Thursday, January 22, 2009

Wow! An Update! Meeting on January 26, 2009

I'm sorry guys, I've been a slacker!

The Liberty-Minded Readers Group met in November, then took a month off for the holidays.

This month's meeting will be this coming Monday, January 26, at a new location - 220 East Pike Street in Cynthiana. This is not far from Heather's shop; as you come into Cynthiana on Main Street, pass her shop and take the first right onto Pike Street. Two blocks up (over the railroad tracks), and you're there! There is parking across the street.

As always, anyone is welcome to join us - there is no assigned reading for this month, so if you've found a good liberty read, come tell us about it!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Next meeting on October 15!

At last week's meeting, current events gave us plenty to talk about, but we managed to squeeze in some discussion of Anthem.

This month, we're shaking things up a bit: we'll each choose a title that interests us. There are just too many good books out there to stick to one! When we meet again, hopefully we will have found some great reading to recommend to each other.

We will also be researching the Founding Fathers: each of us will be taking a couple of names to get to know better, and we'll share what we've learned at the next few meetings.

Next month's meeting date is still being discussed, I'll update it here as soon as it is certain, but for now it looks like Wednesday, October 15, if that works for everyone else! We will be meeting at 7:00 pm, again at Zeppelin Threads on Main Street in Cynthiana.

This would be a great month to join us, since there is no assigned reading. Come and tell us about a book we might like!

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

First meeting a success!

Thanks to everyone who came to the first meeting of our reading club! Heather's classroom was cozy and welcoming, and we had plenty of coffee and goodies to go along with the discussion of Penny Candy.

We tried to keep things to a sensible time limit, but with enough time for all the little side discussions that invariably come up, so it looks like meetings will run from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

Next month's meeting will be on the third Monday in September, at 7:00pm. We've decided to read Anthem, a novella by Ayn Rand that provides a good introduction to her works. Heather has found an online source where you can read it: Anthem. If you'd rather have your own copy, you should be able to find it at the library or a used book store, or you can order it from

I'll try to post a picture or two from our first meeting; we had a great time, and I hope even more people will join us next month!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Suggested titles said...

Actually "Penny Candy" is the 2nd book in the "Uncle Eric" series of books, there are about 11 of them in total, I found this out when looking for "Penny Candy" and I have already read the book that comes before it. you may want to check it out maybe we can read the whole series.

I've added those to my must-read list, too! I don't know if focusing solely on one series for that many months would interest everyone, though - any thoughts on that from anyone else? Personally, I'm all for having a huge suggested reading list, and focusing on a certain title at each meeting, because books are like Lay's chips to me - I can't read just one! (If we wanted to discuss other books outside the meetings, we could even post here...just an idea.)

In fact, I'm wanting to dive into some of the Founding Fathers' writings, probably reading Thomas Paine's Common Sense for starters. Does anyone think that might be a good choice for September? Marsha has pointed out that we may need to pick next month's title now, so that we will each have time to get a copy, and then we could decide on a list for future months, at this first meeting.

Friday, August 8, 2008

I have my copy !

Hi, everyone!

I'm so excited about our first meeting, and I just stopped by Heather's shop to pick up my copy of Penny Candy - I jumped right in, and am learning already.

If anyone wants to make suggestions of titles we could add to our reading list, feel free to leave a comment. I'll try to add more things to this page once we get started.

Have a great day!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

First meeting scheduled!

The Liberty-Minded Readers Group will hold our first monthly meeting August 18 at 7pm in the classroom at Zeppelin Threads on Main Street in Cynthiana.

The book for this month will be Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? by Richard Maybury, a down-to-earth, "Uncle Eric" introduction to economics. It's not a long or difficult book, so there's plenty of time to find a copy and read it before the meeting.

Two online sources where you can order a copy:

or Christian Book Distributors:

Whatever Happened To Penny Candy

192 pages
ISBN: 0942617525
ISBN-13: 9780942617528

You can also request it through inter-library loan at your local library.

If you need more information, you can leave a comment here, or send an email to