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daisygrrl 12-04-2009 11:14 AM

Whatcha Reading?
 
Us bibliophiles want to know: what are you reading, plan to read, or didn't enjoy reading?

Here's a place to gab about literature (all kinds), share reading lists, and reviews.
:glasses:

Looking forward to your posts!

Apocalipstic 12-04-2009 11:22 AM

I just finished Profiles in Folly, History's Worst Decisions and Why They Went Wrong by Alan Axelrod

I love history, so I enjoyed it. A light look at a bunch of big messes.

I am off to the library this weekend to find something new.

violaine 12-04-2009 11:26 AM

thank you ;)
 
how did i get here - chapter 1


".. i'm sure i was sociable. days were nearly always spent kicking balls, exploring the woods, digging in soil, and sometimes eating it, roaming the hills and in each other's houses..." - keith

i am reading asperger syndrome- a love story, written by sarah hendricks and keith newton. the couple explain who they are as individuals, chronicle their meeting and first ill-fated relationship, followed by a painful but vital period of separation and learning to the final destination of a new, different, more satisfactory relationship together. personal accounts - embracing [humourously a lot of the time] neurodiversity!

:dog:

i'm also still reading jayber crow, a novel by wendell berry. [his work with farm alliance is amazing, by the way]. this book is poetic, philosophical, and the community members/town is imagined- richly so!

:writer:

i hope you are doing well, daisy - whatcha readin' ? :eyebat:

belle
ox


foxyshaman 12-04-2009 11:34 AM

Currently I am reading:

Alchemical Psychology, Old recipes for living in a new world by Thom Cavalli;

The Fisher king and the Handless Maiden; understanding The wounded feeling Function in the Masculine and Feminine in Psychology; by Robert Johnson

And I am currently researching Nyx, The Goddess Night. I am preparing to tell a story to my drumming circle. We are honoring the darkness and I thought what a great way to share what the darkness has 'birthed' for us through mythology. She is an amalgamation of other creation myths so old that the only places she is still present is in the oldest of the old written myths.

:thumbsup: Flying my geek colors....

Selenay 12-04-2009 11:41 AM

Aloud
Voices From the Nuyorican Poets Cafe



Excerpt:


IN RESPONSE TO A BROTHER’S QUESTION ABOUT WHAT HE SHOULD DO WHEN HIS BEST FRIEND BEATS UP A WOMAN



. . . and push out the violence be unafraid to be a man who confronts men
about women be unafraid to be a man
who confronts men
big mean ass nasty men
be unafraid to be a man
who confronts
himself.

-Asha Bandele

daisygrrl 12-04-2009 11:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by apocalipstic (Post 16383)
I just finished Profiles in Folly, History's Worst Decisions and Why They Went Wrong by Alan Axelrod

I love history, so I enjoyed it. A light look at a bunch of big messes.

I am off to the library this weekend to find something new.

That sounds like a really cool history-related book that I could 'get into'!

I love libraries--just wandering down the aisles is fun for me :reader:


Quote:

Originally Posted by violaine (Post 16385)
how did i get here - chapter 1


".. i'm sure i was sociable. days were nearly always spent kicking balls, exploring the woods, digging in soil, and sometimes eating it, roaming the hills and in each other's houses..." - keith

i am reading asperger syndrome- a love story, written by sarah hendricks and keith newton. the couple explain who they are as individuals, chronicle their meeting and first ill-fated relationship, followed by a painful but vital period of separation and learning to the final destination of a new, different, more satisfactory relationship together. personal accounts - embracing [humourously a lot of the time] neurodiversity!

:dog:

i'm also still reading jayber crow, a novel by wendell berry. [his work with farm alliance is amazing, by the way]. this book is poetic, philosophical, and the community members/town is imagined- richly so!

:writer:

i hope you are doing well, daisy - whatcha readin' ? :eyebat:

belle
ox



The love story sounds really interesting to me--I'm gonna have to put that on my reading list!


Hugs to you, Ms. Belle! I'm reading...well...pieces of my dissertation for editing at the moment--but I can't wait until I have leisure time to read for fun!

Quote:

Originally Posted by foxyshaman (Post 16389)
Currently I am reading:

Alchemical Psychology, Old recipes for living in a new world by Thom Cavalli;

The Fisher king and the Handless Maiden; understanding The wounded feeling Function in the Masculine and Feminine in Psychology; by Robert Johnson

And I am currently researching Nyx, The Goddess Night. I am preparing to tell a story to my drumming circle. We are honoring the darkness and I thought what a great way to share what the darkness has 'birthed' for us through mythology. She is an amalgamation of other creation myths so old that the only places she is still present is in the oldest of the old written myths.

:thumbsup: Flying my geek colors....

I love love love mythology--your drumming circle is sure to be inspiring!

Geek colors--cool beans! We should have T-shirts--and our own flag!


Thanks everyone, for sharing your love for books (f)

daisygrrl 12-04-2009 11:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Selenay (Post 16393)
Aloud
Voices From the Nuyorican Poets Cafe



Excerpt:


IN RESPONSE TO A BROTHERíS QUESTION ABOUT WHAT HE SHOULD DO WHEN HIS BEST FRIEND BEATS UP A WOMAN



. . . and push out the violence be unafraid to be a man who confronts men
about women be unafraid to be a man
who confronts men
big mean ass nasty men
be unafraid to be a man
who confronts
himself.

-Asha Bandele

That sounds like a really powerful collection, Selly!

Linus 12-04-2009 11:51 AM

Let's see.. I have a few books on the go:

Stitch 'n Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker (planning on learning this so I can make some gifts next year rather than buy -- including, perhaps, a his and hers Fisherman's Sweaters)

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose (a lot of it seems interestingly and odd Buddhist)

Blown for Good: Behind the Iron Curtain of Scientology (interesting book by one of the former Sea Org members about what Scientology was really like and how he escaped it after a lifetime in it --- over 15 years IIRC).

Windows 7: The Definitive Guide (gotta get brushed up on that because it's related to a course I teach)

daisygrrl 12-04-2009 11:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Linus (Post 16401)
Let's see.. I have a few books on the go:

Stitch 'n Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker (planning on learning this so I can make some gifts next year rather than buy -- including, perhaps, a his and hers Fisherman's Sweaters)

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose (a lot of it seems interestingly and odd Buddhist)

Blown for Good: Behind the Iron Curtain of Scientology (interesting book by one of the former Sea Org members about what Scientology was really like and how he escaped it after a lifetime in it --- over 15 years IIRC).

Windows 7: The Definitive Guide (gotta get brushed up on that because it's related to a course I teach)

I gotta say that I love the title for that first book!

The book from the former Scientology member sounds intriguing. I've heard Kate Bornstein (:heartbeat:) talk about her experiences in the group--but those are really the only first-hand accounts that I've encountered.

kassykit 12-04-2009 12:59 PM

Lets see for school i'm reading

Builidng Java Programs a back to basics approach by Stuart Reges and Marty Stepp

Visual C# 2008 hot to program by Deitel and Deitel

Oracle 10g SQL - Joan Casteel

Also my stats book which i cant recall the name of right at the momment, it's a online book through Aplia.

For fun it varies by day, but almost anything mercedes Lackey, or elizabeth moon will get me going :)

Dean Thoreau 12-04-2009 03:12 PM

for light reading this week I read...............
Sari Shop Window..by Bantwal great read, good novel....
The Eliminationists by David Neiwert....(quasi political)
The Dangerous World of Butterlies ***** i recommend
The End of Overeating by David Kessler..excellent
Super Freakonomics....fun
Cheap by Ellen rupel Shell.... not bad but she is really out of touch with the world.

not sure what i will read tonigh

dean :flyaway:

Apocalipstic 12-04-2009 03:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dean Thoreau (Post 16471)
for light reading this week I read...............
Sari Shop Window..by Bantwal great read, good novel....
The Eliminationists by David Neiwert....(quasi political)
The Dangerous World of Butterlies ***** i recommend
The End of Overeating by David Kessler..excellent
Super Freakonomics....fun
Cheap by Ellen rupel Shell.... not bad but she is really out of touch with the world.

not sure what i will read tonigh

dean :flyaway:




I really enjoy the Freakonomics books, fun indeed!

Rufusboi 12-04-2009 04:13 PM

Original Sin by PD James.

Inuus 12-04-2009 05:57 PM

Soul Of A Dog by Jon Katz
Most recent book in a series about his life in upstate NY on his farm. Ive read a few in the series and really like them. Quick read, great stories and antics about his animals. Light reading would recommend it

daisygrrl 12-04-2009 06:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Inuus (Post 16512)
Soul Of A Dog by Jon Katz
Most recent book in a series about his life in upstate NY on his farm. Ive read a few in the series and really like them. Quick read, great stories and antics about his animals. Light reading would recommend it

That sounds like a great book! You may also enjoy When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson and Susan McCarthy :elefant:


Kassy, Dean, & Rufus--those are great lists! I looked at reviews on them and put several on my reading list! :reader:

Dean Thoreau 12-04-2009 06:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by apocalipstic (Post 16477)
I really enjoy the Freakonomics books, fun indeed!

it is also one of the few economic books my kids will read and enjoy as well...
i have a tendency to quote form them frequently when talking with my elementary students they make economic principles and concepts easy to understand....
tho my favorite book to quote from at school is "Lies my teacher taught me"

hottprof 12-04-2009 07:19 PM

The Dark Tower Series : Drawing of Three (ie book 2). Stephen King

On the Edge: The United States in the Twentieth Century - Horowitz and Carroll (for the class I am teaching this spring)

The Lyrics to "We didn't Start the Fire" BIlly Joel (also a teaching tool)


Smiles :frog:

daisygrrl 12-04-2009 07:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hottprof (Post 16544)
On the Edge: The United States in the Twentieth Century - Horowitz and Carroll (for the class I am teaching this spring)

The Lyrics to "We didn't Start the Fire" BIlly Joel (also a teaching tool)


Smiles :frog:

Dear prof--I wish that I was in that class (how cool!) :hangloose:

MsDemeanor 12-04-2009 07:47 PM

Book of the Dead by Patricia Cornwell

Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich

The Family by Jeff Sharlet

And a bunch of silversmithing and jewelry making books and magazines

Inuus 12-07-2009 08:03 PM

Animal Magnetism by Rita Mae Brown

I just started it today and its really good for those that love animals. Its basically about all the animals she has had or been involved with over her lifetime with cute stories about each. She is involved in fox hunting as a sport(they dont kill the fox) so alot of stories about horses and dogs...light reading would recommend it


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