November 30, Monday afternoon -- Reading Alice Echols

Reading Daring to Be Bad: Radical Feminism in America 1967-1975, by Alice Echols at Ananda Fuara, a vegetarian restaurant near Civic Center.
She's just moved and, while paring down her books, mostly about social movements, she rediscovered this one. She's read it many times before. Another great book she rediscovered from her shelves: The Imagination of the New Left: A Global Analysis of 1968, by George Katsiaficas.

She likes to read these books on social movements not because they provide answers, but because they reflect on current issues. These issues are emerging -- health care, child care, sexuality. It's really important to understand that things aren't fixed in place and you don't have to accept things the way they are, she said.

Another favorite -- Life in the Soil: A Guide for Naturalists and Gardeners, by James Nardi. She's a gardener.

(picture of reader in front of lovely blue wall, flowers, and waterfall inset into wall)

Pictures soon to follow.
Upon returning from Mexico I realized I'd left my camera on the last leg of the journey -- the BART train between the airport and home -- and today, though I was able to get a loaner camera, the internet on my house is down and here, at the library, I am without the right cable to connect camera to laptop.

8 Comments:

Anonymous said...

I find it easier to keep track of a usb memory card reader than to keep track of the camera cable. Of course, if you didn't use a memory card, that wouldn't help.

Sonya said...

My laptop is so old that it doesn't have a memory card slot. One of these days I will upgrade.

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pilgrimchick said...

Cool. Not a bad choice, and the content must take on new meaning in the context of the time she reads it.

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