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message 1: by Brandon (new)

Brandon Nankivell | 31 comments Mod
Introduce yourself in the following format:

Favourite Book:
Why You Joined:

message 2: by Brandon (new)

Brandon Nankivell | 31 comments Mod
Age: 22
Sex: Male
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Career: Starving-ish Artist
Interests: Existentialism, Evolutionary Psychology, Podcasting, BOOKS, YouTube, Red Pill Theory, Friedrich Nietzsche
Favourite Book: Uhhh man... Do I have to pick ONE? If I HAD to... Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming
Why You Joined: I didn't join the club. I created it. I created it so we can double the value of a book by sharing our unique interpretations.

message 3: by Cristobal (new)

Cristobal Peña Age: 20
Sex: Male
Location: Auckland , New Zealand
Career: Database administrator/software engineer
Interests: Psychology , philosophy , art and films
Favourite Book: Beyond good and evil by Friedrich Nietzsche
Why You Joined: I love reading but people to read with, so I guessed it would be fun

message 4: by manish (new)

manish | 2 comments Age: 23
Sex: Male
Location: Bangalore, India
Career: Programmer
Interests: Philosophy, Biographies, Non-fiction, stoicism, meditation, self realisation
Favourite Book: Tuesdays with moorie
Why You Joined: Don't have people to read with or any challenges about reading love to join the club.

message 5: by Jakob (new)

Jakob | 6 comments Age: 22
Sex: Male
Location: Tartu, Estonia
Career: Classical guitar teacher in a music school
Interests: self-emprovement, classical guitar, healthy living, reading, teaching, law of attraction, psychology, finding out my purpose
Favourite Book: D. Coyle - "The Little Book of Talent"
Why You Joined: to find interesting books to read, to discuss opinions, to connect with like-minded people

message 6: by Méloée (new)

Méloée (meloee) | 1 comments Age: 22
Sex: Female
Location: France
Career: Biology student - probably not my career though, idk yet.
Interests: Fashion, sciences, truth, learning, sport
Favourite Book: Hypatia - Arnulf Zitelmann is one of them
Why You Joined: I got a kindle for christmas, and I thought it would be fun to join a book club

message 7: by Jenny (last edited Dec 31, 2017 03:38AM) (new)

Jenny Slaytor | 1 comments Age: 33
Sex: Female
Location: England
Career: Administrator
Interests: Psychology, Learning, Books, Self-Improvement, Yoga, Self-Care, Healthy Living, Stoicism
Favourite Book: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Why You Joined: Never been part of a book club before and thought it would be a good challenge and a good chance to discover new books.

message 8: by Rahul (new)

Rahul Saluja (rahulcsaluja) | 3 comments Age: 44
Sex: Male
Location: India
Career: Leadership and Management Facilitator for an MNC
Interests: Leadership & Management, Time Management (oh the irony!!!), Reading, Playing console games and the odd MMO, Philately (perennial newbie)
Favourite Book: Shiva Trilogy by Amish (an Indian Author)
Why You Joined: I had set myself a target of reading 12 books for the past 2 years. I finished 5 in 2016 and 5 in 2017 - I want to push myself to cover more, and ofcourse I like reading - Duh!!!

message 9: by RLSI (new)

RLSI | 2 comments Note: There are 3 of us using this RLSI account which is why some questions are answered 3 times.

Age: 43 | 42 | 14
Sex: Male | Female | Female
Location: Detroit, Michigan USA
Career: Engineer | Project Manager | High School Student
Interests: Science Fiction, Mindfulness, Stoicism, some Fiction, Biographies, and Historical Non-Fiction
Favorite Book: None of us really have a favorite, but books we really enjoy are: Ready Player One | Unaccustomed Earth | Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption
Why You Joined: I (the "L" in RLSI) love the 1% Better You Tube channel so I was excited to see that it has a Goodreads group.

message 10: by Chris (new)

Chris Muzyka | 1 comments Age: 35
Sex: Male
Location: Winnipeg, Canada
Career: Carpenter
Interests: Psychology, personal growth, outdoors, carpentry
Favorite Book: 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
Why I Joined: Curious to hear different view points from the books we will be reading.

message 11: by Gian (new)

Gian Treinen (gianlucat) | 4 comments Age: 21
Sex: Male
Location: Gießen, Germany
Career: Student (Nutrition )
Interests: Psychologie, addiction, personal growth, Nutrition, Sport (Mobility, Movement, animal moves, Strength, Kettlebell, Cross fit, ...) Breath technic, Sleep, time management, Spirality, Meditation, Dating, ... (too much)
Favourite Book: Mutant Message Down Under A lot of hate is going on, but i love this book. I don t care if the story is real or not. More important is the complete different mindset it shows.
Why You Joined: I want to develop myself, learn a lot of new things and improve my english skills. And get in touch with other people <3.

message 12: by Brandon (new)

Brandon Nankivell | 31 comments Mod
Thank you everyone thus far for you introductions. I'm looking forward to getting to know you guys further.

message 13: by Chuddy (new)

Chuddy | 1 comments Age: 19
Sex: Male
Location: United States
Career: Digital Marketer
Interests: Technology, Dance, Business, SciFi, Dystopian literature
Favourite Book: Hard to say but for the moment Its Life in Half a Second
Why You Joined: Have a group of people to hold accountable and provide a social reward to encourage my reading habit

message 14: by Maria (new)

Maria Somleva | 1 comments Sex: Female
Location: Sofia,Bulgaria
Career: Highschool Student
Interests: Psychology, Music (I am a drummer :D), Reading, Entrepreneurship,Self help and Social Media Marketing
Favourite Book: Oh man...well,if I had to pick one,I'd say..."Conversations with God"
Why You Joined: I want to expand my knowledge and push myself to read more

message 15: by Gourav (new)

Gourav Junior | 1 comments Age: 17
Sex: Male
Location: India
Carrier: High School Student (just for few moths)
Interest: Reading, Entrepreneurship, Social Media Marketing specially YouTube and Instagram, Gaming together with development and Anime.
Favorite Book: Rich Dad and Poor Dad and I can't wait for Crushing It by Gary vaynerchuck
Why You Joined: I kind of enjoy Book Reviews and Reading them give me knowledge more in depth and reading together is awesome.

message 16: by Uttam (new)

Uttam Kishore | 1 comments Age:22
Gender: male
location: Bangalore, India
Career: Final year engineering student
Interests: Mind-self improvement, psychology, science fiction, non-fiction, history, cognitive games, Quora, meditation
Favorite book: "Sapiens" by Yuval Noah Harari
and many more
Why I Joined: I've never been part of any readers community and I have a goal of reading and finishing each book after starting and absorb it fastly.

message 17: by Dominik (last edited Jan 04, 2018 06:18PM) (new)

Dominik (simplydomi) Age: 18
Sex: Male
Location: Germany, Munich
Career: Dropped out of school this summer
Interests: Holistic Health, Psychology, Philosophy, Spirituality
Favourite Book: Non yet. Most of the stuff I learned was on Youtube
Why I joined: To share and discuss.
What I'm gonna read in 2018: Ken Wilber, Alexander Lowen, Carl Jung and alot of emotional healing stuff and mature spirituality stuff, no woo woo.

message 18: by Kaushik (new)

Kaushik Choudhury | 4 comments Age: 33
Sex: Male
Location: UK
Career: Supply Chain Consultant
Interests: Movies, Value Investing
Favourite Book: 7 habits of highly effective people
Why You Joined: To read few of the timeless classics this year apart from the new best sellers.

message 19: by Chris (new)

Chris | 2 comments Age: 35
Sex: Male
Location: UK
Career: Food Technician
Interests: Natural Science, Ethics, Physics, Self development, Cinema (Horror, Hitchcock), History, Non-fiction
Favourite Book: Willy the Wimp by Anthony Browne
Why I joined: Accountability, exploration, community, Development.

message 20: by Meri (new)

Meri (cauldroncakes) | 2 comments Age: 22
Sex: female
Career: student
Interests: science, philosophy, art.
Favourite book: This is hard but for the sake of putting something down maybe 'Wuthering Heights.'
Why I joined: I've always wanted to join a bookclub and this club seems to be a good fit. I'd really like to expand my reading by delving into genre's I wouldn't normally choose.

message 21: by Derek (new)

Derek Learch (dereklearch) | 1 comments Age: 27
Sex: Male
Location: USA
Career: Physiotherapist
Interests: Science, health/wellness, sports, strength training, psychology, self development, reading, history
Favourite Book: The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay or the Harry Potter series
Why You Joined: I was interested in the books included and would like to discuss and share viewpoints and interpretations of the books

message 22: by NikhilTheReader (new)

NikhilTheReader | 3 comments Age: 23
Sex: male
Location: Punjab,India
Career: Law student
Interests: Learning new skills/things , reading , youtube , stoicism , meditation , Health , wealth , love , happiness
Favourite Book: There are a few but if I had to choose ONLY one then " Think and grow rich " by Napoleon Hill would be it
Why You Joined: 1. I really appreciate brandon's work on his youtube channel.
2. i love reading and is always looking forward to new book recommendations that expand my mind.
3. I like to meet people with common interests and passions.

message 23: by Dan (new)

Dan The Creator (danielthecreator) | 1 comments Age: 19
Sex: Male
Location: Austria
Career: Student at electrical engineering college
Interests: Books, Fitness, Psychology, Communication, Psychedelics
Favourite book: How to talk to anyone
Why you joined: Getting more connected with brandon and discussing about awesome books :D

message 24: by rishabh (new)

rishabh | 1 comments Age: 20
Sex: Male
Location: Singapore
Career: Finance student at NTU
Interests: Books, Tennis, Personal Development, Investing
Favourite book: The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
Why you joined: I want to be in a group of like-minded people where people can benefit mutually from each others ideas and support.

message 25: by Jannis (last edited Apr 04, 2018 06:46AM) (new)

Jannis (av1d-reader) | 1 comments Age: 24
Sex: Male
Location: Nuremberg, Germany

Career: M.Sc. in Economics and Engineering, Software Developer at Fraunhofer Research Institute

Interests: Tech, Books, Self Improvement, ...

Favourite Book: I recently enjoyed Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts--Becoming the Person You Want to Be

Why You Joined: Wanted to join a physical book club for a long time now but never got around to actually find one close by and approach them. Also I fear that book clubs in my area are not very popular. Therefore, this group right here is my chance to finally attend a book club. Also, I pledged 51 books this year, and this group will give me one more reason to actually go through with it :-)

message 26: by Aaron (new)

Aaron Lim | 1 comments Age: 25
Sex: Male
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Career: Management Consultant (former lawyer)

Interests: Books, fitness and building relationships

Favourite Book: Ego is The Enemy by Ryan Holiday

Why You Joined: Was a former member of his Facebook book club, which has fortunately morphed itself into this book club. Will support anything book related that is started by Brandon :)

message 27: by Victor (new)

Victor Kronbaek | 1 comments Age: 16.
Sex: Male.
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark.
Career: Currently just studying, and investing on the side.
Interests: Philosophy, self improvement, psychology, business, investing, strength training, tech. In that order
Favourite Book: Rich dad. Poor dad
Why You Joined: So i could find a good selection of quality books to read

message 28: by Nikko (new)

Nikko (nikolaorihara) | 1 comments Hey, i'm Nikola

My main motivation rn is to make as much money as i can before i turn 20.

one of my goals is also to make a lot of passive income

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