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What We Read

Goodnight Moon. Dr. Seuss. Weekly Reader. Catcher in the Rye. Ms. Magazine. Cat's Cradle. Jonathan Livingston Seagull. Stranger in a Strange Land. The Women's Room. The Joy of Sex. Think back ... What books and magazines shaped your life? What are your "desert island" books? What unknown book would you recommend to the rest of us? Share your reading stories forward.

Stories on This Week's Writing Prompt

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David Brin’s Startide Rising
David Brin's "Uplift" universe thrilled me from the start. It had everything: great mysteries, epic scale, very alien aliens, [...]

Readers’ Choice

Girl Stories
I was an exuberant reader, often reading by flashlight under the covers when I was supposed to be sleeping. I heard my 3rd [...]
True Love and High Adventure
The thrilling tale of the Dread Pirate Roberts and Rodents Of Unusual Size and the Cliffs of Insanity and the Zoo of Death.
The Adventure of Reading
We visited the library at least once a week. I especially loved the Montclair (Oakland CA) branch which is contained in the [...]
Counterculture Kid
Thank heavens I was born into a family that encouraged reading. I did the flashlight under the covers thing from early on. In [...]

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Student Activism

Busting the Redwood Curtain: Anti-War Activism at Humboldt State University
“There was a sense of exhilaration,” my friend Wesley remembers, “a feeling that we were reacting as a group, as one. That [...]
Street Fighting [Wo]man
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“Hey! The time is right for violent revolution” sang Mick Jagger in August 1968. When I heard it, I had just come [...]

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Time is a river…
. . . a violent current of events, glimpsed once and already gone past. — Marcus Aurelius
Some “thens” I don’t miss
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I am nostalgic for many things but not all.  Here is a quick take on some of the items from the 50s and 60s I don’t [...]

Think back about …

What We Read

Goodnight Moon. Dr. Seuss. Weekly Reader. Catcher in the Rye. Ms. Magazine. Cat's Cradle. Jonathan Livingston Seagull. Stranger in a Strange Land. The Women's Room. The Joy of Sex. Think back ... What books and magazines shaped your life? What are your "desert island" books? What unknown book would you recommend to the rest of us? Share your reading stories forward.

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