Faith Hauger Capstone
For my capstone project, I wanted to do something for the reading community at SLA Beeber. Reading is something that’s solved my boredom, broadened my horizons, and formed connections with others in my community. Knowing the power of reading, I wanted to do a project that would help bring others together who have a shared interest in reading. I paired up with my friend, and fellow book lover, Kaesy Felix. We decided to make a website where people could talk about books with others. Inspired by websites like Reese’s Book Club, Between Two Books, and Belletrist, we’ve created a website where we discuss our favorite books in a variety of genres, our monthly book club picks, and new releases. My favorite section, and the main goal of our website, is the tab where people are able to talk with others about the book of the month. With the use of padlet, we’ve created “walls” where users can add posts. In response to others, people can like and comment, further starting conversations. The general idea of this project was to create a “digital book club” where people don’t need to meet up at the same time, place, etc., and can talk about books and have discussions like we might in person. Honestly, this project has been really fun and interesting for me because I’ve loved being able to talk about the books and being able to use my creative skills to produce a website that looks and functions how we want.