This will be a quick post to tell you about the great book group I found on goodreads.com. It is for people who like to read history books. Every month the book group reads different books. You can choose to participate in all group reads or just in the ones that are reading books you are interested in.
The best part is the free books. Ever once and a while the group leader will receive free books from publishers. Around 30 copies are usually sent to him. He then ask who would be willing to read the book and participate in the group discussion online. If you agree you are put in the running to receive the book. No shipping fees, nothing. Just a free book with the understanding that you will participate in the discussion once it begins. I did this already once for Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch. It was a great read and the discussion was wonderful.
If this sounds like something you would like to do head on over to Goodreads History Book Club. Joining Goodreads is free and joining the history book club is free. Right now the free book that we are all reading is Enemies: A History of the FBI. It is not too late to join in the discussion on this book if you want to pick up the book yourself and join in the conversation. Everyone is welcome.
On July 9, we start reading Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman. You still have plenty of time to pick this one up. There are also other book readings going on in this group at the same time. So, have a look around and see if there is anything you are interested in. The Catherine read has already maxed out on the free books available, but join the group now so you don’t miss out on the next free book group read.
If you start reading the FBI or Catherine book as part of the online group read, please let me know on the goodreads discussion boards. I’d like to know if some history podcast listeners are out there. I will be reading the books right along with you.