Thursday, July 24, 2008

Readings and Watchings

I updated my book and movie reviews! [Favorite Book: Undomestic Goddess- its fun! Favorite Movie: The Dark Knight, hands down] I'm on a hunt for good books to fulfill my 50 books in 2008 goal. Any suggestions much appreciated!

8 comments:

the_thinker said...

I m reading Salman Rushdie's Midnight Children if you haven't read its good.

Shawna said...

I really enjoyed Midnight's Children, although it took a while to suck me in. I also jsut read Lahiri's Unaccostomed Earth and really liked it. My recet fave was On Beauty, which I think I read after reading your review. There was something else I read, but what was it? I'll be back iA. :)

Rabbi Lars Shalom said...

the aliens are here and they love christ!!! plus: 'Conversation with Jesus!! search 'aliens', 'jesus'

Toi said...

Hi Aisha!

I just read Them by Nathan McCall. Although it's fiction, I was interested in how he would give a balanced view on the topic gentification in Old Fourth Ward Atlanta.

Considering how broad the topic is and the difficulty he must of had in developing his characters, he did a fine job. I'm trying to determine (in my own mind) if policy could or should be a part of addressing the issue. (uuummmm)

Not sure what I'll read next...maybe Lahiri's Unaccoustomed Earth. I love her writing style.Will keep you posted.

Also, I thought you'd be interested in this link: Teaching Law, Testing Ideas, Obama Stood Apart @ http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/30/us/politics/30law.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&oref=slogin&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss&pagewanted=all&adxnnlx=1217426593-rkSo2COmM55THfEwmCxsug.

I thought of you. I looked one his exams and WISHED I could've sat in during one of class discussions:-)

Toi

Tazeen said...

try the case of exploding mangoes by muhammed hanif

it is hilarious and brilliant

mystic-soul said...

Add another "The last lecture" - I just finished. Ita an important read.

Anonymous said...

If you like political books, try

The Great Derangement: A Terrifying True Story of War, Politics, and Religion at the Twilight of the American Empire

by Matt Taibbi

It's extremely funny and sad all at once. A fantastic and quick read.

LN said...

'If this is a man', Primo Levi

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