Dec 16, 2012 · 1:30 PM
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Winter holiday season is coming. Let’s celebrate three years of intellectually stimulating
discussion by having a social gathering and book exchange. Last year, we had a lot of
fun, and everyone went home with a book to read over the Christmas break. Let us hope
this will become a joyful tradition for years to come!
For our December 16 meetup, instead of having a pre-selected topic of conversation,
we’ll socialize informally and get to know each other a little better while exchanging gift
books and eating holiday treats. Regarding the books, please bring an inexpensive one
with a historical theme. And when I say “inexpensive,” I mean just that. “Gently used”
is fine. I positively, absolutely don’t wont you to spend very much on it! We’re not out
to impress people – merely to enlighten them. For example, my favorite Goodwill in
Hollywood usually has a huge selection of books, and the typical price is $4. Please
suggest your favorite spots to pick up low-priced books in the comments.
The book should be on a historical or philosophical subject, in keeping with our meetup
theme. You’ll be asked to say a few words to your fellow history lovers about why you
chose this book and how it would be of interest to them.
Also, please bring some Christmas food to share (such as cookies, brownies or cake – but
I’m not averse to a salad or veggie sticks, either. I’m thinking red and green pepper strips
would be festive!) Our host will have a pot of apple cider on the stove. This time, you
will NOT be asked for a donation to cover the cost of running this meetup, since you are
already bringing a book. (And by the way, thanks for your contributions during the year.
They pay for the MeetUp internet website fees.)
Please note: there’ll be no meeting in November. Regular meetings will resume in
January, and the topic for January will be “European Revolutions of 1848”.
See you December 16! Share some good conversation and treats, and leave with a book.