I sat in a room with Fidel Castro, George Bush, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Condoleeza Rice, and even Danny Glover today and discussed socialism vs democracy. It's true.
My final in my third world women in cuba class was a debate, and the professor had us research our characters so that we could discuss Cuba and the U.S. as these politicians, writers, celbrities, etc. It was actually fun, people got into it. Fidel won hands down, btw. NAU students have a tendency towards socialism. How many people can say that their finals wqere fun?
ALmost done with finals, two down, one to go!!
I started the receptionist position at work, it's so much easier. AND I GET TO READ BOOKS! woohoo! And I answer the phone. I'm afriad I'm getting that phone voice. Oh well.
SO, about that book thing, I need to work on a list. Here's what I have to start with:
The First Circle (it's a russian book about the prison camps in Siberia. I've been wanting to read it for a few years, but it's one of those intense books and I haven't had time. Maybe I'll be able to continue my summer-russian book tradition.)
The Brothers Karamazov (need a refresher)
I want to find a biography on Jane Hull, and DOrothy Day. Maybe that new one on Jimmy Stewart too.
Walden Pond. Gotta read it once.
Olaudah Equianus. (started this one. he's the ex-slave in Amazing Grace, it's really good so far.)
The Kite Runner. (Afghanistan)
Daniel Deronda. (George Eliot)
Celebration of Discipline. (never finished it)
That's all I have so far. Any suggestions? I'll have to go look around. I might reread a few too... it's been so long.