

Did Tony die at the end of the Sopranos? (Vox)

Freezing eggs as part of employee benefits (The New York Times)

(Worth noting: we had a tiny group this time and not everyone submitted an article.)

Meeting #2 is already on the books. I’m excited to see how our little club evolves over the next few months.

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