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Member: sisaruus

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About meI am my contradictions.

About my libraryEighty percent of the families in the United States last year did not buy a book.
http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/200h81110_america_the_illiterate/?ln
And then there's me.

What I am reading now:
Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance
The Mother of All Questions by Rebecca Solnit
From Betty Crocker to Feminist Food Studies edited by Arlene Voski Avakian and Barbara Haber
Healing and the Mind by Bill Moyers
Finns in the United States: A History of Settlement, Dissent, and Immigration by Auvo Kostianen

What I Read in 2017
11. Learning to Drive: and other life stories by Katha Pollitt (5 stars)
10. The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia by Michael Booth
9. This Land is Their Land: reports from a divided nation by Barbara Ehrenreich
8. The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
7. $2.00 a Day: living on almost nothing in America by Kathryn J. Edin $ H. Luke Shaefer
6. Men: notes from an ongoing investigation by Laura Kipnis
5. Becoming Grandma by Lesley Stahl
4. The Risimg by Ryan D'Agostino
3. Too Loud a Solitude by Bohumil Hrabal
2. Becoming Earth by Eva Saulitis
1. Laughing in the Face of Cancer by Pam Lacko

What I Read in 2016
11. Georgia: a Novel of Georgia O'Keeffe by Dawn Tripp
10. Bluets by Maggie Nelson
9. The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life by Anu Partanen
8. last Night by James Salter
7. Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
6. 84, Charing Cross Road by Helen Hanff
5. Cancer Made Me a Shallower Person by Miriam Engelberg
4. On My Own by Diane Rohm
3. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
2. Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammet
1. The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

What I Read in 2015:
47. How To Be Black by Baratunde Thurston
46. Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen by Mary Norris
45. Doing Sixty & Seventy by Gloria Steinem
44. Fed, White, and Blue: Finding America with My Fork by Simon Majumdar
43. Kayak Morning: reflections on love, grief and small boats by Roger Rosenblatt
42. Voracious: A Hungry Reader Cooks Her Way Through Great Books by Cara Nicoletti
41. Sloth by Wendy Wasserstein
40. Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own by Kate Bolick
39. Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat? By Lisa Scottoline
38. Unforgettable: A Son, a Mother, and the Lessons of a Lifetime by Scott Simon
37. The Social Animal by David Brooks
36. The Sunlit Room by Rebecca Dinerstein
35. Blue Horses by Mary Oliver
34. The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction by Alan Jacobs
33. A Lucky Life Interrupted by Tom Brokaw
32. The Dream Lover by Elizabeth Behrg
31. Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal by Jeanette Winterson
30. The Light of the World: A Memoir by Elizabeth Alexander
29. The Last Gift of Time: Life Beyond Sixty by Carolyn Heilbrun
28. Life Among the Savages by Shirley Jackson
27. Speak by Louisa Hall
26. 97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Familes in One New York Tenement by Jane Ziegelman
25. The Introvert's Way: Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World by Sophia Dembling
24. Rain: A Natural and Cultural History by Cynthia Barnett
23. The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere by Pico Iyer
22. Living with a Wild God by Barbara Ehrenreich
21. Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster) - Life Lessons & Other Ravings by Dave Barry
20. The Cookbook Collector: a novel by Allegra Goodman
19. Out of Time: The Pleasures and Perils of Ageing by Lynne Segal
18. Walks with Men by Ann Beattie
17. Still Alice by Lisa Genova
16. Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen
15. Privilege: The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul's School by Shamus Rahman Khan
14. The Theft of Memory by Jonathan Kozol
13. Griswold Point: History from the Mouth of the Connecticut River by Wick Griswold
12. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
11. Provence, 1970 by Luke Barr
10. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
9. Through the Kitchen Window: Women Explore the Intimate Meanings of Food and Cooking edited by Arlene Voski Avakian
8. Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
7. If This Isn't Nice, What Is? By Kurt Vonnegut
6. The Partly Cloudy Patriot by Sarah Vowell
5. From Finland with Love: A Novel by Ellie Alanko
4. Confessions of a Serial Entertainer by Steven Stolman
3, How to Succeed at Aging without Really Dying by Lyla Blake Ward
2. It's Fine By Me by Per Petterson
1. My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop edited by Ronald RIce

What I Read 2008 - 2014
http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/User:Sisaruus

Groups50-Something Library Thingers, All Things New England, Anarchism, Art is Life, Atheism and humanism, Author Theme Reads, Bestsellers over the Years, Books in Books, Bostonians, Connecticut Nutmeggersshow all groups

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Member sinceMar 4, 2007

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