Has anyone read Blue Highways by Least Heat Moon? It's excellent, I wish I had more time away from work in which to read it.
if you haven't read it, you should.
I don't think I have ever read a book that was this intense, this discriptive, and so different then anything else.
and to think I read this in my senior english class, usually seriors are reading a brave new world or grapes of wrath or some weird old book, man is my english teacher cool!
Alright, I just got a new job, so I've been reading too many programming manuals to catch myself up, but in my free time, I've been working on this (and trust me, it's work for me):What needs to be.
This book is one of the more intelligent texts regarding our politically future (our meaning the US). This is something everyone in our nation that is capable, should fucking read today. It has better ideas about social security, retirement investments, war, taxes, etc etc etc. I'm more inspired by three pages in this than all michael moore books if read at once. I'm actually thinking about running for office to get some of these ideas around...they are very needed.
Anyway. Obama knows whats, up...why don't the rest of us?
If you're looking for something to ease your head about Bush and his evildoing cronies, or about the amount of treehugging liberals (these are the opposing ends of the spectrum), then you need to read about this, and consider changing the party politics, as well as our current state of the two-party system, electoral voting, and campaign finance...it's a must.
Thank you for your time.
Wed, Feb. 9th, 2005, 10:42 pm
I just got a Stalin biography. It's an older (used) paperback copy of a biography that's seemingly now out of print. Apparently it's a biography directed towards explaining his early life. I'm interested in reading, just because it's something I know nothing about, but I'm writing, because I'm wondering what everyone's favorite biography(ies) is(are). It will be my first, and am fairly excited. I've moved away from fiction recently, and have primarily been reading politics, and antiBush literature.
Anyway...now that I will be blacklisted for this post from the gov...just want to hear some feedback.
Name a book you were required to read for a class but ended up liking so much you decided not to sell it back.
Mine would have to be either The Inferno
or The Matamorphosis
Barnes & Noble or Borders?
I just graduated, and have been spending lots of time reading. I just finished Tokyo Doesn't Love Us Anymore
by Ray Loriga. It was written as Burroughs would have if he were from our generation. Excellent, random, and one of the few pieces of fiction I have managed to read recently.
I'm currently working on Tao Te Ching
by Lao Tsu. It's obviously spiritual, and I ran some stuff by my conservative mother, and she thought it was the Bible...then told me I was joining a cult...heh..crazy conservatives.
Next in line is one of John Cage's BOOKS...(yes books), called Silence: Lectures and Writings
, which is a collection of the lectures Cage gave in the 40's and 50's. Some called it Dadaism, but it's definately a different approach that we don't get to see that often anymore.
You know, I have bookmarks half way through about 20 books right now, I guess I'll list them as I get through them, and when I have something to say about each. These three are what I've been thinking about this last week.