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Topic subjectNeme's Reading List
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936, Neme's Reading List
Posted by Welder of Fire, Sun Aug-08-10 10:36 PM
Not sure how many books I read in a year, but it'll be interesting to keep some sort of record.

Off the top of my head, so far this year, I've read:

1) Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History by Sidney W. Mintz
2) Weaving New Worlds: Southeastern Cherokee Woman and their Basketry by Sarah H. Hill
3) The Social Life of Things: Commodities in Cultural Perspective edited by Arjun Appadurai
4) A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
5) The Dramatic Imagination by Rovert Edmond Jones
6) Hamlet by Shakespeare
7) The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell

Along with hundreds of pages in the form of articles.

If this list is anything to go on I probably won't get to 25 books, and definitely not to 50, but we'll see.
943, 8) The Knitfrrl Guide To Proffessional Knitwear Design by Shannon Okey
Posted by Welder of Fire, Fri Aug-13-10 11:28 AM
It seems like I went to college and stopped reading fiction. :laugh:
1012, 9&10) Stiff & Gender Trouble
Posted by Welder of Fire, Fri Sep-24-10 03:56 PM
I recently finished Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach, and Gender Trouble by Judith Butler.
1038, 11&12) The Matter of Images, and Dress Code
Posted by Welder of Fire, Sat Oct-23-10 10:28 PM
Finished awhile ago, The Matter of Images: essays on representation by Richard Dyer, and Dress Code: Understanding the Hidden Meanings of Women's Clothes by Toby Fischer-Mirkin.

I'm also about halfway through both Fashioning the Bourgeoisie: A History of Clothing in the 19th Century by Philippe Perrot, as well as, Pride and Prejudiced by Jane Austen (finally something not completely brain warping :wink: ).
1043, 13&14) P&P and The One-Eyed Fairies
Posted by Welder of Fire, Wed Oct-27-10 09:39 PM
Done with Pride and Prejudiced by Jane Austen and The One-Eyed Faries by Georgia Eldredge Hanley.
1051, 15) Fashioning the Bourgeoisie
Posted by Welder of Fire, Wed Nov-03-10 06:55 PM
Fashioning the Bourgeoisie: A History of Clothing in the Nineteenth Century, written by Philippe Perrot, translated by Richard Bienvenu.

Completely, and utterly fascinating. Perrot has an ability to clearly verbalize the connections, and the interplay, between clothing and society, in a way that I haven't seen any other author do as well.
1052, 16) Focus
Posted by Welder of Fire, Wed Nov-03-10 07:04 PM
Focus: A simplicity manifesto in the Age of Distraction by Leo Babauta

It can be found here: http://focusmanifesto.com

I'm not sure I entirely agree with everything he says, but it sure brought up some very interesting ideas about focusing, technology, and about how accessible and immediate we've come to expect everyone and everything to be.