Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Snowlilly, Aug 21, 2012.
Another chapter of my Social Science uni book.
Reading the VOY "Pathways" book by Jeri Taylor currently. I'm about halfway through.
I'm currently going through the archives of a webcomic called Able Boddy - I don't understand all of it, but what I do understand is funny.
The books I am currently reading
Paperback - The Family at Misrule by Ethel Turner (sequel to Seven Little Australians - set 5 years later than the original book)
ebook - In The Shadow of Wounded Knee: The Untold Final Story of the Indians by Roger Di Silvestro. Tells the story of the trial of Plenty Horses who was charged with the murder of an army officer soon after the massacre at Wounded Knee.
Audio book - Burial Rites by Hannah Kent. Historical novel about the last woman to by executed in Iceland.
I'm on book 3 of the Collegian Chronicles, by Mercedes Lackey
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
book 4 of the Collegian Chronicles
More chapters and passages of the Warren Report as the fiftieth anniversary of the Kennedy assassination approaches.
Just finished Equality and Revolution: Women's Rights in the Russian Empire, 1905 - 1917. Am reading a collection of short stories called Baltimore Noir. And, in the car, I'm listening to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
Started the 2010 Hugo & Nebula Awards winner diptych, Blackout/All Clear. May take me a while to finish.
I am reading a novella from the anthology Forbidden Planets.
Am I to assume that's a very thin book, or are there any surprises? If so, it would interestingly more or less correspond to the Suffrage movement in the United States that led to voting rights (and a sexual revolution) in the 1920s.
Have you read the series?
It's not all that thin. I was researching the status of women in the legal profession, but I skimmed the rest of the book, and the women's rights movement did somewhat correspond to the suffrage movement in the US and elsewhere. My Russian grandmother was studying law when she and my grandfather got married in September 1917. She never graduated, because they fled Russia ASAP after the October Revolution.
Assuming you mean Harry Potter… several times. I'm not crazy about audio books, but I'm having fun experiencing an old favorite in a new way. How 'bout you?
Yup I've read them all numerous times. Was thinking about getting the audiobooks!
That's fascinating and wonderful. I had no idea there was such a movement in Russia at that time.
I think at that time there was a general European movement for women's rights. Thanks to rather influential women in the royal family, we Bavarians were among the first nations to create equal rights (well, at least on paper...)
In 1892 Bavarian princess Therese held a position as Dr h.c. at Munich university and held lessons on biology and anthropology. She was a highly popular researcher and internationally respected. (Coincidentially, she was also one of the first women ever to drive a motorcar.)
In 1903, women became officially allowed to study at Bavarian universities.
Interestingly, we got the right to vote only in 1918 (on the other hand: until then we were a monarchchy so that there was no real need for either gender to vote)
That's pretty cool. So it was happening across the US and Europe at the same time. An idea whose time had come, evidently.
And, speaking of women, Jack McDevitt's latest Priscilla Hutchins novel arrived yesterday.
Mercedes Lackey's The Mage Wars
I do not read STAR TREK novels, as a rule, and I do not usually have time to read very often, anyway. Nevertheless ... currently, I am reading some older books, which I found ... in The Cheap Bin. One is STAR TREK: The Next Generation - "Foreign Foes." The other is "To Reign in Hell," a bridge between SPACE SEED and WRATH of KHAN.
Foriegn Foes has a certain charm about it, though that is damning it with faint praise, to be sure. It's not a literary achievement, by any standard. And yet, as I say, it has charm for being a hack job. To Reign in Hell I am totally unsure of. I started to read some of it, where the beginning involves Kirk/Spock/Bones taking a shuttle to go on leave with the aim of investigating Khan's former lifestyle on Ceta Alpha V ... the book has a nice cover, though!
Alas, Trek novels are of a pretty mixed quality. I used to have all but when I moved I kept only the ones I liked best. Beware of "Wardrums" - it's absolutely awful. I can recommend "Kahless". It's actually 2 stories and jumps between 2 time frames which I find a bit unnerving. I tend to simply read all the odd-numbered chapters first and then the even-numbered ones, so that I get every time line without interruptions. Well written and rather thrilling, though.
Currently I read The Black Moth by Georgette Heyer. Nice little Regency novel with a happy end. Just the thing for long dark and cold winter evenings.
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