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I am actually only ONE DAY late!!!
What madness is this??

September02_2012_Sunday_August books
Sunday September 2, 2012
August books_Night Circus is this month's bookclub book AND is an amazing story about magic, beautifully written. Woolf's Orlando is also an amazing and complex story, came to me highly recommended by flashfly, about a long-lived human being who first tastes life as a man and then as a woman...it's Surreal.
DVDs_Teaching Company's London: A Short History was terrifically fun to watch especially with the Olympics going on simultaneously. Teaching Company's Your Deceptive Mind talks to the falacies of our critical thinking and how to try at least to mitigate those facacies' negative effects. Hey Arnold and Dexter's Laboratory are two of Lauren's favortie kid-hood cartoons that I'm buying her the first seasons of.

September05_2012_Wednesday_Mr Clinton
Wednesday_September 5, 2012_Mr. Clinton, off our TV, at the Democratic National Convention.

September06_2012_Thursday_DNC Launch party
Thursday September 6, 2012_Lauren and I ventured downtown to the Democratic National Commitee's headquarters to join others for President Obama's acceptance speech. Such great fun!!!

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shadownyc
Sep. 11th, 2012 11:45 am (UTC)
It must have been exciting watching the speech in such a great and supportive group environment.
gaeln
Sep. 26th, 2012 04:26 am (UTC)
It was, something I'd never done before and it was nice to be able to introduce Lauren to that environment so young.
flashfly
Oct. 7th, 2012 05:44 am (UTC)
I am catching up and see you made a post about Orlando! The movie I couldn't remember, but it wasn't me who recced the book, I think that was justinlovesart, I haven't read the book. The only time I tried to read Woolf, I had to put the book down (Mrs. Dalloway), it was too much.
gaeln
Oct. 8th, 2012 12:48 am (UTC)
maybe you rec-ed it through her, i only know I came to both the book and movie because of you. Maybe try 'A Room of One's Own' or 'To the Lighthouse'. I rec-e the latter to my bookclub, I can assure you none had ever read a work of modernist literature and they really enjoyed it. I was vaguely stunned.

I had planned on reading Mrs. Dalloway, why do you think it was too much for you? For me, it was 'Crime and Punishment'
flashfly
Oct. 12th, 2012 08:28 am (UTC)
It was the stream of consciousness writing style. I want to try again one day since one of my favorite books, The Hours by Michael Cunningham is an ode to Mrs. Dalloway.

Have you read One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn? Super short , sharp and haunting. I highly rec it. Crime and Punishment is another one that scares me.
gaeln
Oct. 14th, 2012 04:33 pm (UTC)
To the Lighthouse is also stream of consciousness a great deal also, it took me three goes at it before I understood the flow and enjoyed it. Think I'll put Mrs. Dalloway on my mission list for next time :0 Ditto with A Day in the Life...thanks for the rec!
flashfly
Oct. 14th, 2012 08:30 pm (UTC)
You're welcome!
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