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Sydney Young Sydney Young said: " Via audio. I wasn't expecting much from this book, especially not a trip down memory lane. I love that it helped remind me of stories from my past. It helped me remember why I have such a heart for immigrants. It humanized the current politics and ta ...more"

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The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez
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Via audio. I wasn't expecting much from this book, especially not a trip down memory lane. I love that it helped remind me of stories from my past. It helped me remember why I have such a heart for immigrants. It humanized the current politics and ta ...more
Vagina by Naomi Wolf
" Hmmm. Didn't hit me that way at all. For me it was about me as a woman knowing my own body. "
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I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
"I despise Goodreads at the moment for only allowing me 5 stars, when this novel deserves all the stars inside my soul. And the sun.

I won't bother to share all my opinions of this novel, as I feel they are quite worthless outside of my own brain...." Read more of this review »
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The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez
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Landline by Rainbow Rowell
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Hate the cover, love the book. I get why this won the Goodreads award. Its real, it tugs at your heart, and yet it doesn't solve all the problems but leaves you with hope. Also, I can see why it would be popular with happily -- or even semi-happily - ...more
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Azar Nafisi
“It is not just bookstores and libraries that are disappearing but museums, theaters, performing arts centers, art and music schools— all those places where I felt at home have joined the list of endangered species. The San Francisco Chronicle, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe and my own hometown paper, The Washington Post, have all closed their weekend book review sections, leaving books orphaned and stranded, poor cousins to television and the movies. In a sign of the times, the Bloomberg News website recently transferred its book coverage to the Luxury section, alongside yachts, sports clubs and wine, as if to signal that books are an idle indulgence of the super-rich. But if there is one thing that should not be denied to anyone rich or poor it is the opportunity to dream.”
Azar Nafisi, Things I've Been Silent About: Memories

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“Between my first book tour, in 2003, and the next one, in 2009, many of the places I visited had undergone a significant transformation or vanished: Cody’s in Berkeley, seven branch libraries in Philadelphia, twelve of the fourteen bookstores in Harvard Square, Harry W. Schwartz in Milwaukee and, in my own hometown of Washington, D.C., Olsson’s and Chapters.”
Azar Nafisi, The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books

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“American students, we are told, are falling behind in reading and math; on test after test, they score below most European students (at the level of Lithuania), and the solution, rather than seeking to engage their curiosity, has been testing and more testing— a dry and brittle method that produces lackluster results. And so resources are pulled from the “soft” fields that are not being tested. Music teachers are being fired or not replaced; art classes are quietly dropped from the curriculum; history is simplified and moralized, with little expectation that any facts will be learned or retained; and instead of reading short stories, poems and novels, students are invited to read train schedules and EPA reports whose jargon could put even the most committed environmentalist to sleep.”
Azar Nafisi, The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books

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“Jefferson, who spent his life collecting books, many of which he donated to the Library of Congress, boasted that America was the only country whose farmers read Homer. “A native of America who cannot read or write,” said John Adams, “is as rare an appearance . . . as a Comet or an Earthquake.”
Azar Nafisi, The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books

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“correlation between the growing lack of respect for ideas and the imagination and the increasing gap between rich and poor in America, reflected not just in the gulf between the salaries of CEOs and their employees but also in the high cost of education, the incredible divide between private and public schools that makes all of the fine speeches by our policy makers— most of whom send their children to private schools anyway, just as they enjoy the benefits and perks of their jobs as servants of the people— all the more insidious and insincere.”
Azar Nafisi, The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books

25x33 Red River Valley Reader's Club — 16 members — last activity Jul 03, 2013 11:07AM
Open to persons who live in the Red River Valley, for a view of our perspective, which is a far cry from the "Lists" that are out there.
4862 Books on the Nightstand — 4366 members — last activity 54 minutes ago
A group to discuss books and topics mentioned on Books on the Nightstand, a blog and podcast about books and reading.
30097 Paris TX Ladies Book Club — 35 members — last activity Jan 16, 2014 07:59AM
This Book Club is based off of the long standing Bas Bleu ladies book club based in Paris, Texas. Formed in 2000, there is quite a selection of good b ...more
59349 Reading the Classics — 4051 members — last activity Dec 15, 2014 06:51PM
This is a group for people who want to read the classics and discuss them as a group. Each month we will choose as a group a book to read. Everyone is ...more
60280 The Readers — 512 members — last activity 2 hours, 48 min ago
The Readers is a podcast by Simon Savidge of Savidge Reads and Thomas Otto of My Porch, they like to talk about books... alot!
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2011 Reading Challenge
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2013 Reading Challenge
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