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About delanochicana

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  • Birthday 09/08/1981


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  1. Our local transit system is often very bad with punctuality, so in the past I've had a whole hour to sit at the transit system with nothing to do, so I go get myself a soda, maybe some popcorn or chicharones (pork rinds), put on my headphones, and pull out something to read. People here are very nosy, so virtually every time I do that, I am either getting stares, or people coming up to me for a chat...which can be very annoying sometimes, especially if it happens that I am trying to catch up on reading for college.
  2. Welcome to BGO, everyone who I've missed while I've been so busy!
  3. How are you enjoying Roots? I haven't read that one yet (I have a copy of Haley's book Queen but haven't touched that one either), but want to eventually. I'm an avid (ok, obsessed) genealogist, and that book/movie was the catalyst for many of us in the United States to take up family history as a hobby.
  4. Oops! Thank you for pointing that out; it's been a little while since I posted, so I forgot the rules! Ok, how about: Egyptian Book of the Dead - (author unknown)
  5. I find my books through quite a few ways. 1. I often go by word of mouth, if I hear from a friend about a book, I will look it up on Amazon or some other site that will have information on it. 2. I watch C-SPAN's Book TV on the weekends. They air footage of interviews, lectures, and panel discussions by/with authors of nonfiction. I suppose you could say my tastes lean towards nonfiction, so Book TV is perfect for me, and I get some insight into the authors and their works. 3. Amazon's recommendation system. 4. When selecting a book off of PaperBackSwap.com, I choose something
  6. Lincoln's Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness - Joshua Wolf Shenk
  7. I don't remember the authors off hand for a lot of these, but here goes: From Barnes & Noble I ordered: Cooking Basics for Dummies Crocheting for Dummies Fight Like A Girl, by Lisa Bevere America's Queen: A Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis A copy of the United States Constitution Traveling Light: Releasing the Burdens You Were Never Intended to Bear, by Max Lucado From PaperBackSwap.com I have recently recieved or am waiting to receive: Rebuilding Your Broken World, by Gordon MacDonald Politics for Dummies, by Ann Delaney Boundaries and Relationships, by Charles Whitfiel
  8. I nearly picked up that book the other day at Barnes & Noble. It was featured on one of our American TV programs (Law & Order: Criminal Intent) dealing with a teenage boy who used his knowledge from reading philosophy to start his own little murderous cult of girls. I'm still very interested, so hopefully soon I will be picking that one up!
  9. I finished several books over the past week or so, so here is my updated list of what I'm reading or will start to read very soon. Running With the Devil: Power, Gender, and Madness in Heavy Metal Music - Robert Walser How the Irish Became White - Noel Ignatiev The Purpose Driven Life - Rick Warren Allies in Healing: When the Person You Love Was Sexually Abused as a Child - Laura Davis (going to start) Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul - John & Stasi Elderedge Little Women - Louisa May Alcott Emma - Jane Austen (I'm going to give this book another shot!)
  10. Ok I will add to my TBR list for very soon...it's worth giving another try. And I will remember your hints!
  11. These are some interesting thoughts. To be honest I hadn't heard the term "misery memoirs." I read a few misery memoirs written about abuse because I am an activist against violence and abuse, and I often am reading and reviewing these memoirs; writing down what benefit I think those reading the book would get out of it. I haven't read A Child Called It yet. I do believe some stories have too many salacious details, but on the other hand due to the nature of my work, I really appreciate a book that is open and honest about the person's experiences. If I were to recommend one of these
  12. I am going to be finishing up Living Nightmares of Abuse by Phyllis Benton today and need to decide what anti-violence related book to read...I have a huge TBR pile of those kinds of books.
  13. This is true; Emma's not a villain. To me, she's just a gossip and perhaps a meddler, but not a bad person. And yes there are book characters nowadays who make Emma's actions seem inconsequential by comparison. By the way, this discussing is beginning to compel me to give Emma another shot.
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