(k) The 22… or so… books I read in 2008 :)


(k) The 22… or so… books I read in 2008 πŸ™‚
A good reading year, 2008. πŸ™‚ I found several faves! It may have something to do with the fact that in the summer I graduated from uni, where I’d been locked up with numerous heavy textbooks since 2003. I was pretty STARRRRRRRRVED for leisure reading. SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Starting dates, titles, authors and any comments I may have… πŸ™‚

23-Jan-2008: 1. "Trainspotting" by Irvine Welsh
One of my fave books, I suppose. πŸ™‚ I had already seen the movie, which is also one of my faves. So is Ewan McGregor. And Scottish accents. 😐

12-Feb-2008… I think: 2. "Asperger syndrom" (That’s Swedish rather than a misspelling) by Christopher Gillberg

17-Feb-2008: 3. "Jag avskyr ordet normal" (Swedish for "I hate the word normal") by Malin Nordgren
Another Swedish Aspie book. πŸ™‚ I don’t hate the word "normal." I do hate people who automatically attach a positive meaning to it. 8) PS. Here is somebody else’s great blog post on the subject of normal people. :B

18-Feb-2008: 4. "Unweaving the rainbow" by Richard Dawkins.
OMFFSM IT’S SO AWESOMESAUCE. 8D Three years after reading it I still think about chapter 1 pretty much every day. πŸ™‚ Almost everything Dawkins says is sensible. πŸ˜€ #smileyoveruse

27-Feb-2008: 5. "Djuren – i mΓ€nniskans klor" by… a bunch of people, I think.
A Swedish little book about various animal / people relationships.

5-Mar-2008: 6. "On human nature" by Edward O. Wilson

3-Apr-2008: 7. "Guns, germs, and steel" by Jared Diamond
I recommend this.

7-Jun-2008: 8. "Animal farm" by George Orwell

9-Jun-2008: 9. "1984" by George Orwell
Went onto my fave list. πŸ™‚

16-Jun-2008: 10. "The road" by Cormac McCarthy
Haven’t seen the movie yet but I will. Not because I was crazy about the book; I just like to see pretty much every movie based on books I’ve read. :B

19-Jun-2008: 11. "The world without us" by Alan Weisman
Mmmmmmmmmmm. :B It also offers interesting and important bits about our current situation. Fave.

5-Jul-2008: 12. "The God delusion" by Richard Dawkins
READ THIS TOO. DO IT. πŸ™‚ Kthxbai.

18-Jul-2008: 13. "Heart-shaped box" by Joe Hill
Teh funs for a Nine Inch Nails fan, heehee! πŸ˜€

21-Jul-2008: 14. "The diversity of life" by Edward O. Wilson

5-Aug-2008: 15. "Animal liberation" by Peter Singer
MY FAVOURITE BOOK. So if I could recommend 1 book to everyone, THIS WOULD BE IT. :O When it becomes possible to download books directly into one’s brain, I shall learn to write virus programs (by… downloading the knowledge into my brain?) and infect you all. MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAA

16-Aug-2008: 16. "The elegant universe" by Brian Greene
My ex-email addy contained the phrase yoze_hates_physics, but this book on string theory is MATH FREE πŸ˜€ and a rather enjoyable mindfuck! πŸ™‚

13-Sep-2008: 17. "Dude, where’s my country?" by Michael Moore

17-Sep-2008: 18. "Twilight" by Stephenie Meyer
I’M NOT A TWITARD I’M JUST GONNA READ ALL THE BOOKS K. And… see all the movies… at the cinema… 😐

24-Sep-2008: 19. "The complete guide to Asperger’s syndrome" by Tony Attwood
:B *hugs book, which proceeds to scream*

5-Oct-2008: 20. "Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to save civilization" by Lester R. Brown
JUST. READ. IT. Which you can do ONLINE FOR FREE! πŸ˜€

30-Oct-2008: 21. "The ancestor’s tale" by Richard Dawkins
About evolution. Btw, you know what would be EXTREMELY KEWL?!?!?! If you could obtain photos of each of your great-great-great-great-and-so-on grandmothers – back to the ancestral cell – and line up the photos in the correct order (you – mum —– ancestral cell) and walk along them and look at them all. πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€ 8D It might take a while. And be impossible and stuff. But awesome. πŸ˜€ … #smileyoveruse

29-Dec-2008: 22. "Doing democracy" by Bill Moyer
Interesting if you’re in any kind of movement… :q

Vegan FAQ! πŸ™‚

The Web Site the Meat Industry Doesn’t Want You to See.

Please watch Earthlings.
By ratexla (protected by Pixsy) on 2008-12-31 23:00:00
tags{articles|100|campaign}Yoko by Rosemary Wells, story about diversity and trying new things.

Fiction book read aloud. This story is about a little cat who is teased because she brings sushi for lunch. We see how important it is to accept and embrace our differences.