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CAVALIER
TESTIMONIALS



What's it like to be a member of
The New Cavalier Reading Society?


Truly what curiosities, wonders, & delights

does membership hold and bestow??


Below, various Cavaliers past & present,

give their personal insight into the cultural
treasure chest & philosophical adventure that is—

The New Cavalier Reading Society!


joshua humphreys, writer, "joshua humphreys writer", Australia, comedy novels, novelist, funny, Australian, writer, joshua, humphreys, funniest books, exquisite hours, the creative art of wishfulness,

TESTIMONIALS


What's it like to be a member of
The New Cavalier Reading Society?


And what curiosities, wonders,
& delights does membership
hold and bestow??


Below, New Cavaliers past & present, give their personal insights into the cultural treasure chest & philosophical adventure that is,

The New Cavalier Reading Society...



Celynna | Connecticut, USA


    "I was thinking the other day that us members are all the kids in high school who took our lunch out under the trees instead of at the cafeteria tables.

It's so refreshing to reapproach subjects without already having a preconceived notion of what is the expected answer you are meant to regurgitate and give. The Reading Society is an amazing group of individuals from all walks, views, and values of life and I intend to keep on participating so long as Joshua is orchestrating the course.

It’s one of the few solely social media connections I can say has honestly impacted my life for the better."



Laura | Sydney,  Australia


"From the Ancient Greeks to the creators of South Park, Joshua has compiled
an infinite supply of literary treasures within the pages of The Commonplace Books.

They provide endless pleasure in
pursuing a deeper understanding of human endeavours in history, philosophy, religion, art, poetry; the list is endless.

Each week a global community of fascinating society members read the same 25 pages of quotations then seek answers to the weekly tutorial questions & discussion topics.
The live tutorials are
engaging, thought-provoking, stimulating,
and of course, very amusing; with a comedy novelist as your tutor, it’s impossible to avoid having a chuckle.

    Since signing up to The New Cavalier Reading Society I’ve gained invaluable insight into my character, and I strive to apply the wisdom gained to the richness of my daily life.

If you’re a seeker of knowledge, a dreamer, a romantic, or a stoic, joining The NCRS is a beautiful way to expand your mind by peering into the kaleidoscope of humanity."



Nicholas | North Carolina, USA


"You know those moments in your life when you stumble upon something beautiful, magical even, and you’ve realized it’s what you’ve wanted to be a part of all along? 

That’s exactly how I feel about The New Cavalier Reading Society. 

I always wanted to become more well-read and to find a community of active-minded, free-thinking renegades who relish the opportunity to discuss the deeper and finer things in life, AND from all around the globe.


The Reading Society, I tell you, is exactly what I’ve been looking for
and Joshua facilitates open discussion and thinking like no other person I’ve met

in my generation. 

Getting the wonderful Commonplace Books would be worth the price of admission alone, but with the addition of the wonderful Society members and the opportunity to think again for yourself,
it’s a no brainer.


Come and join!"



Melissa  | Toronto, Canada


If you have ever looked around and thought: "I wish I knew someone who likes art or books, or philosophy, or culture, or history as much as me. Where are those people?" 

Well, the answer is right here in
The New Cavalier Reading Society!  

The Commonplace Books
beautiful volumes teeming with passages from authors, historians, political figures, poets & philosophers —

spark thought, prick curiosity, and inspire further reading. And every week we get together online for fun, informal discussions to share our answers and listen to each other, always going on tangents that make each tutorial unique.  You may have lots to say one week, and little the next.  But every week you will learn something new.


No matter what your background you’ll be warmly welcomed then partake in the readings and discussions on the widest range of cultural topics with 
friendly, energetic, like-minded people from around the world."



Sergio | São Paulo, Brazil


"The New Cavalier Reading Society
is my new addiction. 

A group of diverse people brought together by a restless, learned, & talented young writer whose intellect never ceases to amaze us, Josh has managed to keep us each day more enthused, respecting each other's opinions, and cherishing each other's company
as we truly & passionately pursue wisdom together.

There are just so many great things to say about The Reading Society that it’s hard to narrow it down, but I think one of the best things is The Commonplace Books. 
They’re organised in a way that 
even if you’re familiar with high literary artistic or philosophical traditions,
you’re still going to enjoy The Reading Society a lot, and discover books that you haven’t read or heard of.

   

And if you’re new to all this, this is a great place to start: 
you’re going to meet great people, you’re going to make friendships for life, and it’s a great place to discuss ideas and have fun."



Claire  | Richmond, Virginia


"I joined the New Cavalier Reading Society in January 2020. What a great decision. 


At first, I was nervous about the whole thing.
Skyping with strangers and sharing my deeply held beliefs and ideas? Scary! Now after only a few weeks, I feel much more at ease and SO grateful that I decided to join. It’s a bright spot in my week and I now look forward to catching up with my fellow Cavaliers.


Getting to know the other members of the group has been a highlight for me. We come from different backgrounds, and everyone brings something unique to the table. You don't have to worry about impressing your tutor or even agreeing with him.


On the contrary, we’re encouraged to disagree and debate and the atmosphere is respectful and open. And politics are off the table. It’s refreshing. 


Josh prepares thoughtful questions, shares great resources, and encourages each of us individually and is genuinely interested in what everyone thinks and has to say.

 

I wasn't sure if I would “have time” to devote to the weekly readings and discussion sessions. 

Turns out, that’s not an issue: 
I make time because I enjoy it so much."


Celynna | Connecticut, USA

    "I was thinking the other day that us members are all the kids in high school who took our lunch out under the trees instead of at the cafeteria tables.

    It's so refreshing to reapproach subjects without already having a preconceived notion of what is the expected answer you are meant to regurgitate and give. The Reading Society is an amazing group of individuals from all walks, views, and values of life and I intend to keep on participating so long as Joshua is orchestrating the course.

    It’s one of the few solely social media connections I can say has honestly impacted my life for the better."


    "From the Ancient Greeks to the creators of South Park, Joshua has compiled an infinite supply of literary treasures within the pages of The Commonplace Books. They provide endless pleasure in pursuing a deeper understanding of human endeavours in history, philosophy, religion, art, & poetry; the list is endless.

    Each week a global community of fascinating society members read the same 25 pages then seek answers to the weekly tutorial questions & discussion topics. The live tutorials are engaging, thought-provoking, stimulating, and of course, very amusing; with a comedy novelist as your tutor, it’s impossible to avoid having a chuckle.

    Since signing up to The New Cavalier Reading Society I’ve gained invaluable insight into my character, and I strive to apply the wisdom gained to the richness of my daily life. If you’re a seeker of knowledge, a dreamer, a romantic, or a stoic, joining The NCRS  is a beautiful way to expand your mind by peering into the kaleidoscope of humanity."

Laura | Sydney,  Australia


Nicholas | North Carolina, USA

    "You know those moments in your life when you stumble upon something beautiful—magical even—and you’ve realized it’s what you’ve wanted to be a part of all along? 

    That’s exactly how I feel about The New Cavalier Reading Society

    I always wanted to become more well-read and to find a community of active-minded, free-thinking renegades who relish the opportunity to discuss the deeper and finer things in life, AND from all around the globe. The Reading Society, I tell you, is exactly what I’ve been looking for and Joshua facilitates open discussion and thinking like no other person I’ve met in my generation. 

    Getting the wonderful Commonplace Books would be worth the price of admission alone, but with the addition of the wonderful Society members and the opportunity to think again for yourself, it’s a no brainer.

    Go and join!"


    "If you have ever looked around and thought: "I wish I knew someone who likes art or books, or philosophy, or culture, or history as much as me.  Where are those people?"  Well, the answer is right here in The New Cavalier Reading Society.

    The Commonplace Books beautiful volumes teeming with passages from authors, historians, political figures, poets & philosophers  spark thought, prick curiosity, and inspire further reading. And every week we get together online for fun, informal discussions to share our answers and listen to each other, always going on tangents that make each tutorial unique.  You may have lots to say one week, and little the next—but every week you'll learn something new.

    No matter what your background you’ll be warmly welcomed then partake in the readings and discussions on the widest range of cultural topics with friendly, energetic, like-minded people from around the world."

Melissa  | Toronto, Canada


Sergio | São Paulo, Brazil

    "The New Cavalier Reading Society is my new addiction. 

    A group of diverse people brought together by a restless, learned, & talented young writer whose intellect never ceases to amaze us, Josh has managed to keep us each day more enthused, respecting each other's opinions, and cherishing each other's company as we truly & passionately pursue wisdom together.

    There are just so many great things to say about The Reading Society that it’s hard to narrow it down, but I think one of the best things is The Commonplace Books. They’re organised in a way that even if you’re familiar with high literary artistic or philosophical traditions, you’re still going to enjoy it a lot, and discover books that you haven’t read or heard of.

    And if you’re new to all this, this is a great place to start: you’re going to meet great people, you’re going to make friendships for life, and it’s a great place to discuss ideas and have fun."


    "I joined The New Cavalier Reading Society in January 2020. What a great decision. 

    At first I was nervous about the whole thing. Skyping with strangers and sharing my deeply held beliefs and ideas? Scary! Now after only a few weeks, I feel much more at ease and SO grateful that I decided to join. It’s a bright spot in my week and I now look forward to catching up with my fellow Cavaliers.

    We come from different backgrounds, and everyone brings something unique to the table. You don't have to worry about impressing your tutor or even agreeing with him. On the contrary, we’re encouraged to disagree and debate and the atmosphere is respectful and open. And politics are off the table. It’s refreshing. Josh prepares thoughtful questions, shares great resources, and encourages each of us individually and is genuinely interested in what everyone thinks & has to say.

    I wasn't sure if I would “have time” to devote to the weekly readings and discussion sessions. Turns out, that’s not an issue:
   I make time because I enjoy it so much."

​​Claire  | Virginia, USA


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