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Surviving the Dragon: A Recent History of Tibet Through the Looking Glass of a Tibetan Lama
I live in Bloomington, IN, where Arjia Rinpoche now runs the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center. I am forever grateful to the friend that nudg...more
Oct 2011
Oct 06, 2011
Lost Illusions (La Comédie Humaine)
I wish I could give this ten stars. Make sure to look for a good translation....I compared a couple of copies in the bookstore and the feel was quite...more
Mar 19, 2008
Feb 10, 2008
The One-Straw Revolution
I LOVE this book beyond words. A must-read for anyone that enjoys gardening, farming, philosophy, permaculture, free time, free thought....Revolutiona...more
Sep 2011
Sep 21, 2011
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I will see her speak on I am reading as much as I can between now and then. So far, great, beautiful writing.
Mar 06, 2009
Feb 26, 2009
People of the River (North America's Forgotten Past, #4)
see my review of 'People of the Weeping Eye'
Aug 2011
Sep 21, 2011
The Left Hand of Darkness (Hainish Cycle, #4)
This might go into my top ten list of sci-fi/fantasy novels.
Oct 2009
Oct 26, 2009
Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets
Institutional racism is widespread in this country. If you didn't already know that, you really need to read this book. If you thought you knew that,...more
Mar 28, 2008
Feb 10, 2008
Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability
Very thorough and readable. Permaculture seems like a cohesive, functional philosophy on how to live in the world, especially post-fossil-fuel. Lots o...more
May 2008
Apr 28, 2008
Buffalo Bird Woman's Garden: Agriculture of the Hidatsa Indians
Anthropologist Gilbert L. Wilson transcribed conversations with Buffalo Bird Woman, a Hidatsa American Indian woman from North Dakota. She was born ar...more
May 2008
May 24, 2008
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
This book went beyond my expectations. I snobbily put off reading this, thinking it would just re-hash what is already in other great books about fact...more
Jun 2008
May 24, 2008
Into the Forest
So, I give the story 5 stars, while the writing itself only warrants three stars. It is worth it to get past the sometimes poor characterizations, esp...more
Jul 2008
Jul 04, 2008
Half of a Yellow Sun
A really heart-wrenching story set in war-torn Biafra/Nigeria in the 60's. The characters are lovely, the story is compelling, and there is great hist...more
Jan 2007
Jan 25, 2008
The Earth Path: Grounding Your Spirit in the Rhythms of Nature
Wow, I loved this book. It was a nice surprise. Read it!
Jul 2009
Jun 25, 2009
The Televisionary Oracle
I probably should have read this one in my late teens, early 20's....when I was a Tom Robbins fanatic. The jury's still out, but I can't seem to force...more
Jul 04, 2011
Apr 21, 2011
Brave New World
I went ahead and gave this 5 stars because I was obsessed with this book in high school. It was my first time into this type of imagined, hellish, con...more
Jan 1989
Mar 01, 2008
Endgame, Vol. 1: The Problem of Civilization
pseudo-intellectual logic games. inefficient use of language (and logic, for that matter). digressions galore. ugh. i really had high hopes for this b...more
Jun 2009
Sep 13, 2008
What Is the What
One of my top 10 (maybe 5?) books of all time.
Mar 2010
Mar 14, 2010
A wonderful and interesting story that gives great insight into the ways we are bombarded with marketing. Inspires subversiveness.
Jan 2005
Jan 24, 2008
Great Expectations
so far i am loving it. witty, and not as dreary as i'd expected.
Feb 10, 2008
Jan 24, 2008
Plant Spirit Medicine: The Healing Power of Plants
I love this book. I love that people are thinking like this.
Oct 2007
Feb 14, 2008
The Meat You Eat: How Corporate Farming Has Endangered America's Food Supply
A very up-to date look at factory farms...and the meat you eat.
Jan 2006
Feb 14, 2008
The Monkey Wrench Gang
I'll say it again, "I love you, Edward Abbey."
Jun 2009
Apr 25, 2009
Jan 2009
Feb 10, 2009
The Green Pharmacy
not set
Oct 25, 2008
Things Fall Apart and Related Readings (Literature Connections)
Feb 2009
Feb 02, 2009
From the Land of Green Ghosts: A Burmese Odyssey
not set
Feb 02, 2009
Opening Our Wild Hearts to the Healing Herbs
not set
Oct 25, 2008
The Help
Jun 2011
Feb 22, 2009
A City Herbal
not set
Oct 25, 2008
Buffalo Woman Comes Singing
May 2009
Apr 19, 2009
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