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The Fifty Books Challenge, year five! (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013) This was a library request.

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In which our Depression-era heroine learns a lesson in a brave, spirited way... )
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The Fifty Books Challenge, year four! (Years one, two, three, and four just in case you're curious.) This was a secondhand find.

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A Memento of a Time with Too Many Momentos as It Is.. )
alivemagdolene: (Stack to Read)
The Fifty Books Challenge, year four! (Years one, two, three, and four just in case you're curious.) This was a secondhand find.

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'The real war,' said Walt Whitman, 'will never get in the books.' )
alivemagdolene: (Books are Magic)
I'm bummed this isn't going as quickly as other years, but I keep getting distracted by books I've already read (and adored) but have only recently been gifted. DAMN YOU, GIFTERS. ONWARD!

The Fifty Books Challenge, year three! (Years one, two, and three just in case you're curious.) This was a secondhand find.

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Tina Fey Reveals All, and Proves What We've All Suspected: You're No One Until Someone Calls You Bossy.... )
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Short and to the point and a reminder of why marriage equality cannot wait.
alivemagdolene: (Books are Magic)
The Fifty Books Challenge, year three! (Years one, two, and three just in case you're curious.) This was a secondhand find rec from a family member.

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Crooked Portrait... )
alivemagdolene: (Will Work For Social Change)


If I did a shot for each time I heard one of these, I'd be pretty tanked.
alivemagdolene: (Will Work For Social Change)



I’m not blacking out my page since I think the pop-ups only go so far. I have, however…

Better educated myself on the matter (which comes in handy when we get to the third thing)

Signed the petition

Contacted my representative (and laid into him for his support, but respectfully and articulately, and using his otherwise excellent record as a "Y U SUPPORT THIS!?!") and urged him to oppose SOPA

The internet is an invaluable tool that's spanned light-years beyond what it was imagined to accomplish. It's all the more important that we protect it against such legislation not just because it's in many cases literally a life-sustaining resource, but because SOPA opposes another invaluable tool and in many cases literally life-sustaining resource, freedom of speech.
alivemagdolene: (Books are Magic)
The Fifty Books Challenge, year three! (Years one, two, and three just in case you're curious.) This was a library request.

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True Crime of More Than One Kind... )
alivemagdolene: (Will Work For Social Change)
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From here:

Last U.S. Troops Leave Iraq, Ending War
Read the Rest... )
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More about it here.


This would’ve been funnier/cleverer if they hadn’t used it for a female candidate. Enough misogyny, already.
Leaps and bounds more acceptable (opening bars of a) song: "Johnny Are You Queer".
alivemagdolene: (Music! Music! Music!)
Still enjoy this catchy tune from '04.




I do roll my eyes a little at the irony of Germans lecturing about imperialism, though.

And that they're expressing it in two mediums (rock and the music video) that originated in America.

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