Monday, February 23, 2009

light at the end of the tunnel

As I approach the 5 month mark to my graduation date (thank goodness), several things are keeping me motivated, none of which are career or job related.  Today I was in class for 5+ hours and have about 8+ hours of other class related shit to do tonight.  Not fun.  The thought of doing fun things soon keeps me going:  knitting, spinning, reading, biking, gardening, watching movies, etc.

After some thinking and reading over blogs I love I decided to post my "to read" list that is becoming quite extensive.  

Factory Girls
From Village to City in a Changing China
Leslie T. Chang

Letter to My Daughter
Maya Angelou

The Superorganism
The Beauty, Elegance, and Strangeness of Insect Societies
Bert Holldobler and Edward O. Wilson

Paradise; Beloved; A Mercy; Jazz
Toni Morrison

Sea of Poppies
Amitav Ghosh

Ecotopia
Ernest Callenbach

Unaccustomed Earth
Jhumpa Lahiri

2666
Roberto Bolano, translated by Natasha Wimmer

The Jewel of Medina
Sherry Jones

Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert

Hope’s Edge
The Next Diet for a Small Planet
Anna Lappe and Frances Moore Lappe

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Barbara Kingsolver

Orlando
Virginia Wolf

Poetry of Seamus Heaney

Zodiac
Neal Stephenson

Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor
Leonard Boff

How much should a person consume?
Ramachandra Guha

Brewing Justice: Fair Trade Coffee, Sustainability, and Survival
Dan Jaffe

Unbowed
Wangari Maathi

Shakti: Realm of the Divine Mother
Vanamali

Girls In Trucks
Katie Crouch

What You Call Winter
Nalini Jones

Identity Work in Social Movements
Eds: Jo Reger, Daniel J. Myers, and Rachel L. Einwohner

The Politics of Identity
Solidary Building among America’s Working Poor
Erin E. O’Brien

Sciences from Below
Feminisms, Poscolonialities, and Modernities
Sandra Harding

Women in American Journalism
A New History
Jan Whitt

Digital Media and Democracy
Tactics in Hard Times
Ed. Megan Boler

Tactical Biopolitics
Art, Activism, and Technoscience
Ed. Beatriz da Costa and Kavita Philip

The Wisdom of Whores
Bureaucrats, Brothels and the Business of AIDS
Elizabeth Pisani

Make A Zine!
When Words and Graphics Collide
Bill Brent and Joe Biel

Outliers
The Story of Success
Malcolm Gladwell

Bag Bazaar
25 Stylish Bags to Sew in an Afternoon
Megan Avery

The Aftermath of Feminism
Gender, Culture, and Social Change
Angela McRobbie

Taking Back God
American women rising up for religious equality
Leora Tanenbaum

Do you have any other recommendations?  Please tell me and I'll add them to my list!  You can also email me at liz.martin0518(at)gmail(dot)com.

1 comment:

Erin said...

liz! good list and I miss you

though perhaps you may want to disguise your address a bit against spam bots. (at) (dot)

we watched a little bit of the secret life of plants yesterday and it was freaking awesome.