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"Each of us must come to care about everyone else's children. We must recognize that the well being of our own children is intimately linked to the well being of all other people's children. After all, when one of our children needs life-saving surgery, someone else's child will perform it. When one of our children is harmed by violence, someone else's child will commit it. The good life for our own children can be secured only if it is also secured for all other people's children. But to work for the well being of all children is not just a practical matter-- it is also right!" - Lilian G. Katz, Phd.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

888 Challenge

I have decided to join the 888 Challenge:
  1. Challenge runs from January 1 through December 31, 2008.
  2. Choose 8 categories of your own that you would like to read 8 books EACH in.
  3. You will be allowed 8 overlaps, for a total of 56 unique book titles.
  4. You may overlap these 56 titles with any other challenge.
  5. You may change your list or your categories at any time.
And, here are my ambitions:

  1. Social Sciences/Social Commentary
    1. Healing the Soul in the Age of the Brain - Elio Frattaroli, MD **
    2. Love you to Pieces: Creative Writers on Raising A Child with Special Needs - Suzanne Kamata @@
    3. Children's Mental Health: Creating Systems of Care in a Changing Society (Systems of Care for Children's Mental Health) - Beth A. Stroul (Editor) @@
    4. Bipolar Kids: Helping Your Child Find Calm in the Mood Storm - Rosalie Greenberg
    5. Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage - Kathryn Edin & Maria Kefalas
    6. Killer Woman Blues: Why Americans Can't Think Straight About Gender and Power - Benjamin DeMott &&
    7. The Technology of Orgasm: "Hysteria," the Vibrator, and Women's Sexual Satisfaction (Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology) - Rachel Maines &&
    8. How Would a Patriot Act? Defending American Values from a President Run Amok - Glenn Greenwald ++

  1. Nebula winning authors
    1. Dune - Frank Herbert &&
    2. Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes
    3. The Left Hand of Darkness - Ursula K. Le Guin
    4. Ringworld - Larry Niven
    5. The Healer's War - Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
    6. The Speed of Dark - Elizabeth Moon
    7. The Quantum Rose - Catherine Asaro
    8. Parable of the Talents - Octavia Butler

  1. Hugo winning authors
    1. American Gods - Neil Gaiman
    2. Trillion Year Spree- Brian Aldiss
    3. Downbelow Station - CJ Cherryh
    4. Foundation's Edge- Isaac Asimov
    5. Doomsday Book- Connie Willis
    6. Paladin of Souls - Lois McMaster Bujold
    7. The Fountains of Paradise - Arthur C. Clarke
    8. Gateway - Frederick Pohl

  1. Non-Fiction
    1. Earth in the Balance: Ecology and Human Spirit - Al Gore
    2. The Assault on Reason - Al Gore
    3. Sex in America - Edward Laumann
    4. Ultimate Fitness: The Quest for Truth about Health and Exercise - Gina Kolata
    5. He's a Stud, She's a Slut, and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know - Jessica Valenti
    6. Survival of the Prettiest: The Science of Beauty
    7. Lonely Planet Road Trip California Highway 1 - Paige Penland
    8. Fast Girls: Teenage Tribes And The Myth Of The Slut - Emily White

  1. Biography/Memoir
    1. Lipstick Jihad: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America And American in Iran - Azadeh Moaveni
    2. Reading Lolita in Tehran - Azar Nafisi
    3. Will the Vampire People Please Leave the Lobby? (True Adventures in Cult Fandom) - Allyson Beatrice
    4. Hunger of Memory : The Education of Richard Rodriguez - Richard Rodriguez
    5. The Accidental Asian: Notes of a Native Speaker - Eric Liu
    6. A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812 - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
    7. The Life of Charlotte Bronte - Elizabeth Gaskell and Angus Easson
    8. From Rage To Reason: My Life In Two Americas - Janet Langhart Cohen

  1. Pre-1900 Literature
    1. Great Short Works of Leo Tolstoy
    2. The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol
    3. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
    4. Pride & Prejudice - Jane Austen
    5. Middlemarch - George Eliot
    6. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
    7. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
    8. Sybil - Benjamin Disraeli

  1. Chick Lit
    1. Queen of Babble - Meg Cabot
    2. How I Fell in Love with a Librarian and Lived to Tell about it - Rhett Ellis
    3. Remember Me? - Sophie Kinsella
    4. Learning Curves: A Novel of Sex, Suits, and Secret Affairs - Gemma Townley
    5. The Waitress - Melissa Nathan
    6. Queen of Babble in the Big City - Meg Cabot
    7. There's a (Slight) Chance I Might Be Going to Hell: A Novel of Sewer Pipes, Pageant Queens, and Big Trouble -Laurie Notaro
    8. We're Just Like You, Only Prettier: Confessions of a Tarnished Southern Belle - Celia Rivenbark

  1. Religion/Spirituality
    1. Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know--And Doesn't - Stephen Prothero
    2. Where the Lightning Strikes: The Lives of American Indian Sacred Places - Peter Nabokov
    3. Letter to a Christian Nation - Sam Harris
    4. The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins
    5. Native Science: Natural Laws of Interdependence - Greg Cajete & Leroy Little Bear
    6. To Re-Enchant the World: A Philosophy of Unitarian Universalism - Richard Grigg
    7. Finding Your Religion: When the Faith You Grew Up With Has Lost Its Meaning - Scotty McLennan
    8. Irish Wedding Traditions: Using Your Irish Heritage to Create the Perfect Wedding
**I own
++ I can borrow from someone
@@ I really want to own
&& Library Time

I may come back later and do the Amazon links for these. I own some, want to own some, and plan on using the library for the rest. What are you reading?

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