Monday, September 20, 2010

Agenda for week of 9.20.10

Image is Three Studies for a Self-Portrait (1976) by Francis Bacon (the 20th century painter, not the Renaissance thinker.)

 9.20.10, Day 6: In class: Workshop of draft of  “Heart of Darkness found poem”.

9.21.10, Day 5: No Class due to rotation.

9.22.10, Day 4:  Heart of Darkness found poem” & meta due.  In class: Introduction to College Essay

9.23.10, Day 3: In Class: Lecture on Ted Berrigan’s Red Shift

9.24.10, Day 2: In class: College Essay workshop and / or Independent Reading Research Day.

By Friday at the latest, you should have selected (and made some progress in reading) your independent reading book.  Please see me for consultation if you want or need suggestions.  When you have selected your book, please post the author and title of the book in the comment stream (for posterity) and link to a description of the book online.

22 comments:

Rachael S said...

I chose to read "Running with Scissors" by Augusten Burroughs.

Here is the Wikipedia link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Running_with_Scissors_(memoir)

And here is the Amazon page about it plus the reviews:

http://www.amazon.com/Running-Scissors-Memoir-Augusten-Burroughs/product-reviews/031242227X/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

KKatz said...

Leaving Dirty Jersey
by: James Salant

here's a website with a brief synopsis : http://books.simonandschuster.com/Leaving-Dirty-Jersey/James-Salant/9781416955115

i started it and i already fell in love.

Amanda N. said...

I chose to read Official Book Club Selection by Kathy Griffin.

Here's a link to its description: http://www.amazon.com/Official-Book-Club-Selection-According/dp/0345518519

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João N. said...

War by Sebastian Junger

http://www.salon.com/books/feature/2010/05/12/sebastian_junger_war

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Alex Math said...

I chose Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Running_with_Scissors_(memoir)

Renee S. said...

I am reading "Lucky" by Alice Sebold. I also bought "Running With Scissor"s because i couldn't decide which one to chose so when I'm done with "Lucky" ill read that next.

Renee S. said...

Ohh and heres the link to the book description

http://www.allreaders.com/topics/info_21229.asp

francesca said...

I chose after the wall by Jana Hensel.

http://www.bokkilden.no/SamboWeb/produkt.do?produktId=2922449

10zin said...

My Land, My People
By His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/104956.My_Land_and_My_People

xi said...

Memoirs of a Geisha
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memoirs_of_a_Geisha

AlfonseF said...

Chasing Ghosts by Paul Rieckhoff.

Link to description:
http://www.paulrieckhoff.com/content/book.asp

Nidale Z. said...

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Heartbreaking_Work_of_Staggering_Genius

Philip said...

memoirs of a geisher by arthur golden

brittanyf said...

I'm reading "Captive: My Time as a Prisoner of the Taliban" by Jere Van Dyk.

Here's a link to the B&N page with the description and such: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Captive/Jere-Van-Dyk/e/9780805088274/?itm=2&USRI=jere+van+dyk

kisla said...

a life less ordinary
A Memoir by Baby Halder

link to book description:

http://www.harpercollins.com/books/Life-Less-Ordinary-Baby-Halder/?isbn=9780061689994

(yes the author's first name is really Baby)

João N. said...
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João N. said...

Oh, can we read fiction? Memoirs of a Geisha is fiction, and if we can do fiction, I want to switch my book. Is that possible?

Gabby said...

I switched my book so I'm actually reading Three Little Words, By Ashley Rhodes-Courter.

Here's the link to description:

http://www.kidzworld.com/article/10671-three-little-words-book-review

Brian said...

Hopscotch by Julio Cortazar


I think I talked to you about this book. But, here's the reminder.

francesca said...

I've decided to change my book,
I am now reading "Without You" by Anthony Rapp.


http://media.barnesandnoble.com/?fr_story=ff81de83fb95bfb1e94b1f973f0f909baf17a544&rf=sitemap