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2013 books read list

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Non-Fiction:
1) There was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra by Chinua Achebe
2) Jesus Land by Julia Scheeres
3) In the Eye of the Storm by Gene Robinson
4) God Believes in Love: Straight Talk about Gay Marriage by Gene Robinson
5) Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age by Kevin Boyle
6) The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks by Jeanne Theoharis
7) Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
8) State of Siege: Miners' Strike 1984 Politics and Policing in the Coal Fields by Jim Coulter, Susan Miller, and Martin Walker
9) Reasons to be Cheerful by Mark Steel
10) Digging Deeper: Issues in the Miners' Strike edited by Huw Beynon
11)Does Jesus Love Me? A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search of God in America by Jeff Chu
12) To Serve God and Wal-Mart: The Making of Christian Free-Enterprise by Bethany Moreton
13) Banished: Surviving My Years in the Westboro Baptist Church by Lauren Drain
14) My Isl@m: How Fundamentalism Stole My Mind and Doubt Freed My Soul by Amir Ahmad Nasr
15) A People's History of London by Lindsey German and John Rees
16) Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin by John D'Emilio
17)This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color (anthology-various authors)
18)Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals and Reagan's Rise to Power by Seth Rosenfeld
19)The Lone Wolverine: Tracking Michigan's Most Elusive Animal by Elizabeth P Shaw and Jeff Ford
20)What's Wrong With Homosexuality? by John Corvino
21) Brother, I'm Dying by Edwidge Dandicat
22) I Invented the Modern Age: The Rise of Henry Ford by Richard Snow
23) Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century
by Christian Caryl
24) Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools by Diane Ravitch
25) Hope After Faith: An Ex-Pastor's Journey from Belief to Atheism by Jerry DeWitt

Fiction:
1) Equal of the Sun by Anita Amirrezvani
2) *The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
3) *The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
4) *Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
5) *Going After Caccioto by Tim O'Brien
6) *Middle Passage by Charles Johnson
7) *The Love Wife by Gish Jen
8) The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith
9) A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin
10) The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
11) The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
12) The Angel's Game by ""
13) Snow Falling on Ceders by David Guterson
14) The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

Plays

1) Angels in America by Tony Kushner
2) Doubt by John Patrick Shanley

Graphic Novels

1)The Property by Rutu Modan

Total Books Read: 42
*books read for a class

2012 Books Read

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Non-Fiction:
1)Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War by Tony Horowitz
2) Bossypants by Tina Fey
3) It's Not All Flowers and Sausages: My Adventures in Second Grade by Mrs. Mimi
4) The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory, and why Outsiders Thrive After High School by Alexandra Robbins
5) Into Thin Air by Jon Krakaur
6) Pity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right by Thomas Frank
7) A Heart for Freedom: The Remarkable Journey of a Young Dissident, Her Daring Escape, and Her Quest to Free China's Daughters by Chai Ling
8) The Fall of the Evangelical Nation: The Surprising Crisis Inside the Church by Christine Wicker
9)Drift by Rachel Maddow
10) God's Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World by Cullen Murphy
11) Island of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt's Doomed Quest to Clean Up Sin Loving New York by Richard Zacks
12) Summer of 68: The Season that Changed Baseball, and America, Forever by Tim Wendel
13) Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls by Rachel Simmons
14) A Thousand Lives: The Untold Story of Hope, Deception, and Survival at Jonestown by Julia Scheeres
15) Palimpsest by Gore Vidal

Fiction:
1) Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
2) Oranges are not the only fruit by Jeanette Winterson
3) Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin
4) 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
5) The City and the Pillar by Gore Vidal
6) The Hours by Michael Cunningham
7)A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin
8) Good Christian Bitches by Kim Gatlin
9) A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin

Graphic Novels:
1) Zahra's Paradise by Amir and Khalil
2) Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama by Alison Bechdel
3)The Silence of Our Friends: The Civil Rights Struggle was Never Black and White by Mark Long, Jim Demonakos, Nate Powell
4) Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel (re-read)

Total Read: 28

'relentless positive action'

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I wonder if our governor fully realizes the shit storm he has brought upon himself. Things are going to get very interesting here in the mitten. I'd thought of joining the folks in Lansing today, but couldn't find anyone to go with me, and the thought of driving 70 miles to a city I'm not familiar with and trying to fight the crowds/find parking sounded less than appealing. And sadly, I don't think it is going to make much difference anyways. It is quite clear that the Republicans in Lansing don't give a shit about us anyways.

It's been interesting watching my father react to all of this. He was a strong Snyder supporter, but now he is hopping mad. Because there are plenty of other things that this state needs, and which now won't happen because Snyder decided to throw all of his political capital behind his pissing match with the unions. So much for all that bullshit about 'relentless positive action' and being a uniter and not a divider and right-to-work being not on his agenda

2011 Books Read

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Fiction:

1. The Gates by John Connolly
2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
3. Your Republic is Calling You by Young-Ha Kim
4. Next by James Hynes
5. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
6. True Grit by Charles Portis
7. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
8. Parrot & Olivier in America by Peter Carey
9. the Help by Katheryn Stockett
10. The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
11. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
12. The Next Queen of Heaven by Gregory Maguire
13. The Radleys by Matt Haig
14. Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris
15. Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris
16. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis
17. Little Children by Tom Perrotta
18 The Submission by Amy Waldman
19. The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta
20, The Winter of our Discontent by John Steinbeck

Non-Fiction:

1. The Mirror at Midnight: A South African Journey by Adam Hochschild
2. Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick
3. A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage
4. Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City by Greg Grandon
5. The Prodigal Tongue: Dispatches from the Future of English by Mark Abley
6. The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and War by James Bradley
7. From Revivals to Removal: Jeremiah Evarts, The Cherokee Nation, and the Search for the Soul of America by John A. Andrew III
8. A Country of Vast Designs: James K Polk, the Mexican War, and the Conquest of the American Continent by Robert W. Merry
9. Henry Clay: The Essential American by David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler
10. In the President's Secret Service: behind the scenes with agents in the line of fire and the presidents they protect by Ronald Kessler
11. Death of the Liberal Class by Chris Hedges.
12. American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us by Robert D. Putnam and David E. Campbell
13. Travels with Charley: In Search of America by John Steinbeck
14. Grand Theft Jesus: The Hijacking of Religion in America by Robert S. McElvaine
15. The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution by Richard Dawkins
16. Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell
17. The Spiders of Allah: Travels of an Unbeliever on the Frontline of Holy War by James Hider
18. Take the Cannoli by Sarah Vowell
19. The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
20. Hellhound on his Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin by Hampton Sides
21. Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War by Tony Horwitz
22. Still fighting the Civil War: The American South and Southern History by David Goldfield
23. It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living edited by Dan Savage and Terry Miller
24. Bury my heart at wounded knee: an Indian history of the American west by Dee Brown
25. Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell
26. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
27. Our Way to Fight: Israeli and Palestinian Activists for Peace by Michael Riordon
28. The President Is a Sick Man: Wherein the Supposedly Virtuous Grover Cleveland Survives a Secret Surgery at Sea and Vilifies the Courageous Newspaperman Who Dared Expose the Truth by Matthew Algeo
29. A Queer History of the United States by Michael Bronski
30. To End All Wars: A Story of Love and Rebellion, 1914-1918 by Adam Hochschild
31. First Family: Abigail & John Adams by Joseph J. Ellis
32. Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie Girl Culture by Peggy Orenstein
33. Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff
34. Late for Tea at the Deer Palace: The Lost Dreams of My Iraqi Family by Tamara Chalabi
35. The Wichita Divide: The Murder of Dr. George Tiller and the Battle over Abortion by Stephen Singular
36. When Men Become Gods: Mormon Polygamist Warren Jeffs, His Cult of Fear, and the Women Who Fought Back by Stephen Singular
37. Mightier than the Sword: Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Battle for America by David S. Reynolds
38. Punching Out: One Year in a Closing Auto Plant by Paul Clemens
39. Invictus: Nelson Mandela and the Game that Made a Nation by John Carlin
40. Freakonomics Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
41. Red Summer: The Summer 0f 1919 and the Awakening of Black America by Cameron McWhirter
42. The Conscience of a Liberal by Paul Krugman
43. An Anatomy of Addiction: Sigmund Freud, William Halsted, and the the Miracle Drug Cocaine by Howard Markel
44. The 'S' Word: A short history of an American tradition...Socialism by John Nichols

Total: 64

Aug. 13th, 2011

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I'm heading to western MI tomorrow to spend some quality time doing nothing but lying on Lake Michigan's sandy beaches, and won't be back until sometime Tuesday. Not that it matters since LJ has been so quiet lately, but I probably won't be online again until I get home.

Help East Africa post

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Originally posted by poetic_pixie_13 at Help East Africa post
The current drought in the Horn of Africa is the worst in 60 years. Between 11 and 13 million people in Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia and Djibouti are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. Tens of thousands of people walk for days headed to refugee camps only to die of thirst and hunger. Mothers have to choose which of their children will live, babies are born only to be left to die, women are at higher risk for sexual assault, and the instability of the famine only exacerbates existing political tensions and violence. To make matters worse there's no rain forecast until September, leaving millions of people hanging on for dear life.

I know that a lot of us might not have the financial ability to donate but please, please donate if you can, bbs. Every little bit helps. To my Canadian bbs, every dollar we donate will be matched by the government until September 16th.

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2010 books read

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Non-Fiction:

1. Terror on the Seas: True Tales of Modern-day Pirates by Daniel Sekulich
2. My Germany: A Jewish Writer Returns to the World His Parents Escaped by Lev Raphael
3. King of Heists: The Sensational Bank Robbery of 1878 that Shocked America by J. North Conway
4. Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul by Karen Abbott
5. Come Be My Light: The Private Writings of the 'Saint of Calcutta by Mother Teresa
6.
Unlikely Allies: How a Merchant, a Playwright, and a Spy Saved the American Revolution
by Joel Richard Paul
7.
A Country Called Amreeka: Arab Roots, American Stories
by Alia Malek
8.
The Bloody White Baron: The Extraordinary Story of the Russian Nobleman who Became the Last Khan of Mongolia
by James Palmer
9.
There Goes My Everything: White Southerners in the Age of Civil Rights, 1945-1975
by Jason Sokol
10.
The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal
by Jared Diamond
11.
The Battle for Spain: The Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939
by Antony Beever
12.
Why Evolution is True
by Jerry A. Coyne
13.
How They See Us: Meditations On America
(essays by various authors)
14.
Homage to Catalonia
by George Orwell (re-read)
15.
Working in the Shadows: A Year of Doing the Jobs (Most) Americans Won't Do
by Gabriel Thompson
16.
A Wall in Palestine
by Rene Backmann
17.
Illegal People: How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants
by David Bacon
18.
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
by Timothy Egan
19.
The Past is Never Dead: The Trial of James Ford Seale and Mississippi's Struggle for Redemption
by Harry N. Maclean
20.
War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning
by Chris Hedges
21.
Starlight Tour: The Last, Lonely Night of Neil Stonechild
by Susanne Reber and Robert Renaud
22.
Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe
by Greg M. Epstein
23.
In the Land of Believers: An Outsider's Extraordinary Journey into the Heart of the Evangelical Church
by Gina Welch
24.
The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York
by Deborah Blum
25.
American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House
by Jon Meacham
26.
A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School
by Carlotta Walls LaNier
27.
At Least in the City Someone Would Hear Me Scream: Misadventures in Search of the Simple Life
by Wade Rouse
28.
Curfewed Night: One Kashmiri Journalist's Frontline Account of Life, Love, and War in His Homeland
by Basharat Peer
29.
Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle
by Chris Hedges
30.
The Devil and Mr. Casement: One Man's Battle for Human Rights in South America's Heart of Darkness
by Jordan Goodman
31.
Collateral Damage: America's War Against Iraqi Civilians
by Laila Al-Arian and Chris Hedges
32.
Animal Factory: The Looming Threat of Industrial Pig, Dairy, and Poultry Farms to Humans and the Environment
by David Kirby
33.
Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead: The Frank Meeink Story
as told to Jody M. Roy
34.
Sacco & Vanzetti: The Men, the Murders, and the Judgment of Mankind
by Bruce Watson
35.
Everything is Broken: A Tale of Catastrophe
in Burma by Emma Larkin
36.
Every Man in this Village is a Liar: An Education in War
by Megan K. Stack
37.
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
by John Perkins
38.
Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War
by Nathaniel Philbrick
39.
Freedom Summer: The Savage Season that Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy
by Bruce Watson
40.
Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
by Daniel Okrent
41.
The Story of Stuff: How our Obsession with Stuff is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and our Health-and a Vision for Change
by Annie Leonard
42.
Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America
by John Avlon
43.
A House for Hope: The Promise of Progressive Religion for the Twenty-First Century
by John A. Buehrens and Rebecca Ann Parker
44.
Mass Casualties: A Young Medic's True Story of Death, Deception, and Dishonor in Iraq
by Spc. Michael Anthony
45.
Losing Moses on the Freeway: The Ten Commandments in America
by Chris Hedges
46.
Helluva Town: The Story of New York City During World War II
by Richard Goldstein
47.
The Nightingale of Mosul: A Nurse's Journey of Service, Struggle, and War
by Susan Luz
48.
Nomad: From Islam to America
by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
49:
Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34
by Bryan Burrough
50.
Blood Done Sign My Name
by Timothy B. Tyson
51.
Anarchy Evolution: Faith, Science, and Bad Religion in a World Without God
by Greg Graffin and Steve Olson
52.
Nixonkand: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America
by Rick Perlstein
53. The Eyes of Willie McGee: A Tragedy of Race, Sex, and Secrets in the Jim Crow South by Alex Heard
54. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
55. A Privilege to Die: Inside Hezbollah's Legions and their Endless War Against Israel by Thanassis Cambanis
56. Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Modern Women who made America Modern by Joshua Zeitz
57. Crossing With the Virgin: Stories from the Migrant Trail by Kathryn Ferguson, Norma A. Price, and Ted Parks
58. The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the Rush to Empire, 1898 by Evan Thomas
59. The Last of the Tribe: The Epic Quest to Save a Lone Man in the Amazon by Monte Reel
60.Hot Time in the Old Town: The Great Heat Wave of 1896 and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt by Edward P. Kohn
61. The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party's Revolution and the Battle Over American History by Jill Lepore
62. Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed America by John M. Barry
63. The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us by Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons

Fiction:

1. Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
2. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
3. Between the Assassinations by Aravind Adiga
4. Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
5.
Dead Until Dark
by Charlaine Harris
6.
The Creed of Violence
by Boston Teran
7.
The Lacuna
by Barbara Kingsolver
8.
Living Dead in Dallas
by Charlaine Harris
9.
Point Omega
by Don DeLillo
10.
The Things They Carried
by Tim O'Brien
11.
American Subversive
by David Goodwillie
12.
Ruby Fruit Jungle
by Rita Mae Brown
13.
Brave New World
by Aldous Huxley
14.
The Museum of Innocence
by Orhan Pamuk
15.
The White Tiger
by Aravind Adiga
16.
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
by Stieg Larsson
17.
The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ
by Philip Pullman
18.
Club Dead
by Charlaine Harris
19. The Girl who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
20. A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood
21. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson

Total books read: 84
Total pages read: 26218

Writer's Block: Two words: Charlie Brown

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If you celebrate Thanksgiving, do you have any favorite TV shows or events that you associate with this holiday? If so, why do you love them?

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I live in Michigan, so it isn't a true Thanksgiving unless we all gather around the TV and watch the Detroit Lions bravely snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

May. 11th, 2010

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kynn posted this in her journal, and I'm reposting it in mine because workers rights are hot!

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holy fuck this is amazing!

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Because your day really isn't complete without Thomas Jefferson rocking out...

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2009 Books Read

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Fiction:

1. A Mercy by Toni Morrison
2. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
3. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
4. The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera
5. Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler
6. Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis
7. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
8. And the Hippos were Boiled in Their Tanks by Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs
9. Dance Dance Dance by Haruki Murakami
10. The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac
11. The Subterraneans by Jack Kerouac
12. Junky by William S. Burroughs
13. Queer by William S. Burroughs
14. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell
15. Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
16. On the Road: The Original Scroll by Jack Kerouac
17. City of Thieves by David Benioff



Non-Fiction:

1. Raiders and Rebels: A History of the Golden Age of Piracy by Frank Sherry
2. A House in Fez: Building a Life in the Ancient Heart of Morocco by Suzanna Clarke.
3. Dead Man Walking by Sister Helen Prejean
4. The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk by Randy Shilts
5. 'I am a Man': Chief Standing Bear's Journey for Justice by Joe Starita
6. The Last Campaign: Robert F. Kennedy and 82 Days That Inspired America by Thurston Clarke
7. In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan
8. The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical by Shane Claiborne
9. I Don't Believe in Atheists by Chris Hedges
10. Jarhead by Anthony Swofford
11. The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell
12. The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood by Helene Cooper
13. The Myth of American Exeptionalism by Godfrey Hodgson
14. A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-Face with Modern Day Slavery by E. Benjamin Skinner
15. The Return of History and the End of Dreams by Robert Kagan
16. Waiting for an Ordinary Day: The Unraveling of Life in Iraq by Farnaz Fassihi
17. Ghosts of Spain: Travels Through Spain and its Silent Past by Giles Tremlett
18. The Road of Lost Innocence: The True Story of a Cambodian Heroine by Samaly Mam
19. A Voyage Long and Strange: On the Trail of Vikings, Conquistadors, Lost Colonists, and other Adventures in early America by Tony Horwitz
20. Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Social Movement in History is Restoring Grace, Justice, and Beauty to the World by Paul Hawken
21. K Blows Top: A Cold War Comic Interlude, Starring Nikita Khrushchev, America's Most Unlikely Tourist by Peter Carlson
22. Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion by Edward J. Larson
23. The Geopolitics of Emotion: How Cultures of Fear, Humiliation, and Hope are Reshaping the World by Dominique Moisi
24. Havana Nocturne: How the Mob Owned Cuba...And Then Lost it to the Revolution by T.J. English
25. Dead Aid:Why Aid is not Working and how there is a better way for Africa by Dambisa Moyo
26. Marx's General: The Revolutionary Life of Friedrich Engels by Tristam Hun
27. Traveling with Che Guevara: The Making of a Revolutionary by Alberto Granado
28. Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
29. True Compass by Edward M. Kennedy
30. When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present by Gail Collins
31. The Politics of the Veil by Joan Wallach Scott
32. Seeds of Terror: How Heroin is Bankrolling the Taliban and Al Qaeda by Gretchen Peters
33. Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality by Donald Miller
34. A Bright and Guilty Place: Murder, Corruption, And L.A.'s Scandalous Coming of Age by Richard Rayner

Graphic Novels


1. Alan's War: The Memories of G.I. Alan Cope by Emmanuel Guibert
2. Still I Rise: A Graphic History of African Americans by Roland Laird w/ Teneshia Nash Laird, illustrations by Elihu 'Adolfo' Bey
3. The Color of Earth by Kim Dong Hwa
4. The Color of Water by Kim Dong Hwa
5. 08: A Graphic Diary of the Campaign Trail by Michael Crowley and Dan Goldman

Plays:
1. Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee (re-read)



Total Books Read: 57
Total Pages Read: 14804

Hey book nerds!

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One of my friends just started a new community: classic_reader.

Basically it's an online book club for classic literature. The first book we are reading is The Brothers Karamazov

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2008 Books Read

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Fiction


1.
Sputnik Sweetheart
by Haruki Murakami
2.
Exit Wounds
by Rutu Modan [graphic novel]
3.
The Subtle Knife
by Philip Pullman
4.
The Amber Spyglass
by Philip Pullman
5.
South of the Border, West of the Sun
by Haruki Murakami
6.
I am the Messenger
by Markus Zusak
7.
In the Heat of the Night
by John Ball
8.
The Little Prince
by Antoine de Saint Exupery
9.
Kingsblood Royal
by Sinclair Lewis
10.
The Yiddish Policemen's Union
by Michael Chabon
11. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis
12. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley



Non-Fiction


1.
City of Widows: An Iraqi Woman's Account of War and Resistance
by Haifa Zangana
2.
The Sutras of Abu Ghraib: Notes from a Conscientious Objector in Iraq
by Aidan Delgado.
3.
Crashing the Gate: Netroots, Grassroots, and the Rise of People-Powered Politics
by Jerome Armstrong and Markos Moulitsas Zuniga.
4.
The Elephant and the Dragon: The Rise of India and China and What it Means for all of Us
by Robyn Meredith
5.
Victory for us is to see you suffer: In the West Bank with the Palestinians and the Israelis
by Philip C. Winslow
6.
The World Without Us
by Alan Weisman
7.
Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II
by Douglas A. Blackmon.
8. Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale And Why We Bought It by Elizabeth Royte
9. Shopping for God: How Christianity went from in your heart to in your face by James B. Twitchell
10. Black Like You: Blackface, Whiteface, Insult & Imitation in American Popular Culture by John Strausbaugh
11. The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade by Ann Fessler
12. Live from the Gates of Hell: An Insider's Look at the Anti-Abortion Movement by Jerry Reiter
13. Taking on the System: Rules for Radical Change in a Digital Era by Markos Moulitsas Zuniga
14. Heavy Metal Islam: Rock, Resistance, and the Struggle for the Soul of Islam by Mark Levine.
15. The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and how it Changed America by David Hajdu
16. Ravens in the Storm: A Personal History of the 1960s Antiwar Movement by Carl Oglesby
17. UnChristian: What a New Generation Thinks about Christianity...And Why it Matters by David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons.
18. This Land is Their Land: Reports from a Divided Nation by Barbara Ehrenreich
19. The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan

2007 Books Read

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BooksCollapse )All in all, I didn't read nearly as many books as I would have liked to. However, considering I took 27 credits this year (for comparison, an entire master's degree is 36 credits) I think I did alright :-)

book meme

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Book meme from lordhellebore:

These are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing's users.
Bold what you have read,
italicize those you started but couldn't finish,
and strike through what you couldn't stand.
Add an asterisk* to those you've read more than once.
Underline those on your to-read list.

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