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Book List 2009

Alright, here is book list 2009. My goal is only 18 this year. This is to accomodate the hardships of student teaching and, well, teaching this fall. ;-) I'm covered with books through July and then I have to get some more apparently!

Thanking the Monkey
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Alex and Me

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban



Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Farm Sanctuary
Nim Chimpsky
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The Future of Life
Letter to a Christian Nation
Letters to a Young Teacher
How We Believe

Beyond Human: Living with Robots and Cyborgs
Down and Out in Paris and London

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Why Sh*t Happens: The Science of a Really Bad Day
Confessions of an Alien Hunter



Tiger Bone and Rhino Horn

The Greatest Show on Earth

Earth's Amazing Animals
Age of Empathy

Goal: 24 Completed: 24 Books to go: 0

W00t! Finished my book goals. Will I get in 25? No idea. Depends if I get a book for Christmas. I really want/need a new one.



( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 11th, 2009 10:34 pm (UTC)
Thanking the Monkey
I love that you are balancing Thanking the Monkey with Harry Potter! While the jokes and cartoons help, I know it is pretty heavy going and we all need some good escapism every now and then. But I hope you enjoyed and got a lot out of Thanking the Monkey.
Yours and the animals',
Karen Dawn
Jan. 12th, 2009 04:51 am (UTC)
Re: Thanking the Monkey
Hello! It's nice to see you on my journal !:)

I liked your book a lot. I was sooo glad you exposed WWF and other groups for their hunting agendas. I have so many friends who just don't know about that fact. I learned a lot in that chapter.

I thought you had strong cases against animal testing (esp. that story with the monkey used for Parkinson's research) and groups like ALF using violence. Also, I really thought you raised some interesting points about guide dogs and the ethical issues with that. I hadn't thought about a lot of those ideas before (like taking the dogs to a park once in a while). And yikes, that expose on meat being tainted with arsenic and carbon monoxide was really scary! I'm glad I gave that up!

I guess one thing that I thought was maybe a grayer issue was zoos. Although I agree that many animals (esp. animals who require a lot of space, such as apes and elephants) cannot be raised humanely in zoos, I wonder if we have much choice. I read about endangered species in Asia (with their fur trade, exotic animal trade/eating, shark fining) and I just can't imagine we can convince them to commit to sanctuaries before species are already wiped out. (They already wiped out the Yangtze River Dolphin...). So in those cases, zoos have to be their only option- don't you think?

By the way, I got one of my friends to buy your book so far. ;)
Jan. 12th, 2009 03:08 am (UTC)
Do you have all of the Harry Potters? If you need any of them besides the first 3, I have 4 in paperback and 5-7 in hardback.

Happy reading!
Jan. 12th, 2009 04:24 am (UTC)
I actually have Harry Potters 1-5 thanks to my friend daphne1d. I'm almost finished with "Chamber of Secrets." I'm enjoying it!
Jan. 12th, 2009 09:11 pm (UTC)
I can't wait until August to find out if you liked the series! You're killing me here! (it doesn't help that I haven't sent you the final 2 books though) :p

I'm going to try and find you these too:

Good luck hon!
Jan. 13th, 2009 02:26 pm (UTC)
Haha, we'll see! Depends on how insanely busy I get.
Jan. 13th, 2009 09:11 am (UTC)
Will this be your first time reading the Harry Potter series?
Jan. 13th, 2009 02:27 pm (UTC)
Indeed it is!
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