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The Roman Reading Club, open to all romans! Led by Octavius Marius Bestia Reading is something we as Romans do a lot, so why not use that to come together and make something as a community? I'm hereby introducing the Roman Republic Book club! Why? To promote active discussion and discourse within the res publica, as well as literacy in both classical and modern works about our spiritual ancestors. This will also allow interaction between citizens who would normally not interact How will it work? Every month, we will come together and vote on a few proposed books, alternating between fiction (historical roman fiction) and non-fiction such as historical books and classics. Every member of the book club will be able to propose a book, as long as it is either historical fiction or non-fiction related to ancient Rome. At the end of each month (not necessarily calendar month but a month's time), we'll come together to discuss the contents of the book and share insights and thoughts. This way, everyone can read at their own pace without needing to feel pressure. Seeing how not everyone is comfortable with Discord, we will start off by discussing in a private group here on the website and eventually transitioning further down the line. What will it take? Not much! Aside from a couple of hours of reading every month. Most classics are available for free online, and most popular historical fictions are usually available in libraries, so most of the time you won't even have to pay if you want to participate. I will strive to meet everyone's demands and make this project as accessible as possible, of course! How do I join? Just join the the private group!