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Old 02-16-2012, 08:46 PM   #1
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Books!

It seems that all the 'what are you reading now' threads have died and I decided to make my own thread for books.

Post what you're currently reading, ask for recommendations or give recommendations, post what books you got most recently and anything else book related.

I'm currently reading Moccasin Thunder: American Indian Stories For Today. It has short stories by Joseph Bruchac, Linda Hogan, Joy Harjo and more.

The books I got most recently are: Sailor Moon Volume 3, Pocahontas by Joseph Bruchac, Sacajawea by Anna Lee Waldo and Night Stalks The Mansion by Constance Westbie. The books were gifts for Valentine's Day from my boyfriend.
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:07 AM   #2
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I'm glad you started another thread for books we're reading....kinda lost the other thread! Books makes it easier to find.

Anyway right now I'm reading "Intrigue His Mysterious Ways" by Amanda Stevens.
Have never read any Harlequin books about romance....but I'm running out of books so I borrowed from my Mom. It really isn't as mushy as I thought but of course "love making" is in it! Fairly intriguing!
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I'm not much into romance novels myself. I've only read a few, but there was one I read that I really liked.

Just wondering, but do you have a Goodreads account?
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I'm reading the Murder of King Tut, which is written as a mystery novel, but featuring the facts, just the facts, ma'am.
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I'm not much into romance novels myself. I've only read a few, but there was one I read that I really liked.

Just wondering, but do you have a Goodreads account?
Guess not, what's a Goodreads account?
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I'm reading the Murder of King Tut, which is written as a mystery novel, but featuring the facts, just the facts, ma'am.
That sounds good.

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Guess not, what's a Goodreads account?
Goodreads is a website where you can add all the books you've read, ones you're currently reading, ones you want to read. You can also get recommendations, you can join groups and talk about books and other things with other users. There are polls, trivia, book giveaways and much more.

I've had an account on there for two or three years now. I love it. It's the perfect website for people who love books.
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I'll have to check it out....Thanks!
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A Sorrow in My Heart a bio of Tecumseh and reading some from a Frances Parkman American history anthology. Also some from Native American Testimony. I usually read non-fiction, sometimes stuff like Stephen King and Michael Crighton type stuff.
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A Sorrow in My Heart a bio of Tecumseh and reading some from a Frances Parkman American history anthology. Also some from Native American Testimony. I usually read non-fiction, sometimes stuff like Stephen King and Michael Crighton type stuff.
Is A Sorrow in My Heart good? Would you recommend it?
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Is A Sorrow in My Heart good? Would you recommend it?
I meant to fix that its called "A Sorrow in Our Heart" and yeah, I really like it, it has a lot of detailed footnotes, it seems well researched and the writing style is engaging. Its really thick though.
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I meant to fix that its called "A Sorrow in Our Heart" and yeah, I really like it, it has a lot of detailed footnotes, it seems well researched and the writing style is engaging. Its really thick though.
I've been wanting to read a bio about Tecumseh, but wasn't sure which was a good one to read. I'll look for a Sorrow in Our Heart then. Thanks.
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During the 1950s, the federal government implemented the Urban Indian Relocation Program that moved American Indians from reservations to cities, such as Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and San Francisco.

The program was initiated to assimilate American Indians into the general population. The thought was to move American Indians from the reservation settings to the cities to gain vocational training and land jobs. For those American Indians who had families and relocated, the reasoning held that their children would get educated and they would become "Americanized" and live happy thereafter.

The 1950s decade also produced such idealistic worldviews perpetuated by television shows such as, "Ozzie and Harriet" and "Leave it to Beaver" where all problems faced by Americans could be solved quickly within confines of half-hour stories.

Of course, Hollywood and real life don't necessarily mesh. Nor do some federal programs. They don't necessarily mesh well with real life; nor are problems solved quickly.

Such was the case with the Urban Indian Relocation Program. American Indians who relocated from reservations were not instantaneously Americanized.

While there were some success stories among some of the American Indians who moved to the urban settings, there were many situations where Indians ended up on Skid Rows in large concrete metropolises.

The Urban Indian Relocation Program participants were given money for transportation and some soft money for lodging until a job could be secured and permanent housing could be found.

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The relocation entries are in the section of part I - Communal Roots called 20th Century Chicago. One particular entry, "Relocation: Indian Life on Skid Row" by Ed Goodvoice, has stayed with me since I read it. Mr. Goodvoice, who relocated from the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota to Chicago, writes a candid self-portrayal of survival on the streets of the Windy City.

Mr. Goodvoice writes:

"Today, however, this writer, who lived on Skid Row for approximately seventeen years, cannot count more than five survivors from that era. Because of excessive drinking, nutritional deficit, and the lack of proper rest, the resistance of the body to many kinds of diseases (tuberculosis, cirrhosis, and other) was lowered."

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In the two generations since Relocation, many American Indians who came to Chicago during the era have received their educations and found employment.

Many good American Indians have worked hard to live in a two-culture society among the skyscrapers and ethnic neighborhoods throughout the sprawling Chicago landscape. Through organizations, such as the American Indian Center of Chicago and several others, they labor diligently to teach the Native languages, dance, art and other aspects of American Indian culture.

They care about issues that impact American Indians in negative ways, such as the Indian mascot issue. "Native Chicago" contains a couple of chapters that deal with this issue.

"Native Chicago" is an excellent book for those interested in understanding how urban American Indians have survived and survive in contemporary times. Most important, it allows the reader to gain a glimpse to see American Indians as real people with feelings, hopes and aspirations.
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A few days ago Scholastic released a list of the 100 greatest children's book. A few of my favorite books are on there. Here's the link in case anyone interested in seeing what books are on the list: http://www.scholastic.com/100books/
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Finished reading Magic Knights Rayearth volumes 1-3 and now I'm reading The Weekend was Murder! by Joan Lowery Nixon.

I'm also waiting for some books to come in at the library for me to pick up. I haven't been to the library in about a week and I miss it I'm a library addict
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I'm curious if anyone has read "Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry: The Deception Behind Indigenous Cultural Preservation" by Frances Widdowson and Albert Howard? It's been recommended to me by a friend and from reading the reviews I'm wondering if I wasted my money. I appreciate others thoughts on this. Thanks :)
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I got the books I had on hold at the library yesterday. So, now I have more to read! Right now I'm reading The Gift of Story by Clarissa Pinkola Estes.
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oh i like this book thread much better then the last one.....


right now i am reading bag of bones. just got my new glasses so i am so excited to be reading again. i have had this book for years,so i guess i should finish it
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