“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”- Harper Lee. If you don’t feel the same way about reading, then there is only one thing left for you to do. Pick up a book, read it, and understand why so many of us are obsessed with them. If you have trouble picking (which I totally understand, because there are countless awesome ones out there), then Oprah can help you with that. In her latest collaboration with Apple, she has decided to relaunch her book club, the one that started back in 1996, and has, now, become a massive community of book readers from all over the world.
Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, announced the partnership with Oprah which promises a number of projects, one of them being the expansion of her book club through Apple. He said, “Few people in the world can bring us together like Oprah, whose compassion and grace celebrating the power of books are unmatched. It’s our honor to provide a new platform for Oprah’s Book Club and support the American Library Association in opening hearts and minds to the joy of reading.”
At the keynote presentation for Apple’s live-streamed event, Oprah introduced the world to the two documentary projects she is working on and the book club, as well. She said: “There has never been a moment quite like this one. We have this unique opportunity to rise to our best selves in how we use and choose to use both our technology and our humanity… We all crave connection. That’s why I have joined forces with Apple. The Apple platform allows me to do what I do in a whole new way… they’re in a billion pockets, y’all!”
Apart from the book club, she is also working on a documentary that focuses on workplace harassment. It is called ‘Toxic Labor’. In another project, which is set to release sometime in 2020, she is teaming up with the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, to tell the stories about mental health– dealing with everything from depression to PTSD to addiction and trauma. In addition to this, she also plans to use her connection with Apple to talk with artists, activists and intellects, from all walks of life, and bring those experiences and conversations to people all over the world.
Oprah’s Book Club Episode 3 Release Date:
‘Oprah’s Book Club’ premiered on Apple TV+ on November 1, 2019.
Since it is not a conventional show, there is a different pattern to it. Instead of airing a number of episodes at once, or even a week apart, there is to be a gap of two months (which might change based on how things look going forward). ‘Oprah’s Book Club’ episode 2, titled ‘Olive, Again’, released on January 17, 2020 — after more than two months since the first episode. Which means, ‘Oprah’s Book Club’ episode 3 will release sometime in March 2020.
With this initiative, Oprah promises to bring together “the biggest, the most vibrant, the most stimulating book club on the planet.” What makes this book club even better is that for every book from the selection sold on Apple Plus, a contribution will be made to keep the local libraries and keep the spirit of reading high. This is just another of the many, many feathers in the cap of Oprah, who already has a fanbase of her own, being one of the most influential people on the planet. Her conversations with authors are something that no reader would want to miss out on, which means that the future is already bright for ‘Oprah’s Book Club’. When we receive further news on who the next author is and how the program is to go forward, we will update this section.
What’s Oprah’s Book Club About?
“I am who I am today because of the experience of learning to read at an early age. Reading opened up a whole world for me beyond the red dirt road and my grandmother’s porch in Mississippi,” said Oprah about the love she feels for books and their ability to transport her to entirely different worlds. About the collaboration with Apple, she said: “I want to do that for everybody. And the opportunity to do this with Apple, to speak to people all over the world about the pleasures, the excitement, the tension, the drama that a good book can bring you… I don’t know what’s better than that.”
For a long time, Oprah’s Book Club has brought together a lot of people. Readers indulge in the conversations that her platform provides and some underrated works have received recognition after receiving Oprah’s recommendation. Now, she is ready to take this to another level with the help of Apple.
“It’s a club… listen to this: Imagine, where Apple stores stream conversations with the author and me live across all devices, all borders, reminding people that, no matter who we are, no matter where we are, every man, every woman, and child looks up in awe at the same sky.”
This show provides a platform where readers can connect with each other, while also getting a chance to understand the authors and their mindset behind the books. The first book on the list is ‘The Water Dancer’ by Ta-Nehisi Coates, an award-winning journalist, who has ventured into the waters of fiction for the first time. He is to be interviewed in front of a live audience at the Apple Carnegie Library in Washington DC. In a similar manner, authors from all over the world will be interviewed by Oprah.
“My goal was to partner with Apple and have a wide bandwidth so we can create a community of readers around the world. I am most excited for people all around the world to start reading this and go to @oprahsbookclub and have a discussion about it. When you start reading it, you’re going to want to talk to somebody.”
Oprah’s Book Club Trailer
There is no trailer available for ‘Oprah’s Book Club’ but you can catch watch the show on Apple TV+. You can also check out Oprah’s Book Club and see what books she recommends to everyone. Here is her speech about her upcoming projects at the Apple event.
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