I love your idea of a group read. That has given me so other ideas following on from that. Especially whilst we are still recovering from covid. Having an interactive story/article that people go through whilst on the phone to each other and answer several questions with each other etc, could be a really fun memory creating template.
Sometimes phone calls can be stifling. This could add more energy.
Anyway, I look forward to going through JMs piece, it's saved in my "TO READ" box :-)