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Added a bunch of books to my previously inactive Goodreads account. If you're there please feel free to add me. I have no friends there. *sniffle* I'm not exactly sure how it differs from Librarything but it seems not to have the limit on adding books for free that Librarything does.
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I finally finished the Beauvoir biography over the weekend. I'm still a bit mystified by her relationship with Sarte but am trying not to judge it too harshly since my personal beliefs about feminism include the right of women to chose the lives they wish even if that life does follow more 'traditional' gender roles (obviously says the housewife) but I can't help but wonder what she might have accomplished had she not spent 50 years putting his needs ahead of her own and also I wonder how much of his work was really hers (she did a great deal of editing and rewriting for him). Even so she ended up making a significant impact on the world. Was it as great as Sarte's? I don't know enough about those sorts of things to judge.

Now I've moved on to a new book, Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II. So far it's both fascinating and disturbing.
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I'm sick (sore throat) and my wisdom tooth on my left side seems to be growing into my cheek and possibly infected making it impossible to chew food on my left side. I already can't eat on the right side because of the tooth that needs the root canal and cap. I feel like a horse that needs to be put down. We're supposed to be getting a car on Thursday and I guess after that I'll see if I can afford to have any dental work. Tomas' mom thinks that her regular insurance totally covered his wisdom teeth being removed without the dental insurance even getting involved. We'll find out I suppose.

Also I think I'm starting to get depressed. I can feel it opening up and trying to suck me in. I'm trying to stay kinda busy during the day which means I'm not taking naps. Not sleeping much at night because of the wee nursling and I'm barely eating because of the teeth, it's no wonder that I'm sick and on the verge of depression. Not a great deal I can do about it though. I'm cramming Vit. C and trying to up my water intake. At least I'm still on various vitamins, a prenatal and fish oil supplement.

Anyway. /whine

I'm reading an interesting book about two important Atlanta families (Ivan Allen Jr's and Maynard Jackson's) one black and one white and how their histories tell part of the story of race relations in the city. It's quite interesting. I'm not getting through it very quickly because I still haven't mastered reading and nursing at the same time.

Also I finally got the dvd for Across the Universe and loved it. I watched all the extra features and then viewed it with commentary over the weekend and wish there had been more to see. I'm such a musical fiend. Julie Taymor is seriously talented. I ought to buy her other two movies. OH! And in the supplements they called the boxes sequence used in the military induction scene 'Cornell boxes'. *squee!* i really HAVE to get some books about him. I keep waiting for one to show up on Bookmooch but I don't see that happening anytime soon. Last night I finished watching the Elizabeth sequel during a nursathon. It was beautiful but lacking. I never felt engaged. Up next are Once and Away From Her.
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Tomas is reading Good Faeries/Bad Faeries to the girls and after he read about the one who steals children Rhiannon said in her deadpan way, "That must be why there's no Annie 2."
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May:

- Women of the Left Bank
- Creating Colette: Part One
- The Pure and the Impure by Colette
- Mirror Images by Chadwick

June:

- Philosophy: the Basics
- Man Ray: Paris ~ LA
- Sisters of Salome by Toni Bentley
- The Sadeian Woman by Angela Carter
-The Complete Claudine by Colette
*Claudine at School
*Claudine in Paris
*Claudine Married
*Claudine and Annie
-The Life and Work of Djuna Barnes by Philip Herring
-Introducing Foucault by Chris Horrocks

July:

- Heat by Bill Buford
- The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
- Feminism and Art History: Questioning the Litany edited by Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard
- Surrealism: desire unbound edited by Jennifer Mundy

August:

- Art Nouveau: An Architectural Indulgence
- Soul Kitchen by Poppy Z. Brite
- A Doll's House by Henrick Ibsen
- L'Amour fou: photography and surrealism by Rosiland Krauss and Jane Livingston

September:
- Oscar Wilde by Richard Ellmann
- Burning Your Boats by Angela Carter

October:
- Dangerous Pleasures by Gail Hershatter

November:
- London the Biography
- The Liar by Stephen Fry

December:
- I capture the castle by Dodie Smith
- Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
- Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette by Judith Thurman

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