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Here I am! Catching up with the past 4 months of readings.
I didn’t FINISH reading anything during December and January, so those lists will never exist. Here is what I’ve finished reading and remembered to write down.
» March 29
Interviewing Inuit Elders: Child-rearing Practices by Naqi Ekho and Uqsuralik Ottokie
This is the most fascinating book! An interview about how things used to happen with birth, aging, being a child and the ways people were raised. The way it is written feels as if Naqi and Uqsuralik are talking to you! I am using this as a resource for my paper and I discovered that you can access the whole book on this website!Here is a .pdf of the book +it has pictures. I hope that link works. :P
» March 26
The Pursuit of Ecotopia by E.N. Anderson
Tried to read a few pages for research and couldn’t put the thing down. Really insightful.
» March 18
Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam and the Science of Ocean motion by Loree Burns
I am writing a HUGE research paper on garbage (mainly plastics), so this kids book was light reading. Super informative, though and quite sciency for all those non-scientists who wants to learn about cool stuff.
It also talks about the Pacific Garbage Patch and Beach Debris –Cool stuff!
» Feb 2
Words that come before All Else by Haudenosaunee Environmental Task Force
This book is beautifully written and an insightful look into the way the Haudenosaunee look at Creation. I was asked to read this for one of my classes, and it has opened my mind to a completely different way of seeing the Earth and all life that is on it.
After reading the .pdf I decided that I had to support the writers and buy the book. <- if you click that link, you can read a preview or buy it yourself. I had no problem spending $26 CA (after S&H) to support HETF.
» Nov 30
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
GOOD BOOK! Read it! It is messed up. Begs its readers to ask questions like:
– What does it mean to be human?
– Would you like to live in the Brave New World?
– Are we moving towards living in a Brave New world?
– Is it better to be conditioned or to think freely?
Also, someone please explain to me HOW DOES THE BOOK END??! (without giving away too much, I was very confused)