Melanie’s Profile

Sign in to Goodreads to learn more about Melanie.

http://www.goodreads.com/bibliomelanie




Melanie's Recent Updates

Melanie rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Virtual Orientalism by Jane Iwamura
Rate this book
Clear rating
Melanie rated a book 2 of 5 stars
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 3 by Terry Carr
Rate this book
Clear rating
Melanie rated a book 2 of 5 stars
The Third Man and The Fallen Idol by Graham Greene
Rate this book
Clear rating
Eh. I'm a fan of Graham Greene, but was fairly underwhelmed by this one. Don't start with this collection.
Melanie rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Have You Seen Marie? by Sandra Cisneros
Have You Seen Marie?
by Sandra Cisneros
read in June, 2015
Rate this book
Clear rating
Melanie rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Race and Redemption in Puritan New England by Richard A. Bailey
Rate this book
Clear rating
"[White] New England puritans defended their racialization of Native Americans and Africans as a strategy of redemption both for themselves and for their neighbors of color...[establishing] a racial order based, in their estimation, on the decrees of ...more
Melanie rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans
Rate this book
Clear rating
"But perhaps the most unsettling thing about a new church is the way the ghost of the old one haunts it. For better or worse, the faith of our youth informs our fears, our nostalgia, our reactions, and our suspicions. My ears perked like an anxious d ...more
Melanie rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Pagans by James J. O'Donnell
Rate this book
Clear rating
"Christians then and many modern readers have been at pains to construct the necessary story of pagan survival and resistance out of very heterogenous materials. It's hard to trace, but real resistance happened--away from the light of day. People con ...more
Melanie rated a book 5 of 5 stars
It Gets Bitter by Alok Vaid-Menon
Rate this book
Clear rating
I saw DarkMatter perform at the I-Hotel at a Kearny Street Workshop event in San Francisco. They were amazing.
Melanie rated a book 5 of 5 stars
This Bridge Called My Back by Cherríe L. Moraga
Rate this book
Clear rating
"The continually changing demographics of people of color in the US are the product of the United States' cultural and economic invasion around the globe. As "refugees of a world on fire," the strategy for our liberation is not confined to our state- ...more
More of Melanie's books…
Audre Lorde
“Black and Third World people are expected to educate white people as to our humanity. Women are expected to educate men. Lesbians and gay men are expected to educate the heterosexual world. The oppressors maintain their position and evade their responsibility for their own actions. There is a constant drain of energy which might be better used in redefining ourselves and devising realistic scenarios for altering the present and constructing the future.”
Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches

25x33 Spoiler Party — 5 members — last activity Mar 29, 2014 09:33AM
A book club where we talk about books from angles not regularly tackled. Extention of the spoiler party podcast ...more
220 Goodreads Librarians Group — 50978 members — last activity 5 minutes ago
A place where all Goodreads members can work together to improve the Goodreads book catalog. Non-librarians are welcome to join the group as well, to ...more
102179 RJ Reads (Reproductive Justice Book Club) — 196 members — last activity 1 hour, 39 min ago
Reading and discussing nonfiction and fiction books relating to reproductive justice issues. New books quarterly. A Backline joint.
Joey
101 books | 76 friends

mis fit
1,498 books | 159 friends

Andrea ...
0 books | 30 friends

Jamie
496 books | 23 friends

Rebecca...
0 books | 51 friends

Laurie ...
8 books | 34 friends

Matthew...
60 books | 157 friends

Hunter
110 books | 14 friends

More friends…

Favorite Genres

2013 Reading Challenge
Melanie
Melanie has completed a goal of reading 50 books for the 2013 Reading Challenge!
 
view books »
2012 Reading Challenge
Melanie
Melanie has completed a goal of reading 60 books for the 2012 Reading Challenge!
 
view books »
2011 Reading Challenge
Melanie
Melanie has completed a goal of reading 50 books for the 2011 Reading Challenge!
 
view books »

Quizzes and Trivia

questions answered:
53 (0.0%)

correct:
39 (73.6%)

skipped:
11 (17.2%)

247281 out of 3387921

streak:
0

best streak:
7

questions added:
0



Polls voted on by this member