the woman in the body: a cultural analysis of reproduction - emily martin
Re: What book are you currently reading? - Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:41 pm
I remember re-reading 1-3 each time a new book came out up to book 4, the rest I didn't re-read before.
I'm at the Half-blood Prince atm, but not very far into it.
I keep going on rants at people about how questionable I find Hogwarts to be in terms of education standards, in how teachers treat their students, in the hiring process, how one apparently can't or doesn't have to study to be a teacher, how their abilities aren't ever tested or certified before they get to teach, about how they don't need to learn how to teach children, about how people can have broken wands a whole year and the only reason it doesn't affect their test scores is that Harry Potter did a thing so there'll be no tests, about how you need a signed paper to go to a jolly winter village but not to participate in possibly deadly competitions (not just the Tournament, but also each game of Quidditch... why is there no enchanted net to protect these kids from injuries from falling?!??!?!).
Why is there no teacher-parent talks where Neville's grandmother can scare the hell out of Snape for poisoning Neville's pet? For messing with people because he didn't like one of their ancestors??
(a lot of my problems are with Snape as a teacher, the incompetent teachers, lack of standardisation in terms of magic tools, etc.)
When I got to book 5 I was pretty much done with Hogwarts at a school and thought it was a perfectly proper reaction of the ministry to get some involvement in the education process. Just nooooot in the way they did at all.
Re: What book are you currently reading? - Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:11 am
i'm reading Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer, the first book in the Area X series.
i liked the movie, and apparently i've had the book on my to-read list for years, so..
Re: What book are you currently reading? - Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:26 am
Book 6 and 7 can be so frustrating due to Dumbledore's guessing games with people and I really had to drag myself through 6, but 7 was through within a few days.
I'm now reading "Zen and the Art of Murder", which I borrowed from a co-worker.
It's the first from a crime series set around the town where I live, so that's fun. Sadly, I don't really like the characters much, maybe due to my personal disposition, but the alcoholic weary policewoman is just not doing it for me. We're given reasons for her alcoholism with a divorce and that she had to shoot (and kill) a man (I assume not that common here in Germany) on duty, but the way it's written is just very off-putting to me.
I'll drag myself through this first book, but likely decline on borrowing further books.
I've also shopped for my summer vacation reading: Frankenstein, Price and Prejudice and Neverwhere. Might also take Blood, Sweat and Pixels or the first of the Thrawn Star Wars Books.
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