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Member: metamariposa

CollectionsEbooks (19), Your library (1,193), Castellano (273), Wishlist (7), Currently reading (4), To read (2), Read but unowned (2), All collections (1,227)

Reviews36 reviews

Tagsnovel (185), non-fiction (76), poetry (70), theory (61), religion (60), essay (59), history (56), science fiction (54), genre-interesting (36), science (36) — see all tags

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About meMath teacher. Avid reader. Distracted writer. Crocheter. Anarchist.

About my libraryWe've spent a lot of time in Spanish-speaking countries, and my husband is a grad student in Latin American literature--hence the large Spanish collection within our library. I enjoy science fiction and fiction about science; however, most of my recent acquisitions are political in nature. This list misses a few books that we carted in from our childhood collections, but is up-to-date on all our purchases within the last five years.

GroupsAnarchism, Marxist & Socialist, National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo), Radical History, Science Fiction Fans, Science!, South American Fiction-Argentine Writers

Favorite authorsDouglas Adams, Margaret Atwood, Jane Austen, Douglas Coupland, Robertson Davies, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Thomas Hardy, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Kazuo Ishiguro, Richard Powers, William Carlos Williams, Virginia Woolf (Shared favorites)


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Member sinceApr 16, 2007

Currently readingEternauta, El - 50 Aos (Spanish Edition) by Hector G. Oesterheld
Home Economics: Fourteen Essays by Wendell Berry
Fidel and Che: A Revolutionary Friendship by Simon Reid-Henry
Their Noble Lordships: Class and Power in Modern Britain by Simon Winchester

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Could you write a review of The Gospel According to Joe by A. R. Gurney? What was it about? Did you enjoy it?
I didn't get an early review book for the first time in a YEAR. Robbed.
See you tomorrow!
Angela! I was wondering who else had Hedeen's book in their library...
Because it's fun to communicate with you asynchronously despite you seeing me all the time:
I checked out Gold Bug Variations from Watson yesterdee! Woohoo.
You know, at the time that I read "The Echo Maker," I didn't think that it had made that much of an impact on me. I thought the writing was superb, but it felt emotionally distant--so that I ended up reading "Plowing the Dark" to see if I'd get a different experience out of that.

But it's funny, The Echo Maker is one of those books that has surfaced in my mind more often than others. As a "post-9/11" novel, I appreciated the subtlety of its approach; I think that this, more than any other reason, is why the book has ended up resonating with me so strongly.

Have you read all of Powers? I haven't been able to decide whether I'm going to make Galatea 2.2 or The Gold Bug Variations my next Powers read.
Ah--are you angrystarlyt's friend who recommended the Richard Powers? (Putting 2 and 2 together.) I love Powers, and it's infrequently that I come across someone else who has read him. If you ever have any recommendations for me, I'd be glad to hear them!
What angela hasn't told you in her biography is that she passed her Master's oral with HONORS!
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