Jodi Arias starts online book club while in jail

When Jodi Arias was convicted of murder and pleaded before a jury of her peers that she should be spared the death penalty for the violently cruel way she slaughtered her lover Travis Alexander on June 4, 2008, she mentioned that one
of the ways she could help society would be to teach fellow inmates how to read. She also wanted to start a recycling program at Arizona's Maricopa County Jail, but apparently, the state already has a prison-based, recycling program.

As Arias is one of the first convicted murderers to use Twitter during her trial and incarceration, it may not comes as any surprise that the aspiring photographer who documented her murderous acts through photos and videos has managed to start an online book club. Arias has previously sold her artwork during her incarceration through friends via an online site: Jodi Arias Artwork

Arias is in the process of compiling a list of books she has read and also has a section on her site where she announces the books and magazines that her fans and supporters have sent to her that she finished reading and donated to the "less fortunate" inmates. "Less fortunate" may be something of a misnomer if Arias is sentenced to death during her upcoming penalty-phase trial. Maybe someone who received one of her books doesn't have as many "fans" on the outside but is facing a limited sentence and will soon see the light-of-day.

Kind of puts things into perspective.

Anyway, Arias has a lot of supporters; that is uncontested. She has sold her artwork for a pretty penny (while keeping her indigent status and being represented by public defenders) and has enough books and magazines sent to her that she made an online request asking for the donations to stop.

No doubt Arias is doing the book club so she will have something to "show" the jury as to why they should find value in her life and not put her to death.

Some of the books on Arias' book club list include: The Twilight Series, Memoirs of a Geisha and To Kill a Mockingbird.

Jodi Arias case returns to court on August 26, 2013, when Judge Sherry Stephens is expected to set a trial date for the penalty phase.

What do you think about Arias' book club?

You may see it here: Jodi Arias Book Club