Books I've Read for School [College Edition]
Submitted by geek on Wed, 07/16/2003 - 05:57
- The Jew Store by Stella Suberman
- Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
- The Wild West: The Mythical Cowboy & Social Theory by Will Wright
- Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin - Everyone in my class hated this. They said it was dry and really really boring. I, on the other hand, was fascinated by it. I loved reading it. I drove my sister crazy talking about Ben Franklin. I wrote down quotes from the book so that I would remember them later. I even made Ben my new hero - my new plan is to just learn everything I can so I can be educated in a ton of different areas. I guess I'm the exception, though, because I was the only person in my class who enjoyed reading it.
- A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock by Evelyn Fox Keller - I'm not really one for biographies to begin with, but then throw in a bunch of confusing stuff about genetics on top of that? Forget it. I feel like the book was trying to appeal to audiences either with or without a scientific background, however it may have failed with both communities. Scientists would be bored with the simplistic descriptions of genetics and non-scientists would be completely lost on the more in depth chapters.
- Past and Present: Ideas That Changed Our World by Stuart and Terry Hirschberg - This book is really great. It's filled with short articles by various authors and it gives all the background info I need to understand the context, etc. I haven't read nearly all of it yet, but I'm actually kind of looking forward to it...
- An Anthropologist on Mars by Oliver Sacks - This is a collection of case studies of Sacks' patients, and so interesting. I think it questions what is normal and reality, but I was never any good at reading comprehension. I'm even looking forward to reading more into it in my English class this fall.
This list is really incomplete. I'll try to update it soon.