If you’ve ever been part of a book club you may know of some of its benefits. From the sense of community and the social benefits to the intellectual stimulation you get or a motivational push to finish the book, there are plenty of reasons you’d want to join like minded people to discuss your favorite topics and books.
But if you’re like me, chances are there are relatively few people in your vicinity who would take the time to read some of the books in your wish list. Thankfully the world is getting smaller and it’s easier than ever to connect with others across the globe.
The Books of Liberty Book Club was designed with you in mind, to create a community of people who are interested in the philosophy of freedom and all it entails, and allow for a place to gather and have meaningful discussions about the books we are reading.
While I have big plans for the future, as at the time of writing, the way we’ve implemented this is through Facebook’s Books of Liberty Book Club private group.
I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook, but I have to admit it is currently the best way to allow as many people as possible to connect socially online.
I’ve made the group private, not to restrict membership, but rather to protect the privacy of our members. I would like to encourage open dialogue and this is only possible if members are not intimidated by what their friends on Facebook might think of their posts online.
The most challenging aspect to Facebook threads, if you ask me, is finding the proverbial needle in the haystack. It’s not easy to look through past threads in a group that has hundreds of them. So I created a simple solution: each book will have its own thread, which is linked directly within the book’s page on Books of Liberty. If you’d like to join the conversation, simply follow the link.
The folks who join the Books of Liberty Book Club are likely to have a similar outlook on life, philosophy, education, politics or parenting. They will form a community in which you will feel at home. In addition and as a result, their commentary and opinions on our books will be much more relevant to you than reviews you might find on Amazon, Goodreads or other mainstream platform.