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Poems of Fernando Pessoa
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If on a winter's night a traveler by Italo Calvino
Twilight by stephen meyer. Haven't seen the movie. The book is a great read so far,thogh. Great prose language. I was also reading something about buddhist practices.
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You have a lot of stuff to do...marriage, parenting, exercise, a full time job, etc.

As for me...
Pimpology: 48 laws of Game-Pimpin' Ken
Street Soldiers-Joe Marshall
Beginners Guide to Day Trading-Toni Turner
I'm not trying to go intraday, but There's a lot of info on Swing and Intermediate trading in here. If I'm not willing to hold indexes all the way to the (hopefully temporary) gutters I'm doing a superblunt version of trend trading anyway. If you see a post about a CE "couch tour" you'll know I crapped out.
jahluv said:
But...
"...the largest ethnic group is Asian, followed by Latinos and African Americans. Some of the schools' critics contend that high-scoring Asian Americans are driving the test scores, but blacks and Latinos do roughly as well -- in fact, better on some tests. That makes American Indian a rarity in American education, defying the axiom that poor black and Latino children will lag behind others in school."

it's interesting how persistent stereotypes are... there are immigrant and a lot of refugee families that have many of the same disadvantages found in poor black and latino communities. so, i'm not too sure if the idea is that latinos and african americans are excelling or that the financially poor and disadvantaged asian american family is invisible once again (compare indochinese refugees [laos, hmong, viet, cambodian] to blacks and latinos and i'm pretty sure the stats will look roughly the same) and the aggregate stats are being used to make misleading judgments about the so-called model minority and other minority groups...

just saying, the idea of the model minority was created to divide and conquer and unfortunately it masks the real problems in less visible asian american communities.

anyway love seeing what you all are reading. :]
I've gotten back into a habit I'd kind of stopped once I got to college, reading more than one book at a time.

John Adams by David McCullough. I was one of the hostess when he came to my school (History students get to rub elbows with celebs too sometimes) and he signed the copy my teacher gave me.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame - Smith
Lost Souls by Poppy Z. Brite
Sex Variant Woman: The Life of Jeanette Howard Foster by Joanne Passet


slow start out but it's really getting good now. def. not a children's book like i thought.
Practical Mysticism by Evelyn Underhill


"The purpose of Practical Mysticism is to introduce the methods and practice of mysticism to those who have no prior knowledge of the subject. Here we find what mysticism is and what it has to offer the average man: how it helps to solve this problems, how it increases his efficiency, and how it harmonizes with the duties and ideals of his active life. Those Those who read and savor the book will learn how the practice of mysticism can enrich their daily living in countless ways."

...haha, found it at a book fair. not a first edition, but it's my first owned book by her... read a bit from her back in college, but the back cover blurb sounds like the reader is about to join a (male-centered) cult. heh.
Finally slugging my way through Stephen King's Dark Tower series.... I read the first three when they originally came out (what was that, late '80s?) then bought the remaining 4 when I saw them, but never sat down to read them til now...
Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice. I plan on reading all her books. Only read 4 of hers so far. I got alot more to go.
I think people should read more science fiction of the good type - improves vocabulary.

I am currently reading "The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror" 2007 edition. Nice big ol' fat collection of short stories that always get me in the writing mood after completing. When I finish this book I have the Science Fiction version waiting with held breath for me to pick it up and open it and cherish its far out words.
I'm currently a book called You Suck (A Love Story) by Christopher Moore. A funny and twisted love story about the relationship of two vampires. It has the kind of offball humour that I like.


Right now I'm reading the latest issue of Fantasy&Science Fiction Magazine. Anybody interested in such things (this means you Obsidian) should really check it out, the magazine's been falling on hard times lately, and it really is the best of the digest type magazines out there, so it'd be a real shame if it went under. Pick up a copy at your local bookstore or something.

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