Marthine Satris’s Profile

Sign in to Goodreads to learn more about Marthine.

The Anthologist
Marthine Satris is currently reading
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

  (page 50 of 243)
"not enjoying this book. It's not for people who actually read poetry, but for those who fondly remember reading Frost in high school 50 years ago. Disappointing." Dec 04, 2013 12:02AM


Marthine's Recent Updates

Wickedly Dangerous by Deborah Blake
Wickedly Dangerous (Baba Yaga, #1)
by Deborah Blake (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
Marthine Satris wants to read
Evening Is the Whole Day by Preeta Samarasan
Rate this book
Clear rating
Marthine Satris wants to read
The Red Book by Deborah Copaken Kogan
Rate this book
Clear rating
Marthine Satris wants to read
Species of Spaces and Other Pieces by Georges Perec
Rate this book
Clear rating
Marthine Satris added Goodreads to her Facebook Timeline
Goodreads for Timeline
Add your books to Timeline!
learn more
Marthine Satris wants to read
Hold Tight, Don't Let Go by Laura Rose Wagner
Rate this book
Clear rating
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
by Sarah Waters
read in October, 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
"More inventive and twisted than expected. I thought it was an impressively original book and that the shifting/unreliable narrators were handled in a way that added to the book rather than distracted.

That being said, I also felt like the second h..." Read more of this review »
The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Marthine's books…
“Poverty is not caused by men and women getting married; it's not caused by machinery; it's not caused by "over-production"; it's not caused by drink or laziness; and it's not caused by "over-population". It's caused by Private Monopoly. That is the present system. They have monopolized everything that it is possible to monopolize; they have got the whole earth, the minerals in the earth and the streams that water the earth. The only reason they have not monopolized the daylight and the air is that it is not possible to do it. If it were possible to construct huge gasometers and to draw together and compress within them the whole of the atmosphere, it would have been done long ago, and we should have been compelled to work for them in order to get money to buy air to breathe. And if that seemingly impossible thing were accomplished tomorrow, you would see thousands of people dying for want of air - or of the money to buy it - even as now thousands are dying for want of the other necessities of life. You would see people going about gasping for breath, and telling each other that the likes of them could not expect to have air to breathe unless the had the money to pay for it. Most of you here, for instance, would think and say so. Even as you think at present that it's right for so few people to own the Earth, the Minerals and the Water, which are all just as necessary as is the air. In exactly the same spirit as you now say: "It's Their Land," "It's Their Water," "It's Their Coal," "It's Their Iron," so you would say "It's Their Air," "These are their gasometers, and what right have the likes of us to expect them to allow us to breathe for nothing?" And even while he is doing this the air monopolist will be preaching sermons on the Brotherhood of Man; he will be dispensing advice on "Christian Duty" in the Sunday magazines; he will give utterance to numerous more or less moral maxims for the guidance of the young. And meantime, all around, people will be dying for want of some of the air that he will have bottled up in his gasometers. And when you are all dragging out a miserable existence, gasping for breath or dying for want of air, if one of your number suggests smashing a hole in the side of one of th gasometers, you will all fall upon him in the name of law and order, and after doing your best to tear him limb from limb, you'll drag him, covered with blood, in triumph to the nearest Police Station and deliver him up to "justice" in the hope of being given a few half-pounds of air for your trouble.”
Robert Tressell, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

138403 Binders Ink — 268 members — last activity Nov 18, 2014 09:07AM
BFOWW for the win.
165 books | 150 friends

56 books | 7 friends

Jason D...
153 books | 846 friends

239 books | 33 friends

594 books | 116 friends

37 books | 31 friends

Alli Swan
60 books | 45 friends

308 books | 77 friends

More friends…
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Remains of the Day by Kazuo IshiguroEmma by Jane AustenThe Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
The Upper Classes
221 books — 76 voters
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
You Go Girl
48 books — 91 voters


Quizzes and Trivia

questions answered:
158 (0.1%)

135 (85.4%)

8 (4.8%)

89189 out of 2890797


best streak:

questions added:

Polls voted on by this member