This is for all you crazy book lovers/nerds out there! Have you heard of The Lucky Find Book Club? Founder Ellen Hickey has put together what you could call a ‘book hunt’, with the aim of the game to find one of the books she has left somewhere, take it home and read it, and then leave it somewhere public for another lucky person to stumble across. Keep on reading to learn more about this amaze new venture!
Hi Ellen, can you tell our readers a little bit about yourself?
My name is Ellen, I’m 28 years old and a Geelong girl born and bred. I currently work for both the YMCA Geelong and I’m an instructor with Happy Feet Fitness. I’ve been a book lover and a book hoarder for as long as I can remember.
What exactly is The Lucky Find Book Club?
It’s a book club with a twist! I leave books in public places for anyone to find, take home and read, then leave in a new place for the next lucky person. The Lucky Find Book Club is also an online space where people can connect to discuss all things book related in their own time and from anywhere they like.
How can people go about getting involved?
There are multiple ways to be involved with The Lucky Find Book Club;
• I have flyers and stickers available for people who want to start leaving their own books for people to find. Alternatively, you can donate books you no longer want.
• Via the Facebook and Instagram pages you can participate in book discussions, reviews/recommendations and get inspiration for your next great read.
• Let everyone know if you find a book! What book is it? Where did you find it? Did you enjoy it? It would be great to follow the journeys of these books and see where they end up!
What made you decide to start something like this up?
I love book clubs, but I find not everyone reads at the same pace, we don’t all like the same books and it can be so hard getting everyone free at the same time to meet up and discuss the books. I still wanted all the perks of a book club, though in particular being able to connect with other book lovers. I believe everybody should read a little more and I have a LOT of books around the house so I thought why not share them with people and make it a nice surprise to hopefully brighten someone’s day when they stumble across a free book.
What do you hope to achieve with The Lucky Find Book Club?
I have lots of little plans for The Lucky Find Book Club, but the ultimate goal is to share the love of reading and encouraging people to read more. I’d love to get as many books as I can circulating all over Australia. Soon I’ll be adding books for children and teenagers into the mix.
If you could live in the world of any novel, which would it be?
I love this question! I grew up with the Harry Potter series so I would love to live in that world of withes, wizards and magic!
Check it out www.facebook.com/theluckyfindbookclub/
Written by Chloe Cicero