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Goodreads, Dystopian August, Etc.


* I've taken the plunge: I now have an author's page on Goodreads. If you're on Goodreads, or if you're thinking about joining, please stop by and visit!

* I thoroughly enjoyed "Dystopian February" at Presenting Lenore's blog (syndicated as presentinlenore). Lenore has just announced that Dystopian August is coming! I'll be looking forward to it.

* Happy birthday to the fabulous fungus_files!


While reading Rain Is Not My Indian Name, I came across a quote that's much too good not to share:

"At school, the subject of Native Americans pretty much comes up just around Turkey Day, like those cardboard cutouts of the Pilgrims and the pumpkins and the squash taped to the windows at McDonald's. And the so-called Indians always look like bogeymen on the prairie, windblown cover boys selling paperback romances, or baby-faced refugees from the world of Precious Moments. I usually get through it by reading sci-fi fanzines behind my textbooks until we move on to Kwanzaa."
- from Rain Is Not My Indian Name, Cynthia Leitich Smith

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estellye
Jul. 9th, 2010 06:15 pm (UTC)
Totally awesome quote!
eldritchhobbit
Jul. 12th, 2010 12:33 pm (UTC)
I thought so too. :)
fungus_files
Jul. 10th, 2010 11:22 am (UTC)
Goodreads, Dystopian August, Etc.
Thankee, A. Have iphone in possession. Dangerous times ahead!
eldritchhobbit
Jul. 12th, 2010 12:34 pm (UTC)
Re: Goodreads, Dystopian August, Etc.
Watch out world, here you come! So glad you had a good one.
Abbie [wordpress.com]
Jul. 10th, 2010 10:34 pm (UTC)
I want to read that book!
eldritchhobbit
Jul. 12th, 2010 12:34 pm (UTC)
It's a good one! I think I'll make it an option for the "novel of choice" next time I teach my Native American Identity course.
reading_is_in
Jul. 12th, 2010 07:27 am (UTC)
Reminds me of the time in high school my RE teacher said, 'We're supposed to be doing Other Religions this term, but I don't know anything about them.'
Truth.
eldritchhobbit
Jul. 12th, 2010 12:35 pm (UTC)
!!! Truth indeed.
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